New Zealand Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 3)

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Follow your passion

If you are interested in a future career in the sport, recreation and exercise sector, this may be the qualification for you. This qualification will enable you to work in supporting roles within the sector or staircase you into higher level qualifications.

What you will learn

  • The benefits of sport, exercise and recreation for individuals, groups and communities.

  • Safely and ethically perform basic tasks to assist in the delivery of sport, exercise and recreation activity for individuals, groups and/or communities.

  • Find solutions to an individual, group and community issue, relate this to physical movement, within a health and wellness framework.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must show evidence of a level of literacy and numeracy sufficient to be able to study at this level, and interpret and apply health and safety requirements.

All applicants will be required to complete a Police Vetting Service Request and Consent form.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

Applicants for whom English is not a first language, must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or an accepted international equivalence.


New Zealand Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 3)

Learning Pathways

NorthTec offers qualifications up to degree level in Sport, Recreation and Exercise:

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Full time


1 semester

Start Dates

Whangarei: July

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

2022 Fees: $3,000.00

Student levy may apply

International: Programme not open to international students

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Phone 0800 162 100
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