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Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism Studies

Adventure Tourism and Guiding

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year -
  • Total tuition fees -
  • Program type Diploma
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date February, July

Program Overview

What Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology says about their program:
"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. Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students"

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Program Structure

  • Adventure Tourism and Guiding (Level 5)

    Phone 0800 422 733

    nmit.ac.nz

    Contact us

    [email protected]

    NMIT is an NZQA approved Category 1 tertiary education provider and ISO 9001 certified

Admissions requirements

Applications are welcome any time. Once you have found your program of interest, please see below the miniumum requirements to apply.

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Certificates TOEFL 60 / IELTS 6.0 (no band below 5.5) UG - TOEFL 60 / IELTS 6.0 (no band below 5.5) PG - TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0)

A few programs require a higher English proficiency.

5-7 years 1 to 3 IELTS 6.0 levels 3 or 4 UG certificates 5.5 or 5

Bachelor’s

A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), including at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) in each of two subjects, of which at least one relates to English; and at least one is from the subject list below; with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the NZQF.

Painting (Visual Art), Design (Visual Art), Photography (Visual Art), Sculpture (Visual Art), Printmaking (Visual Art), Graphics (Technology),Design (Technology), Textiles (Technology), Media Studies, Drama, Materials Technology, Digital Technology, English, History, Social Sciences, Art History.

Or

Successful completion of a recognised art/media foundation programme or equivalent, for example the New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)

Applicants over the age of 20: No academic qualifications are required.

Other requirements: An initial discussion with the Head of Department or delegate is required to assess applicants’ individual motivation, commitment, and suitability for the program.

Special entry

In exceptional circumstances if you do not meet the full entry requirements you may be granted admission to the program on the approval of the Head of Department or delegate if they are confident of your ability to successfully undertake the degree with a reasonable likelihood of success.

Portfolio requirements

Portfolios should be an arts and design portfolio or equivalent personal portfolio. The portfolio may include a selection of the following:

  • Sketchbooks or workbooks showing the development of ideas
  • Arts or design works, including both process works and finished works
  • Photographs or slides or recordings relevant to the program
  • Photographic or digital records of any of the above

Portfolios will be examined for evidence of your potential to further develop the following attributes:

  • Technical skills in arts and/or design
  • Design processes and/or concept development

Master’s

You must have:

  • An undergraduate degree from a New Zealand tertiary institution accredited to offer qualifications at this level; or
  • An undergraduate degree from an overseas tertiary institution, deemed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to be of equivalent standing; or
  • Equivalent practical, professional or educational experience
  • English language requirements

You must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. If your first language is not English, you must have an international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each band) issued within the last two years or equivalent.

Special entry

In exceptional circumstances, if you do not meet the academic requirements, you may be granted entry to the program. You must supply evidence to satisfy the Academic Committee of their ability to succeed on the program.

Different term starts per program on the following months: February, May, July, September, December.

Fees and funding

Scholarships are a great way to help reduce your study costs. Every year Nelson Marlborough award $100,000 to students.

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Diplomas / Graduate Diplomas / Bachelors - US$12,200 / year (NZ$18,900 / year) Postgraduate Diplomas - US$13,500 / program (NZ$20,900 / program) Master - US$18,390 / year (NZ$28,450 / year)

Only for English Pathway Program (16 weeks) - if student intends to enter a bachelor's program, full tuition is covered by NMIT. If students are going for a Graduate Diploma, 50% tuition is covered by NMIT.

Scholarship for bachelor's programs and NZ Diploma in Civil Engineering - NZ$3,000 scholarship.

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Visa requirements for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Many international students will require a visa to study in New Zealand, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

New Zealand student visa requirements