APPRENTICESHIP: New Zealand Apprenticeship in Outdoor Leadership (Level 4)

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Apprentice Outdoor Leadership

Who is this apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is for passionate outdoor enthusiasts who are looking to build the foundations of a career in the outdoors.

People who lead others in the outdoors are competent, confident and know their stuff. They use their skills in group management, risk management, communication and planning to help others to experience the great Kiwi outdoors.

Apprenticeship graduates will come out of this qualification having gained experience through outdoor adventures, skills and experience in leading groups in a specific outdoor activity, and an understanding of what leadership is all about.

What's involved?

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This apprenticeship is comprised of three qualifications:

New Zealand Certificate in Assistant Outdoor Leadership (Level 3):

Assisting with the planning, delivery and review of outdoor activities

Assisting in identifying and managing hazards and risks

Operating under a framework of kaitiakitanga 

Communicating with individuals and groups to manage and meet their diverse needs. 

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 4):

Operating safely in unfamiliar and dynamic outdoor environments

Managing self and taking into account equipment, weather, logistics, and safety management

Maintaining personal fitness and the physical skills required to operate safely.

New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Leadership (Level 4) with strand:

Demonstrating knowledge and skill in a specific outdoor activity

Preparing and leading an outdoor group experience in a low-technical environment

Leading an outdoor experience under indirect supervision while operating within a safety management system

Applying a framework of kaitiakitanga.

This apprenticeship is designed to be completed in 2 years or less.

What are the costs?

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On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for apprentices will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

Skills Active apprenticeships are zero-fees until the end of 2022, under the government's Targeted Training Fund.

To check out our fees list, click here. 

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.

Where to from here?

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Keen to lead groups in the glorious outdoors? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, or to sign up to this qualification, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.  

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the outdoor recreation industry.  

If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact your local outdoor recreation facility, or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

Check out our range of other outdoor recreation qualifications

Discover your own career path on Tōu Aratika  - our careers website. 

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