Adventure Tourism Leadership
Some of the very best learning in life comes through challenging your personal boundaries and training to work well in difficult situations.
Get outdoors, get active and have fun while you learn a wide range of outdoor skills. At the same time the Adventure Tourism Leadership programme allows you to develop your personal leadership style, enhance your communication skills, and determine your contribution to creating a high functioning team.
These personal and social skills are not only critical in today’s world of work they are transferable to any career path you choose to take. During the Level 2 course you will experience mountain biking, caving, sea kayaking, rock climbing and camping, and in so doing, gain valuable credits at NCEA Level 2. The Level 3 course builds on existing outdoor skills allowing students to become more confident and skilled in different outdoor environments.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Demonstrate the use of basic rope systems for top rope rock climbing and abseiling.
- Demonstrate basic rock climbing movement.
- Demonstrate sea kayaking skills on sheltered or slow moving water.
- Experience camping.
- Select, set up and maintain a mountain or cycle touring bike.
- Mountain Bike on intermediate to expert terrain.
- Demonstrate basic caving skills.
- Prepare for, participate in, and evaluate an outdoor experience as a member of a group.
- Create a personal bush survival kit and demonstrate bush survival skills.
- Explain search and rescue procedures.
Note: If circumstances change there could be mixed models of delivery e.g online, face to face one day per week or block options.
Level 2 and 3 options
Starts: Term 1 and 3 intakes
4 x four day block courses (includes overnight)
Whenua Iti Outdoors
Pathways + Opportunities
- Diploma in Adventure Tourism*
- Health Science (Paramedicine)
- Royal New Zealand Police College
- Diploma in Applied Fitness
- Bachelor in Sport and Recreation*
- New Zealand Armed Forces Training
* Available locally through NMIT
NB – these are indicative career paths only. The leadership, technical and social skills focused on as a part of this Trades Academy option can complement many other career pathways.
- New Zealand Army, Navy or Air Force
- Outdoor Physical Education Teacher
- Paramedic, Search and Rescue Emergency Management
- New Zealand Police Force
- Outdoor Instructor
- Adventure Tourism Guide
For Asher, the real highlights of the Adventure programme have been pushing his physical skills to new limits as well as further enhancing his personal and social skills working alongside other young people on the course. “We start off in groups with people we don’t know, but the programme is structured so that we get to know each other really well and we learn to trust one another and collaborate. I’ve developed my group communication and leadership skills which I’ll be able to use in the future.”
Donje heard about the programme through her school Careers Advisor. “It sounded like such a good opportunity that I thought I’d give it a go. I come from a small school and this has helped me to meet new people, learn some really cool things and develop my leadership skills.” Donje has enjoyed all the activities so far – mountain biking, sea-kayaking and rock climbing. “They’re challenging and fun. For me, it’s all about the experience. The credits are useful but they’re not the priority. I’m interested in developing my confidence and leadership skills more.”