New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences


Subject area

Sport and Recreation Activities



14 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide New Zealand with individuals who can safely and effectively participate in outdoor experiences.
This qualification will provide a diverse range of workplaces, communities, and education organisations with graduates who hold the essential technical skills needed to maintain own personal safety while undertaking outdoor experiences in familiar environments which are low risk, low technical.
Graduates will be able to operate under the direct supervision and guidance of an outdoor leader or instructor.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must be 16 years or over. NCEA level 1 or equivalent AND provide evidence of a level of literacy sufficient to (i) be able to study at this level, and (ii) interpret and apply health and safety requirements be able to demonstrate an interest in the field and the potential to succeed. An applicant aged 20 years or more may be admitted at the discretion of the Head of School, where the applicant demonstrates the capability to undertake and complete the programme of study. All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. For international students, ways in which English language fluency may be demonstrated include the following: successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction (subject to the conditions in EIT's Database for English Language Proficiency (DELP)) completion of a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3 with any endorsement) IELTS Academic score of 5, with no band score lower than 5, achieved in a single test within the two years preceding enrolment accepted international equivalents to the above IELTS scores (see equivalency tables in the DELP.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


14 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$2,229 $2,229
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$1,881 $1,881
Total $4,110 $4,110

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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