If you have a passion for helping others and want to work in an industry that contributes to the cultural, social and economic wellbeing of your community – this one-year diploma is a great option.
You’ll expand your knowledge of anatomy and physiology to build and develop skills in a range of areas, including exercise analysis, critical thinking, coaching, and more! These skills will help you develop your leadership capabilities so that when you graduate, you’ll be capable and able to supervise safe, ethical and professional procedures in sport, recreation and/or exercise settings.
This diploma is also a pathway into the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance, students complete the diploma and then pathway into the second year of the degree.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 5)
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1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Part-time study available
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- Event supervisor
- Exercise consultant
- Hauora or health educator
- OSCAR leader
- Recreation supervisor
- Recreation programme coordinator
- Sport development officer
- Sport coordinator
- Whānau Ora leader
Topics you'll cover
- OTHH5020: Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science
- OTHH5021: Skill Learning and Technique Development
- SPOR5016: Exercise, Sport and Recreation Planning
- SPOR5017: Academic and Professional Skills
- SPOR5018: Sport, Exercise and Recreation in Aotearoa New Zealand
- SPOR5019: Leadership in Exercise, Sport and Recreation
- SPOR5020: Exercise, Sport and Recreation Issues in Society
- OTHH5022: Human Anatomy and Physiology
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Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You must have:
- NCEA Level 2 with passes in English / Te Reo Māori, or
- Equivalent Educational achievement, or
- completed the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4), or
- completed the New Zealand Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise (Level 4), or
- Special Admission, and
- Satisfactory Police vetting
For applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.
All applicants will be required to provide a signed Police Vetting consent form. Convictions will not necessarily prevent applicants from entering the course and reviewed on a case by case basis.
Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements may be given special admission if they can provide evidence that they are capable of achieving the course outcomes. Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For Levels 5, 6 and 7 certificate or diploma, domestic students under 20 and all international students must have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2 and a minimum of 42 credits at level 3; OR
Evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme.
English language requirements
Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- Part-time study available