Adventure Tourism and Guiding
Level 4

Adventure Tourism and Guiding (Level 4)

  • We are evolving

    From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
    Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.

  • Locations and dates


    20 February 2023
  • Study options

    Full-time and part-time study options available

  • Length

    40 weeks full-time including 6 weeks of study breaks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2022: $8,249 plus $240 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Take your love of the outdoors to the next level with an Adventure Tourism and Guiding qualification.

No two weeks are ever the same for learners on the Level 4 Certificate in Adventure Tourism and Guiding.

The diverse wilderness areas of the Top of the South (Te Tau Ihu) and beyond will become your stunning outdoor classroom. NMIT's Nelson's Campus is located just a short distance from three awesome national parks, rivers, ski fields and caves, and are renowned throughout the world by adventurers. 

This programme teaches:

  • Whitewater rafting
  • Sea and whitewater kayaking
  • Hiking, tramping & bushwalking
  • Snowboarding or skiing
  • Rock climbing
  • Canyoning

Programme structure

The programme is structured into eight 15-credit courses and is best studied full-time. A part-time block course option is also available. A combination of on-campus classes and overnight trips make up this mostly practical programme.

Advance to the next level

Study the Diploma in Adventure Tourism and Guiding (Level 5)(external link) in your second year and build on the skills you have gained during the Level 4 Certificate. Graduates can go on obtain industry tickets in most disciplines and work as professionals in the industry.








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