New Zealand Certificate in Snowgrooming (Level 4)

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Snowgrooming L4

Who is this qualification for?   

This qualification is for people who work as snowgroomers.

Snowgroomers enjoy the satisfying experience of carving fresh powder into perfectly groomed trails at a snowsport area. Preparing and maintaining these trails, snowgroomers play a huge part in ensuring skiiers and snowboarders have a smooth ride down the slopes.

This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job in a snowsport area.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge required to operate a snowgroomer to produce and maintain a consistent and quality surface in New Zealand's snowsport areas.

Please note that this qualification is only available as a customised programme for specific employers. Get in touch with us for more information.

What's involved?

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This 40-credit qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Snowmaking (Level 3) and covers:

Snowgroomer operation

Groomer maintenance

Health and safety and hazard management

Understanding of weather, terrain, and the nature of the snowpack in relation to the operation of the machine and grooming requirements.

This qualification is designed to be completed in 10 months.

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 trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

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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So, you want to become a qualified snowgroomer? 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 snowsport industry.  

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

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