Love the outdoors? Come and train with the best towards a career in outdoor education at our Tongariro Centre.

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

This one year, full-time course of study follows on from our Certificate programme and is also delivered at our Tongariro Centre. This course will give you the opportunity to further develop your leadership skills, increase your practical skills and risk management procedures. The course will focus on preparing to work in the industry and there is opportunity to work alongside the Instructors at Hillary Outdoors.

Please download the Prospectus for more course details.

Tertiary Scholarships

Every year Hillary Outdoors offers two scholarships to students identifying as Maori for a place on either of our Tertiary Programmes - Certificate or Diploma.

The Scholarship is valued at 50% of the tuition fees for one year of study.

To apply students must submit their course application, followed by a letter explaining their Maori Heritage, why they need a scholarship and what benefit it could bring to themselves and their Iwi.

For more information or to submit your scholarship letter please contact Tui Brabyn - Tertiary Administrator, Tongariro Centre.

Information for International Students

We welcome students from all over the world to study with us.

Please read the application guidelines or apply here

Check out our FAQs for more info!


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Course dates 2022
7th February – 11th November


  • Student Tuition Fees from $8,735


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