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Sport, Recreation & Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 3)

LevelLevel 3
Level16 weeks

You’ll be able to gain a broad-based knowledge and skills needed to enter the sport, recreation and exercise industries and have fun doing it.


Our sports and recreation course will give you the tools you need to build your life and leadership skills while you learn more about sport and fitness. 

There will be plenty of practical opportunities for you to enhance your technical skills and learn outside the classroom. You’ll get to develop exercise programmes, learn about personal fitness and growth.  

You’ll learn the essentials of planning a successful sport event, basic sport nutrition, coaching techniques and grow your understanding of health and wellness for athletes in an exciting and interactive learning approach.  

If you’re aged 16-24 and meet the course entry requirements, you can attend this course for FREE! 


During this course you will:

  • Develop exercise programmes 

  • Learn about personal fitness and development 

  • Get the essentials on how to plan a successful sporting event 

  • Understand basic exercise prescription and injury management 

  • Learn practical coaching skills for team sports 

  • Explore sport nutrition, health and wellness for athletes 

  • Develop leadership skills with sport umpiring and competition management. 

  • FREE for 16-24 year olds 

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You can attend this course for free if you are aged 16-24 and meet the course entry requirements. This course is part of the government led Youth Guarantee Programme.  

Under the Youth Guarantee you may also be eligible for financial support to cover the following. Talk to us for more information.  

  • Gym access 

  • New Zealand Institute of Sport T-shirt 

  • Travel allowance 

  • Course related field trips 


  • Course costs for New Zealand domestic students are available here

  • Course costs for International students are available here


If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time you may be eligible for fees-free. Ask one of our course advisors to help or visit the Fees Free website. 


If you meet certain conditions, you may be eligible for a student loan and allowances. 

Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit 

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years and over

  • A demonstrated commitment to the Sport, Fitness and Recreation area

  • Be physically fit, health screening and pass a health screening (where required)

  • Meet the minimum requirements of the NZIS placement assessment or have NZQF Level 2 or equivalent.

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

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Course Start Dates




Pre-police L4

Career Outcomes

  • School Sport Coordinator

  • Sports Assistant

  • Holiday Programme Assistant

  • Recreation Centre Assistant

  • Outdoor Education Coordinator




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