National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (River Guide)

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Subject area

Sport and Recreation Activities

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Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This National Certificate is for people working in the Outdoor Recreation industry who wish to guide commercial raft or craft trips on New Zealand whitewater rivers. It is a standalone qualification designed to meet the Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) qualification and licensing requirements (awards) for guiding clients on New Zealand rivers in rafting and white water boarding activities.

The qualification also includes the broad transferable and generic skills of risk management, planning, communications, and customer service.

The Core Compulsory section of this qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare for commercial river trips, guide clients through an adventure tourism activity of less than one day, and apply river rescue skills on Grade III or above whitewater rivers; while the Core Elective section offers the flexibility of recognising the specific craft and river grades in which the award will be applied.

While both Optional Strands cover coordinating and managing multiple craft trips, the Senior Raft Guide Optional Strand includes a standard that covers applying serious incident management skills as a senior guide on Grade III or above river environments; whereas the Senior Whitewater Craft Guide Optional Strand covers the application of serious incident management skills as a whitewater craft senior guide on Grade III/IV river environments.

The MNZ qualification requirements represented in the National Certificate are summarised in the table below. More detail for Rafting activities can be found in Rule Part 80 available on the Maritime Safety Authority website at: http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz.

More detail for white water boarding activities (Safety Guidelines, Commercial White Water Boarding Operations) available on the Maritime Safety Authority website at: http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz.

Qualification without Optional Strands

MNZ Award

Requirements

Holders Permitted to

New Zealand National Raft Guide Grade III
. Core Compulsory
. Core Elective: standard 26514

Guide clients on rivers up to and including Grade III under the direct supervision of a New Zealand Senior National Raft Guide Grade III or IV/V on the same trip.

New Zealand National Raft Guide Grade IV/V
. Core Compulsory
. Core Elective: standard 26515

Guide clients on rivers up to and including Grade IV under the direct supervision of a New Zealand Senior National Raft Guide Grade IV/V on the same trip dependant on grade of water.

National Whitewater Boarding Guide Grade III/IV
. Core Compulsory
. Core Elective: standard 26516

Guide clients on whitewater rivers on Grade III/IV under the direct supervision of a Senior National Whitewater Boarding Guide Grade III/IV.

Qualification with Optional Strands

MNZ Award

Requirements

Holders Permitted to

New Zealand Senior National Raft Guide Grade III
. New Zealand National Raft Guide Grade III Award
. Senior Raft Guide Optional Strand

Guide clients in rafts on rivers up to and including Grade III, and can supervise Guides as a trip leader on rivers up to and including Grade III.

New Zealand Senior National Raft Guide Grade IV/V
. New Zealand National Raft Guide Grade IV/V Award
. Senior Raft Guide Optional Strand

Guide clients in rafts on rivers up to and including Grade IV/V, and can supervise Guides as a trip leader on rivers up to and including Grade IV/V.

Senior National Whitewater Craft Guide Grade III/IV
. National Whitewater Boarding Guide Grade III/ IV
. Senior Whitewater Craft Guide Optional Strand

Guide clients in craft on whitewater rivers, and can supervise Guides as a trip leader on whitewater rivers.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Sport and Recreation at this level can earn:

$26,000

Median earnings one year after study

$30,000

Median earnings two years after study

$36,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

46%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

TMI Educational Scholarships

Provided by:

Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated - The Scholarships Unit

Website:

http://www.tmi.maori.nz/Scholarships.aspx

Value:

$250 (secondary) and $5000 (tertiary) each.

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Barry Whelan Scholarship

Provided by:

Disability Resource Centre (HB) Inc - Manager Finance/Administration Disability Resource Centre

Website:

http://www.drchb.org.nz

Value:

The maximum amount available for distribution is $10,000 per year

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

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