Outdoor Experiences Qualifications (Level 3, 4)

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Who are these qualifications for?     

Skills Active has developed two Outdoor Experiences qualifications:

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 4)

These qualifications are designed to be completed on-the job while undertaking roles such as pest control, track maintenance, Defence Force field work, New Zealand land search and rescue, and rangering.

Graduates are only able to operate under the direct supervision and guidance of an outdoor leader.

This pathway of qualifications provides a framework for the trainee to progress from managing their own personal safety in low-technical and low-risk outdoor settings, all the way through to managing risk while undertaking outdoor experiences in unfamiliar and dynamic environments. 

Please note that these qualifications are only available as customised programmes for specific employers. Get in touch with us for more information.

What's involved?

This pathway of qualifications covers the following areas:

Preparing for your own outdoor experience, taking into account equipment, weather, terrain, and logistic requirements (Level 3)

Operating safely in unfamiliar and dynamic outdoor environments, managing yourself and taking into account equipment, weather, logistics, and safety management, and maintaining personal fitness and the physical skills required to operate safely (Level 4).

These qualifications are designed to be completed in 6-10 months.

What are the costs?

On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

To check out our fees list, click here. 

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch. 

Where to from here?

Keen to qualify your passion for outdoor experiences? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.   

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the outdoor recreation industry.  

If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.  

Want to see where these qualifications can take you next?

Check out our range of other outdoor recreation qualifications

Discover your own career path on Tōu Aratika  - our careers website. 

Express your interest


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P   0508 4 SKILLS (0508 475 4557)

E   info@skillsactive.org.nz