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

Wellington - 22 July 2024

New Zealand Institute of Sport

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 3
NZQA Credits: 60
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
16 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
22 November 2024

This qualification is designed for learners who want to gain broad introductory skills and knowledge about the sports industry, including writing a CV, budget management, nutrition and exercise plans, and data entry. This programme provides learners with the practical knowledge to progress into further study, and is eligible for NCEA credits.

Gain a broad-base of knowledge and skills required to enter the sport, recreation and exercise industries and have fun doing it.

Earn NCEA credits

There will be plenty of practical opportunities for you to enhance your technical skills and learning outside the classroom.

Learn life skills
From CV building, interview skills to budget management

Event management experience

Get involved in event planning and support at a regional sporting organisation, or a sporting facility for professional athletes.

Learn leadership skills

Coach a beginner team to learn real leadership and communication skills.

Wellington Railway Building West Wing Level 1, 2 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011

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New Zealand Certificate in Sport, Recreation, and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 3)
  • Open to students aged 16 years and over

  • An interest in Sport, Fitness and Recreation

  • Be physically fit, health screening and pass a Police Security background check (where required)

  • Undertake a face-to-face interview or telephone interview

  • Applicants without formal qualifications must meet the minimum requirements of the NZIS placement assessment.


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


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