Course participants sit on a grassy ridge above the clouds in Kahurangi National Park.
Camera Nick Garrett

New Zealand Instructor Course


23 days


21+ yrs



Stay tuned for dates


NOLS New Zealand has decided to postpone this instructor course until further notice.

As a replacement, NOLS New Zealand will be running a Professional Instructor Course in April 2021. The professional instructor course is aimed at candidates actively working in outdoor education and/or guiding who hold local qualifications such as those via NZOIA or NZMGA. 

Our standard instructor course will run again at some stage in the future—stay tuned for updates. Please contact training[at] with any questions you might have.

The New Zealand Instructor Course will build on the technical outdoor and leadership skills you already have during a 23-day sea kayaking and hiking expedition. During the course, you will have opportunities to fine-tune your teaching skills through an in-depth examination of the NOLS curriculum. *Only those with the permanent legal right to work in New Zealand are eligible.

Learn more about the New Zealand instructor course here.

Additional Details


A NZ$500 equipment deposit is required to confirm a place once offered, refundable on course completion.


Permanent legal right to work in New Zealand. Current wilderness medicine or remote first aid certification with at least 72 hours of instruction. NOLS NZ will offer wilderness first aid recertification courses and an upgrade course for those with a current PHEC immediately preceding the instructor course. Basic adult CPR certificate with 4 hours of instruction. Minimum age is 21 years.

Essential Eligibility Criteria


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