New Zealand Certificate in Snowsport Equipment (Level 3)

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Equipment L3

Who is this qualification for?   

This qualification is for people who work in roles such as workshop technicians or rental services personnel in the snowsport industry.

People working in these roles have the interpersonal skills to effectively communicate their knowledge of snowsport equipment to customers.

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

Graduates of the Workshop Technician strand will be able to provide basic repair and maintenance services for skis and snowboards.

Graduates of the Rental strand will be able to provide rental services to skiers and snowboarders.

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 has core modules and two strands:

The core modules cover:

Customer service

Communication skills

Knowledge of snowsport equipment, safety issues and local snowsport activities

Health and safety.

The Workshop Technician strand covers:

Basic tuning, repairs and maintenance of snowsport equipment

Fitting and adjusting a range of bindings.

The Rental strand covers:

Offering advice on renting and managing a range of snowsport equipment

Applying knowledge of rental bindings to meet customer needs

Basic foot analysis in order to match the boot to the type of snowsport being undertaken.  

This qualification is designed to be completed in 6 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 qualified in the snowsport equipment scene? 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 retail outlet, or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved. 

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