Institute of Technology or PolytechnicNelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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With this programme, you’ll work closely with adventure operators to gain experience in the adventure tourism industry.
As an Adventure Tourism student, you will call the diverse wilderness areas of the Top of the South (and sometimes beyond) your classroom.
NMIT has conveniently located a short distance from three awesome National Parks (Kahurangi, Abel Tasman, and Nelson Lakes). While there are a number of classes on campus, you will also often be out and about hiking, rafting, rock climbing, sea-kayaking, skiing, snowboarding or canyoning.
The programme is structured into 15-credit courses that can be studied full time (part-time in block courses). A combination of on-campus classes and overnight trips are required.
We get started early in the year, to make the most of the summer weather! Our courses are applied and practical in nature. You can expect at least 80% of your learning to take place in the outdoors.
Career opportunities & pathways
Work as an adventure tourism guide or operator, or continue with further study.
Possible careers include:
Applicants under 20 years of age:
A minimum of 48 credits NCEA at level 2 across 4 subjects (at least 12 credits in one subject), or
New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi-skilled) (Level 4), or
Demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge.
Applicants aged 20 years or above:
No academic qualifications are required. Evidence to support an applicant’s ability to successfully undertake the programme with a reasonable likelihood of success may be requested.
English Language Requirements