Level 4 NZ Certificate in Outdoor Leadership
This is a standalone course or can be combined with WITT’s NZ Diploma in Business Level 5.

Timing: Part of full time
Credits: 60

Level 3 NZ Certificate in Outdoor Experiences
Timing: Two days per week over 30 weeks, starting late February or mid-year
Credits: 40 credits

Pest Eradication and Bush Survival
Join the growing predator-free Taranaki environmental movement and start a journey in conservation. This Level 3 training scheme is ideal for practical-minded students with a desire to learn bushcraft and contribute to positive change. We can also run Level 2 training for Year 11 and 12 if there is demand.
Credits: 12

What will I learn?
Each course has a focus on outdoor pursuit skill training alongside leadership and ‘soft’ skill personal development. You will learn about planning, preparing and leading groups in the outdoors, managing risk to enable safe but challenging experiences, interpreting weather, bush survival and navigation, environmental sustainability, abseiling, climbing and caving, rafting and kayaking skills. Your confidence will grow and your people management will improve.

What careers can it lead to?
Start your journey in this exciting industry and benefit from an active outdoors career that can lead to a career in adventure tourism, community health, education, outdoor instruction and guiding, the defence force or police, conservation and restoration, paramedic and search and rescue.

Who should apply?
At school, just left or been in the workforce for a while? These courses are ideal for you! Stay local, study and train either full time or while still working or at school. Our industry-experienced tutors will help you develop and challenge yourself while gaining a relevant leadership qualification.

Our day and residential courses are based upon Challenge-by-Choice and are designed for personal development, safe participation and skill development, and to meet classroom educational needs, gaining of NCEA credits, the Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award, and a myriad of work-ready skills.

Year 11 to 13 NCEA (15-18 years)
Unit Standard (day tramps, navigation, survival, rock climbing, abseiling, high ropes, low ropes, team building, rafting, caving, climbing) and PE Achievement Standard (risk, physical performance, leadership) assessment incorporating outdoor pursuit skill development and risk management. Students become work-ready, more adaptable and confident through learning self-management, personal limits, and communication and cooperation skills.

Year 9 and 10 (13-15 years)
Both three and five –day residential camps that build personal skills in the outdoors, working as a team, Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga and learning how to be guardians of our land – Kaitiakitanga. Activities involve rafting, high ropes, caving, adventure-based learning (ABL), team challenges, bush skills and navigation, camping out overnight, rock climbing and abseiling.
Or customise a course to work for your rangatahi.

Work-ready training with a focus on developing youth into confident, strong and communicative leaders for their schools, community and future workplace.

Leader Facilitation
Work-ready training with a focus on youth facilitating team activities and developing communication, co-operation, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

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