Diploma in Adventure Tourism

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkairua Tapoi Hakinakina
Code WR3005
Level 5
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $5,599* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2
Intakes information

Limited places available in Semester 2.

Study options Full-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Further study Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$19,950
IntakesFebruary
Minimum IELTS5.5 with no band less than 5
Duration (length of study)1 year
Application Checklist and RequirementsView the information page to see what documents you must supply with your application.
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Programme aim

This diploma provides students with the knowledge and skills required for guiding adventure tourism ventures. In particular, the specialist areas are: rafting skills; sea kayaking; ropes; anchors and rope skills; mountain skills and trip leadership skills.

Award information

Included qualifications

Short Course Certificate in Rafting – Technical and Client Skills to Grade 3

To achieve the award of the Diploma in Adventure Tourism students must pass a total of 120 credits. 

To achieve the award of the Short Course Certificate in Rafting – Technical and Client Skills to Grade 3 students must pass a total of 30 compulsory credits from TOUR.5001 and TOUR.5002.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:
  • competently raft guide at Grade 2 and/or 3;
  • undertake the external examination for sea kayaking instructor level;
  • apply the base skills required to pathway to mountain industry, including rope systems;
  • perform ambulance and ski-level pre-hospital emergency care;
  • accomplish leadership tasks including risk management, environmental judgements and business start up;
  • perform outdoor activities with an understanding of the impacts of adventure tourism in terms of cultural and historical aspects and also legislative regulations; and
  • pursue an area of interest.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Compulsory courses

Course details
TOUR.5001 Technical Raft Skills to Grade 3
The aim of this course is to provide students with the technical, theoretical and rescue skills required to raft commercially at Grade 3 level.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
TOUR.5002 Raft Clients Commercially to Grade 3 Level
The aim of this course is to equip students with the skills required to guide clients at a Grade 3 level.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
TOUR.5003 Skills with Ropes, Anchors and Rope Systems
The aim of this course is to equip students with the skills required to use ropes, anchors and rope systems in a variety of settings including rock climbing, abseiling, water based rope work and rescue rope systems.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
TOUR.5006 Trip Leadership and Management of an Outdoor Activity
The aim of this course is to enable students to apply the knowledge and skills fo trip planning, leadership, risk management and first aid skills to an outdoor activity.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1

Optional courses

Select 30 credits

Course details
MGMT.5941 Fundamentals of Marketing
The aim of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of fundamental marketing concepts relevant to contemporary organisations.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
TOUR.4400 Leadership in Adventure Guiding
This course equips students with the ability to provide leadership in adventure guiding.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
TOUR.5004 Sea Kayak Technical Skills and Trip Leadership for One Day and Multiday Trips
The aim of this course is to equip students with the skills required to guide a one and/or multiday sea kayak trip.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
TOUR.5005 Practical Skills for the Snow/Mountain Industry
The aim of this course is to provide a range of skills required for the snow and mountain industry. The students will gain an understanding of the industry and avenues for employment.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2


*Course cost: Standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the International Programmes and Tuition Fees information page.

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017