Tertiary Programmes


Love the outdoors? Train towards a career in outdoor education…


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

This is a one year programme that will teach you how to explore all outdoor environments – mountains, bush, rocks and rivers– whilst staying safe by assessing and managing risk. The focus is on giving you the personal skills to be comfortable in these environments. This course leads onto and is a prerequisite for the Diploma course.

Please download the prospectus for course details.


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

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.

Please download the prospectus for course details.



Domestic Applicants – online  form

International Applicants – online  form


2021 Prospectus (soon to be updated for 2022) – download


International Application Guidelines – download

NZQA Quality Assurance

Maori Student Scholarship

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

For more information about our tertiary programme please contact us