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

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Sport and Recreation Activities

Qualification

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

It is strongly recommended that all individuals hold a first aid certificate either before entering programmes leading towards this qualification or before completing study.

Organisations or workplaces within the Outdoor Recreation sector may be covered by The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 depending on their organisation type or whether they provide services to organisations responsible for children and/or youth.

Where a learner engages with an organisation and/or activity that is covered by The Vulnerable Children Act 2014, they must successfully meet the safety check requirements.

For the purpose of this qualification, engagement may mean employment, practical experience or any learning and assessment within a programme leading to this qualification.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the outdoor and adventure education industry with practitioners who are personally competent across a range of outdoor activities and are able to lead others in some of those activities.

Graduates will be capable of operating in low-risk, low-technical dynamic outdoor environments under direct supervision.

Graduates will contribute to the cultural, social, environmental and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Sport and Recreation at this level can earn:

$26,000

Median earnings one year after study

$30,000

Median earnings two years after study

$36,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

46%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Clutha District Council: Tuapeka County Bursary Fund

Provided by:

Clutha District Council - Corporate Services Administrator

Website:

https://www.cluthadc.govt.nz/your-district/funding-schemes/Pages/default.aspx

Value:

Minimum bursary of $1000 is available annually.

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New Zealand Pacific Scholarships

Provided by:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - NZ Aid Programme

Website:

https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/scholarships/types-of-scholarships

Value:

See 'Additional Information.'

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
Email: info@op.ac.nz
Web: http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz

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

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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

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