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Training and qualification pathways for a range of disciplines in outdoor contexts are offered by universities, polytechnics, and other organisations, including through workplace training. 


Skills Active Aotearoa

Skills Active Aotearoa is the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for sport, exercise, recreation and performing arts. Through the Outdoor Recreation pathway, a range of activity-specific qualifications can be attained, including the specifically designed NZC in Outdoor Leadership.

Find out about the recently aligned New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Leadership (EOTC)Designed specifically to validate competence in leading EOTC, the qualification attracts a Ministry of Education subsidy for practicing teachers. This is a qualification completed through workplace training.


Tertiary institutions

Options for full-time study range from practical applied short-courses to full academic undergraduate and postgraduate degrees can be found on this page.



Other training pathways

    • Module-based training and assessment such as what is offered by AdventureWorks