Certificate in Adventure Tourism

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkaitahi Tāpoi Hākinakina
Code WR2622
Level 3
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $5,428* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2
Intakes information

Limited space available for semester 2 intake

Study options Full-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Tauranga (Windermere)
Further study Diploma in Adventure Tourism
*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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Programme aim

Gain the ability to deliver frontline service skills in the adventure tourism industry. This is achieved by delivering core tourism skills combined with specialisation in adventure tourism operations.

Career opportunities

Junior adventure guide, frontline position in adventure tourism operations

Award information

Included qualifications

National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) (Level 3)

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

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • practically apply outdoor activity skills to adventure-based business;
  • provide high quality customer service in tourism business as customer service personnel; 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
FAID.3001 Workplace First Aid
This course will provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of workplace first aid.
Credits 5 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2, On Demand, Secondary Tertiary Pathway Delivery
FAID.3002 First Aid for the Outdoors
The course will provide students with the ability to identify, assess and deal with emergency situations involved in outdoor activities.
Credits 5 Intakes Semester 1
TOUR.2042 Outdoor Experience 1
This course will provide the students with the ability to perform outdoor activities in camping and rock climbing, including assessing weather conditions and managing health and safety.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
TOUR.2043 Outdoor Experience 2
This course will provide students with the ability to perform outdoor activities in crossing rivers, rafting, kayaking and mountain biking.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
TOUR.3400 Frontline Services
The aim of this course is to give students the ability to interact with clients/customers to provide quality customer service.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2

Optional courses

Course details
GENR.4300 Work Experience
This course will provide students with the ability to enhance learning by participating in work experience.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2, May, November
TOUR.3001 Tourism Careers
The aim of this course is to give students the ability to evaluate a work role within the tourism industry in terms of personal and legal requirements.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
TOUR.4400 Leadership in Adventure Guiding
This course equips students with the ability to provide leadership in adventure guiding.
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: 14 Nov 2017