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

Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Subject area

Sport and Recreation Activities




1 Year

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 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).

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Entry into the Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Level 4) will be in accordance with the requirements of the qualification conditions, TPP's Academic Statute, and as outlined below. In the case of any discrepancies the Academic Statute overrides all other TPP documents. Learners must: 1. Have successfully completed NCEA level 1 (or equivalent) and attained 42 NCEA credits at level 3. 2. Special entry may be recommended by the programme leader for applicants who do not meet the above criteria. 3. Applicants must hold a current First Aid Certificate which includes unit standards 6400, 6401, 6402 or equivalent, which has been completed within the previous 6 months of application. 4. Be able to demonstrate suitable physical capability as outlined in the enrolment questionnaire and have a high likelihood of success in this programme. 5. Have evidence of appropriate language competency if English is not the applicant's first language of IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) with no band below 5.0. 6. Applicants must successfully meet the safety check requirements of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014 (conditional acceptance may be granted while this process is completed). 7. Have their application reviewed by TPP staff.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,414 $8,414
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,978 $9,978
Total $18,392 $18,392

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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:

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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 800 411
Phone: (03) 769 9400
Fax: (03) 768 4503

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