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

Hillary Outdoors Education Centres

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 sector with practitioners who are capable of operating independently in a personal capacity, and who have the skills and underpinning pedagogy to safely instruct or guide a range of outdoor activities.

Graduates will be capable of operating under indirect supervision in familiar environments and under direct supervision in unfamiliar environments.

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

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

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Minimum of 19 years of age. Have completed Hillary Outdoors New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (multi-skilled) Level 4 or comparable qualification with another tertiary provider. Or have the equivalent proven skills and experience. Show a genuine interest and enthusiasm to instruct and lead others in the outdoors. Have a solid base of technical skills in a range of outdoor activities. Have work experience in a leadership role. Have a good level of physical fitness to withstand the demands of the course. Be water confident. Hold a current first aid certificate. Be self-motivated, with a responsible attitude and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people and as part of a team. Academic - English language requirements - all applicants must have a standard of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. International students or students for whom English is not their first language will have to meet the requirements as set out by NZQA and provide evidence of this gained in the last two years.

Detailed requirements

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


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$9,224 $9,224
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$5,574 $5,574
Total $14,798 $14,798

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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:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 688 843
Phone: (09) 973 4740
Fax: (09) 929 3404

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Where does this information come from?

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

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