2 years
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 9,773
NZD 14,644
Foreign students
USD 24,627
NZD 36,900
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This program will strengthen and develop students’ skills in the technical, professional, instructional and leadership aspects of a range of outdoor. This program will focus on practical learning, self-evaluation, goal setting and industry experience that will enhance students’ ability in order to obtain employment in different areas (guiding/instructing positions) in both nationally and internationally. Once this program is successfully completed, students can consider furthering their study with Otago’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Healthand Wellness).

Entry Requirements

  • You must submit a logbook showing at least 30 hours of relevant outdoor recreation experience.
  • We prefer that you have 48 NCEA credits at Level 2, including 8 credits at Level 2 in an English-rich subject OR equivalent qualifications/experience.
  • We prefer that you have a current First Aid Certificate.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet diploma-level entry requirements. 

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.0 (with no band score less than 6.0).