Skills Active has developed two Outdoor Experiences qualifications:
New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3)
New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 4)
These qualifications are designed to be completed on-the job while undertaking roles such as pest control, track maintenance, Defence Force field work, New Zealand land search and rescue, and rangering.
Graduates are only able to operate under the direct supervision and guidance of an outdoor leader.
This pathway of qualifications provides a framework for the trainee to progress from managing their own personal safety in low-technical and low-risk outdoor settings, all the way through to managing risk while undertaking outdoor experiences in unfamiliar and dynamic environments.
Preparing for your own outdoor experience, taking into account equipment, weather, terrain, and logistic requirements (Level 3)
Operating safely in unfamiliar and dynamic outdoor environments, managing yourself and taking into account equipment, weather, logistics, and safety management, and maintaining personal fitness and the physical skills required to operate safely (Level 4).
The Level 3 programme is made up of the following unit standards:
|Unit standard 28510||
Understand and operate under a framework of kaitiakitanga in outdoor
|Unit standard 28511||Manage personal health and wellbeing to undertake a recreation activity||L3||5 credits|
|Unit standard 28516||Prepare for, participate in, and evaluate an outdoor experience||L3||15 credits|
|Unit standard 428||
Demonstrate tramping skills for multi‐night tramping as a member of a
The Level 4 programme is made up of the following unit standards:
|Unit standard 30654||
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safety management and risk assessment for
|Unit standard 30655||
Operate within unfamiliar and dynamic outdoor environments as a member of a
|Unit standard 30656||
Evaluate and manage personal health, wellbeing and fitness to participate in an
|Unit standard 28510||
Demonstrate knowledge of and operate under a framework of kaitiakitanga in
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 trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.
For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.
Keen to qualify your passion for outdoor experiences? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?
To find out more, 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 a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.