Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) Level 4
Take your love of the outdoors to the next level. During this Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education, you will learn to design, deliver and manage outdoor adventure and recreation experiences. You will participate in a broad range of outdoor recreation experiences at an introductory level, encouraging a high degree of motivation, personal determination and teamwork. You’ll go outdoor rock climbing, caving, bush tramping, canoeing and kayaking, and complete alpine experiences. These practical activities will help you learn how to put activities together to create adventure programmes.
- This is a new certificate developed by Skills Active which is the industry training organisation for the sport and recreation and outdoor industry. We are awaiting approval from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority for this program. We expect to be delivering this program in 2019
- This qualification has been developed by industry for industry. The learning outcomes of this qualification are designed to meet industry needs.
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.
- Manage themselves across a range of outdoor activities, taking into account
equipment, weather, local conditions, logistics and safety management.
- Apply principles of health, physical and psychological performance to enhance
personal competence and safe participation for a range of outdoor activities.
- Apply a framework of kaitiakitanga that incorporates respect for the tikanga and kawa of local iwi and/or Hapū, sustainability, and the environment in which they are
- Use leadership theories to inform personal leadership and leadership of peers in a range of outdoor activities.
- Apply the safety management system of an organisation, including being able to respond appropriately within an emergency care situation.
- Plan, prepare and lead outdoor activities in low-risk, low-technical outdoor environments, under direct supervision.
one year of full-time
Fees for 2019 have not been set yet. You may be eligible for Fees Free, check here
You could work in:
Councils, community groups and Christian camps offering outdoor experiences; schools and tertiary providers; and non-profit outdoor centres YMCA, Kokako Lodge, YouthTown, Hillary Outdoors, MERC, Motutapu Outdoor Education Centre.
COMMERCIAL OUTDOOR OPERATORS
Adventure tourism operators like Auckland Sea Kayaks, commercial guiding companies, hiking, skiing, mountain biking. commercial outdoor education providers Big Foot Adventures, AdventureWorks
This could lead to further training or study in:
This course will lead directly into
New Zealand Diploma in Outdoor Instructor (Multi-skilled)
(Level 5) (120 credits)
Or you can go off to gain further qualifications or opportunities in police force, paramedic, education and teaching, business management, youth work, social work, counselling, adventure therapy, conservation and sustainability, sport and recreation, team building, organisational development and coaching.
Adventure therapy, youth development, social work, sport and recreation, conservation environmental sustainability, park ranger, health and fitness, team building, leadership training, facilitation
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