NZOIA Home Page

Free Range Training Course

Free Range Training is available for the following NZOIA training courses:

- River Rescue 1

- River Rescue 2

The Free Range Training Courses occur when the trainee/s liaise directly with a NZOIA Assessor. The trainee negotiates the fee, time and location with the assessor.  This provides the trainee with flexibility to have a training course at a convenient time and place.  The Free Range model is ideal for organisations wanting to get a number of staff trained at the same time. It will also work for individuals and we suggest getting a few people together to attend the training with you for a greater learning experience and cost efficiency.

Each trainee pays NZOIA a fee of $50 per person to cover administration and assessor training and moderation costs. The NZOIA Assessor may include the $50 per person fee as part of their fees (they then pay this to NZOIA on your behalf), or you can pay the $50 fee separately – this is up to you and the assessor to decide how you wish to do this.

 

Process

 

Decide on a date, and have a few back-up options in case that date does not work for the assessor. NZOIA needs at least one months’ notice that the Training is taking place

 

Contact an NZOIA Assessor who holds Kayak 2 (and Canoe 1 if appropriate) to negotiate date, location and fee. Ask whether they will include the $50 NZOIA candidate fee in their fees or whether they want you to pay it separately to NZOIA.

 

Get the Assessor to send NZOIA a Course Request

 

If required, contact NZOIA to request an invoice for your NZOIA Free Range Training Course fee/s

 

Attend the Training Course

 

The Assessor will complete the reporting requirements and present you with a completion certificate


Find Instructor


Full cropped

Full Membership                                                    join now button

Full Membership is for active outdoor leaders, instructors or guides who are committed to qualifications and enhancing the quality of outdoor instruction.

You need to be a full member to apply for an NZOIA assessment.

Fees:

1 July to 30 June - $200 (Student and Leader Members $140)

1 Jan to 30 June  - $100 (For New Full Members Only. Enter the following discount coupon at checkout: QP48694699)

* Full Membership includes Qualification Registration fees

* New members who apply after 1 April will not expire until 30 June the following year

* The Free Range Assessment fee includes the memberships fee for new members joining NZOIA

Benefits:

Being part of a professional association for outdoor leaders, instructors and guides, ensuring you remain up to speed with good practice

Industry communication & engagement: NZOIA’s Quarterly Magazine and weekly updates

Access to exclusive jobs on the jobs board

Access to discounts on NZOIA stocked products and publications

Discounted fees for Training Workshops and Symposium

Access to Assessment and Revalidation courses

Gear and experience discounts from a range of reputable outdoor suppliers

Registration listing on the NZOIA Instructor/Guide search, which also confirms your qualification status

Use of the NZOIA Registered Instructor logo (if you have valid registered and revalidated qualification/s - see conditions of use)

Crisis Support to a member involved in a critical incident

Voting rights at NZOIA’s AGM if you hold current qualifications

The right to stand for the NZOIA Board

The right to apply to be an NZOIA Assessor

Annette Phillips web

Annette Phillips

NZOIA Canyon 2

“Obtaining this qualification has enabled me to engage with a professional body which has a solid platform and benchmarking of skills to work against. Being an active NZOIA member also keeps me connected with an impressive community of guides and instructors to share and collaborate with.”

Read More...

Shanan Miles on Whakapapa River

Shanan Miles

NZOIA Alpine 1, Bush 1, Cave 1, Kayak 2, Rock 2

“NZOIA and its qualifications have helped me gain great work experiences around Aotearoa. They have allowed me the freedom to deliver top quality outdoor educational experiences in the most ultimate locations to those in the community who need those experiences the most.”

Read More...

More Information:

About NZOIA 

Membership Terms and Conditions

Code of Ethical Practice

join now button

NZOIA Member Discounts!

NZOIA is pleased to secure the following discounts to NZOIA Full Members. These discounts are to recognise the needs of outdoor professionals who are qualified and currently practising outdoor instructors/guides. 

Click on the logo's below to find out how to activate the discount.

Gear and Equipment

   Bivouac Outdoor_Committed to Adventure   

 

20% discount to NZOIA Full Members 

 

           ESS-master-logo-July-09

  20% discount online to NZOIA Full Members  

 

kayak HQ

 

Discount available upon request for Full Members

cactus 2011_logo_4colour 

Pro-Team trade pricing for NZOIA members who use Cactus gear for their paid work outdoors

Fergs KayaksWellington Store: 20% discount to NZOIA Full Members (excludes kayaks, paddleboards and surf skis)

MacpacNZOIA Full Members: 30% discount

NZOIA Assessors: 40% pro-deal discount

 

 Kathmandu

Up to 60% off for NZOIA Full Members!

 

 Torpedo7

One off deals for NZOIA members

(logon & click logo to download vouchers)

 
     


Climbing Walls

Basecamp wanaka logo

 

Basecamp wanaka pic

 

Basecamp Wanaka - NZOIA Full Members: $2 off entry  

Fergs Kayaks

Wellington Fergs

Fergs Indoor Wall - NZOIA Full Members: $15 ($3 off entry)

 

YMCA Chch logo 

YMCA Climbing Wall

YMCA Climbing Centre - NZOIA Full Members: $16 ($2 off entry)

 

Uprising boulder gym logo

 

Uprising boulder gym Chch

 

Uprising Boulder Gym - Chch - NZOIA Members: Discounted single entry rate of $12, or $100 for 10-pass entry. 

 

 Extreme Edge Glen Eden LogoExtreme Edge Glen Eden

Free entry for any NZOIA member (with their card and photo ID) with another paying customer.

15% on all gear not on sale.

 

 
 More to come shortly as we finalise!    
     

Experiences

 porters

 

Porters Ski Area - NZOIA Full Members: 20% discount on Weekdays (Mon to Fri).

The discount is not valid during the Peak season (6th - 21th of July).

 

 

 

 
      
     
     

Publications

Watch this space! In the meantime, check out the Members Discount on publications on our Merchandise page.

Associate pic cropped

Associate Membership                                     join now button

Associate Membership is a great way to stay engaged and in touch with NZOIA and the outdoor industry.

Any person or organisation may apply to joint NZOIA as an Associate Member.

If you have qualifications but they are 'on hold' you may step-down to Associate Membership.

Fees:

1 July to 30 June - $60

Benefits:

Being part of a professional association for outdoor leaders, instructors and guides, ensuring you remain up to speed with good practice

Industry communication & engagement: NZOIA’s Quarterly Magazine and weekly updates

Access to exclusive jobs on the jobs board

Free job listings on the jobs board

Access to discounts on NZOIA stocked products and publications

Discounted fees for Training Workshops and Symposium

Use of the Associate Member logo (refer to terms and conditions of use)

NZOIA Associate Member Logo

 

 

 

More Information:

- About NZOIA 

- Membership Terms and Conditions

- Code of Ethical Practice

 

join now button

symposium logo 2018

 

Confirmation and Payment

Thank you for registering for the NZOIA National Training Symposium (or Assessors Conference) hosted by Tihoi Venture School. We will be in touch if there is anything else we need to know. You will receive more information nearer the time or check out the Symposium website page

If any of your details change, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can adjust your registration. If you are only attending the Assessors Conference you don't need to do anything further, unless you wish to pay for the airport shuttle below.

Symposium Attendees: Remember, if you wish to attend a Refresher Workshop, you will need to submit a separate application on the NZOIA website course calendar page. For help visit: How to Apply. No need to pay though, as this is included in your Symposium registration fee!

 

Payment:

You can choose to pay via internet banking or credit card. Your Symposium Registration Fee must be paid before your place on the Symposium can be held.

Pay now using credit card

If you wish to pay via internet banking, or your employer is paying on your behalf, you will be emailed an invoice which will have payment details.

Member - Earlybird*   

   Member - Normal       Non-Member     Airport/Taupo Shuttles
$475 (now closed) $525 $600 $25 each way  

* Earlybird Rate applies to NZOIA Members only who have completed all registration documentation AND payment by the 31st May 2018. If either is incomplete as at the 31st May 2018, you will be required to pay the normal rate.

Included in the Symposium Registration fee are three nights accommodation, meals from Thursday dinner to lunch on Sunday, Refresher Workshops (usually $195 each), Training Workshops and the awards dinner function on Saturday night.

 

We look forward to seeing at the Symposium!

 

REFUND POLICY

Your registration fees do not cover the full cost of the event, NZOIA absorbs over 40% of the cost for the Symposium.

When a participant withdraws:
Before the event closing date (1st August 2018): NZOIA will deduct a $50 administration fee, the balance can then be refunded or transferred to another event.
After the closing date: The fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. It is transferable (minus a $50 administration fee) under exceptional circumstances (e.g. bereavement, medical reasons), medical certificates/other evidence may be required.
Fees for missed meals / late arrivals / early departures will not be refunded.
If you have booked a shuttle and the shuttle is cancelled by us you will get a full refund of your shuttle fee. If you cancel it before the 1 August 2018 we will also refund you the shuttle fee. After the closing date there will be no refund.

NZOIA acknowledges the funding provided to it by:

  • Sport NZ Logo

Follow Us