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Tertiary Programmes

NZIS Qualifications

You can open our door to a career in sport from any level. If you don’t have any qualifications, and are not sure where to start, a Foundation programme will suit you. If you’re more experienced, and have some runs on the board Level 3 and 4 will set you on a path. More experience again and direction, then try Level 5 and 6, leading to further Tertiary study to meet your needs.

NZIS is a NZQA-accredited provider of sports training and sports management tertiary education, personal training programmes and other vocational sporting pathways.

Our Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Christchurch sites each offer a broad range of qualifications relevant to the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industries along with experienced and knowledgeable teaching staff.

From full Tertiary qualifications and industry-based programmes, to Foundation programmes – NZIS is opening doors for our graduates and enhancing career opportunities.

Tertiary Programmes and Degree Options

Our Tertiary programmes are designed to cover a wide range of vocational skills and education required for diverse pathways in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industries.

Our Diploma Level 5 programme, the NZIS Diploma in Sport Management and Exercise Science, ensures that students have explored all aspects of the industry in preparation for higher-level Diploma and Degree studies. After successfully graduating from this Level 5 programme, students can choose to proceed to higher learning and go either in the direction of Advanced Sport Management or Advanced Exercise Science. After finishing one of these Level 6 programmes, students will be well equipped to start their career in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industries.

Students aged 16-19 years can take advantage of our Fess Free pathways to enrol in vocational education and training, like one of our personal training programmes.

Degree pathways

NZIS offers two degree pathways in conjunction with the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (OPNZ). You can find out more about this here.