- New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 4), OR
- Equivalent qualification, OR
- Equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience
Applicants (including those over 20 years of age) who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager or delegate.
English language requirements
If English is not the applicant’s first language they will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table.(external link)
Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment.
- IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.0 in any subtest)
IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test
Note: Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.
All applicants must:
- Supply two Referee Reports that attest to their suitability for study on the programme.
- Complete a Criminal Conviction Declaration Form
- Complete an Outdoor Activities Questionnaire and Health Declaration Form
- Submit a Curriculum Vitae
- Attend an interview (in person or virtual)
Be subjected to safety checks, in order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’. These will include but are not limited to:
- A formal interview
- A Police Vet Check
- A risk assessment
Information for Applicants
Applicants should be aware that the programme has aspects that require a certain level of physical strength and fitness. Applicants must be physically capable of completing all aspects of the programme and may be asked to provide evidence. This is a Health and Safety requirement, not only for the individual concerned, but also for staff and other students in the group.
Failure to maintain fitness at the required level will result in the student being withdrawn from those practical components of the programme wherein the student’s lack of fitness poses a safety risk. Such withdrawal will not entitle the student to any fee refund.
Please note that there are drug and alcohol restriction requirements in this programme. Applicants need to be aware they may be subject to drug and alcohol testing while enrolled on the programme.