New Zealand Certificate in Sport, Exercise and Leisure Operations (Level 3)


This programme is a great foundation for people building their careers in te ahumahi a-rēhia - the active, recreation, leisure and entertainment sectors. In these sectors, health and safety, customer wellbeing, and physical activity are key values. 

By completing the Sport, Exercise and Leisure Operations certificate, you will understand the values, vision and philosophy of your specific workplace, and will be able to apply these principles in your role.

To enrol in this programme, you need to be working in te ahumahi ā-rēhia (active recreation, leisure or entertainment), in a paid job, self-employed, or a volunteer with regular and consistent shifts.

If you don't have a role lined up, contact us to talk about how we can help.

This 40-credit qualification is designed to be completed in up to 6 months.

You'll be trained and observed in the workplace. Your assessments will be completed online.

Key learning areas include:

  • Understanding the values and goals of the organisation
  • Understanding health and safety procedures and responsibilities, including what to do in emergencies, and how to deal with hazards
  • Providing exceptional customer service to every customer 
  • Understanding how recreation benefits the community.

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