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


Wanaka, Central Otago

One year full-time (34 teaching weeks)

On and off campus with field trips throughout the year (some of these will be overnight)


A great first step into outdoor and adventure education.

Enjoy studying in Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand’s best outdoor classroom and the country’s epicentre of outdoor pursuits. Our Certificate will provide you with the core skills and knowledge you need to work in the outdoor adventure industry, including kayaking, rafting, rock climbing and tramping, mountain biking, nutrition, health, physical and psychological performance, and leadership. 

Take your gap year within New Zealand and get the chance grow your personal and life skills. It will also enhance your understanding and skills in leadership, personal communication, group interaction, tikanga, kawa of mana whenua and sustainable practice. 

Graduates may be eligible to apply for full registration on the New Zealand Register of Recreation Professionals (NZRRP). 

This qualification may enable you to engage in paid or volunteer roles as a trainee instructor, leader or guide within community and private outdoor or adventure education/recreation/tourism providers. 

For more details contact the Programme Coordinator, Pete Eley ( to discuss the programme.