In 2020 all snowsport qualifications have been reviewed as part of a mandatory review. As the standard-setting body for snowsport qualifications and unit standards, Skills Active Aotearoa is responsible for reviewing qualifications and updating unit standards to reflect industry needs.
Skills Active is consulting on new unit standards of the proposed Cross Country strand of NZ Certificate in Introductory Snowschool Instruction (Applied) (Level 4) and NZ Certificate in Intermediate Snowschool Instruction (Applied) (Level 5).
Skills Active Aotearoa, in its role as a qualification developer, is committed to ensuring that all qualifications are current, fit for purpose and meet the needs of industry. To support this, we have committed to formally reviewing each qualification within five years of its initial registration.
Chris McIvor is an expert in helping people develop in their sport, and he also uses sport to help clients develop as people. Now, he has added a brand new Skills Active tikanga qualification to his toolkit as well.
Lucas Tofani Souza has to make sure everything goes right on the night, in his role as a senior lighting technician – which means coordinating plans, people, equipment and timing, all the while remaining totally unflappable.
Nicole Shand has spent her career creating a wide range of sport and recreation programmes for all sorts of people in the community. The common factor in all her work has been her desire to see people reap the benefits of finding physical activity that they enjoy.
The Skills Active Senior Pool Lifeguard apprenticeship is designed not just for people in the early stages of their aquatics careers, but also poolside veterans who wish to be recognised for their skills and knowledge. Skills Active caught up with two experienced lifeguards who are completing the apprenticeship.