Get paid for doing a career you love! Study in Wanaka, Central Otago – New Zealand’s best outdoor classroom and the country’s epicentre of outdoor pursuits.

Improve your ability to gain employment in a range of guiding/instructing positions, both nationally and internationally – or go on to further study. Taught by some of the most passionate and dedicated outdoor educators in New Zealand, our programmes have a strong focus on practical learning, self-evaluation, personal leadership and industry experience.

Adventure in Central Otago

The New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-Skilled) (Level 4). This is a great first step into outdoor and adventure education. Our Certificate will provide you with the core skills and knowledge you need to work in the outdoor adventure industry.


New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 4)

  • Wanaka
  • One year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Gain the core skills and knowledge you need to work in the Outdoor and Adventure Education industry. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to enter our New Zealand Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Level 5)* which is being offered from 2021.

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