New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 4)
Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), will be assessed for academic entry equivalency.
Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic entry requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry. This may include Recognition of Prior Learning. Contact Ara for advice.
In addition, applicants need to:
A first aid certificate (Red Cross Comprehensive or St John's Workplace) which is current at the time the programme starts.
Consent to Disclosure of Information: Applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on your placement. The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of Department. Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.
Applicants should be able to show physical capability to undertake the practical components of the programme, including: water confidence (i.e. swim 50m), being able to carry an overnight bushwalking pack, being able to ride a bike. (Note: In some circumstances alternatives paths of study could be developed for applicants who may not be able to demonstrate some of these physical capabilities).
Employment opportunities for qualified outdoor instructors and guides is growing as tourist numbers increase. This nationally recognised qualification includes a variety of embedded industry awards (in rock and abseil, sea kayaking, mountain biking and white water kayaking) ensuring a broad range of career opportunities for you as a graduate.
Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year