New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 5)

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 Sport and Recreation, so students can complete the one year diploma and then pathway into the second year of the degree (currently delivered in Tauranga).

Content Details

During the course, you'll study:

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
OTHH5022: Human Anatomy and Physiology
SPOR5019: Leadership in Exercise, Sport and Recreation
SPOR5020: Exercise, Sport and Recreation Issues in Society

Dates/Times/Locations

Planned intakes*: March
Delivery modes: Full-time/part-time
Locations*: Rotorua (Mokoia Campus)
Duration: One year

* subject to change. Intakes may vary between locations.

To see full details of the next available intake please visit the application form.

Indicative Fees

2018 domestic students to be confirmed

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Level 5)

Career Opportunities

  • Event supervisor
  • Exercise consultant
  • Hauora or health educator
  • OSCAR leader
  • Recreation supervisor
  • Recreation programme coordinator
  • Sport development officer 
  • Sport coordinator
  • Whānau Ora leader

Study Pathways

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Pathways

Bachelor of Sport & Recreation

Entry Criteria

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.

Police vetting
All applicants will be required to provide a signed Police Vetting consent form. Convictions will not necessarily prevent applicants from entering the programme, however the Programme Manager will review these on a case by case basis.

Special admission
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 programme outcomes.  Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

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 L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.