Sustainability and outdoor education

About sustainability and outdoor education

Outdoor activities and pursuits are almost an international obsession in New Zealand. With thousands of New Zealanders and tourists taking advantage of our beautiful surroundings every year, sustaining our landscapes and ourselves within the bounds of a society and tourism industry that thrives on sporting actions, thrills and adventure is no small task.

Share your passion for sustainability, knowledge of geography and outdoor education and their relationship to our health and well-being. A career as an outdoor instructor, adventure or eco-tourism guide, ski/snowboard instructor, conservation worker or environmental educator will provide you with broad opportunities both here and overseas.

Studying sustainability and outdoor education

Well regarded for delivering high end applied programmes, our education professionals have extensive sector experience and are passionate about their role in helping you learn. They know the demands of working in this field and share their knowledge, experience and industry connections to ensure you have substantial training hours both on and off-campus.

Our qualifications provide you with the opportunity to gain industry qualifications or participate in an internship as part of the programme.

You can choose to study a range of programmes, from certificate level courses through to our graduate qualifications. Subjects on offer include outdoor recreation, skiing and snowboarding instruction, sustainability and outdoor education, and environmental and outdoor leadership.

In New Zealand, the Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education is the only outdoor education degree that includes sustainability as a major component.

Programmes

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Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Programme code: CH4032 Level: 7 Credits: 120

Gain advanced professional development in sustainability and outdoor education with our graduate diploma qualifying you to teach others how to appreciate and explore the natural world.

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Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education

Programme code: CH4025 Level: 7 Credits: 360

Our three year degree is unlike any other offered in New Zealand, giving you the confidence to share your passion for sustainability and knowledge of our geography, outdoor education and its relation to our health and wellbeing.

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Diploma in Environmental and Outdoor Leadership

Programme code: CH4024 Level: 5 Credits: 120

With our unique qualification exploring concepts of ' environmental interpretation' you will discover the varied ecosystems and climates that are at work in our stunning natural landscapes and develop the critical skills you need for an exciting career in tourism, education or conservation.

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Graduate Certificate of Environmental and Outdoor Leadership

Programme code: CH4031 Level: 7 Credits: 60

Fine tune and strengthen your leadership skills for guiding others in outdoor environments and activities with our graduate programme.

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