National Diploma in Outdoor Recreation (Instruction)

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?

This qualification recognises the specialist skills of Outdoor Recreation Instructors. Holders of this qualification will have demonstrated a high level of risk management in the outdoor recreation industry and the ability to instruct risk management to others. They will also have demonstrated research and writing skills as well as interpersonal communication skills to present information and facilitate groups. The Elective section of the qualification has been designed to allow for flexibility to choose unit standards from a number of Outdoor Recreation pursuits, or complementary skills in business, health and safety, Te Ao Turoa, and workplace supervision. Holders of this qualification will have a well rounded ability to instruct and lead groups in the outdoors.

This qualification builds on from either the National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (Instruction) with strands in Adventure Based Learning, Kayaking, Mountaineering, Single Pitch Rock Climbing, and Tramping [Ref: 0733] or the National Certificate in Caving (SRT Cave Guide Instruction) (Level 4) [Ref: 1192].

People intending to undertake this qualification in the workplace should seek advice to assist with their elective unit standard choice as some unit standards have prerequisite unit standards that are not included in this qualification.

Special Note

Prerequisite: The National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (Instruction) with at least one strand [Ref: 0733]; or the National Certificate in Caving (SRT Cave Guiding Instruction) (Level 4) [Ref: 1192]; or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must be 19 years old or over, have logged experience in at least one core pursuit, work experience in a leadership position, a first aid qualification, a good level of fitness and be water confident. International students must have IELTS 5.5 o

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)
$6,641 $6,641
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,196 $6,196
Total $12,837 $12,837

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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 $33,036
Earnings range $23,830 - $41,054
In employment 61%
In further study 32%
On a benefit 3%

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

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