Tertiary Programmes

Our Tertiary Programmes (Level 4 and Level 5) are now fully subscribed  for 2020. We are happy to still accept applications and any suitable applicants will go onto a waiting list should a place become available between now and the start of the Programmes in February 2020. If you have any queries please contact Tui Brabyn, Tertiary Administrator 07386 5511.


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NZQA Quality Assuance

2020 Prospectus – download

International Applicants – online  form

International Application Guidelines – download

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Contact us about these courses

Following The Review of Tertiary Qualifications (TRoQ) Hillary Outdoors is developing new programmes to deliver in 2020.

Tertiary 2020: Are you ready to learn through adventure?

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (multi-skilled) Level 4

Programme starting February 2020. This is a one year programme that will teach you how to explore all outdoor environments – mountains, bush, rivers, caves – whilst staying safe by assessing and managing risk. The focus is on giving you the personal skills to be comfortable in these environments.  Click here for course details.

ENROLL NOW – online form

New Zealand Diploma in Outdoor and Adventure Education (multi-skilled) Level 5

Programme starting February 2020. This programme will give you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills, further increase your practical skills and risk management and prepare yourself for work in the industry by working alongside instructors at Hillary Outdoors. Click here for course details.

ENROLL NOW – online form

Maori Student Scholarship

Visit our scholarships page for information on how to apply for a Maori student scholarship