New Zealand Certificate in Snowsport Equipment (Level 4)

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Equipment L4

Who is this qualification for?   

This qualification is for people who work as either snowsport equipment technicians or bootfitters in the snowsport industry.

Ill-fitted ski boots or faulty equipment can bring a real down-buzz to someone's skiing or snowboarding experience. Workshop technicians and bootfitters are crucial for ensuring customers have a safe and exhilarating time on the slopes.

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

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

Graduates of the Bootfitting strand will be able to select, fit, and adapt boots for skiers and snowboarders.

What's involved?

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This 60-credit qualification has core modules and two strands:

The core modules cover:

Maintaining a range of snowsport equipment by applying specialist technical knowledge

Operating and maintaining specialist snowsport tools and machinery in a snowsport workshop

Health and safety.

The Workshop Technician strand covers:

Complex tuning, repairs and maintenance of high performance and expert level snowsport equipment

Advanced knowledge of workshop tools and equipment

Complex binding placements and mounting techniques on a range of snowsport equipment.

The Bootfitting strand covers:

Detailed foot analysis to advise customers on appropriate boot options for the snowsport activity being undertaken

Complex shell analysis and boot customisation to fit customers' boots.

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 level up in the world of snowsport equipment? 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.  

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

Check out our range of other snowsport qualifications

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