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    We are the qualification body for ten outdoor activities or disciplines with three levels of qualification.


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    as the benchmark of professionalism.

    NZOIA is the professional body for outdoor instructors, leaders and guides and has promoted excellence in outdoor leadership for 30+ years.


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    Providing qualifications and training for New Zealand’s outdoor leaders
    through an internationally recognised assessment and registration body since 1987.



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    NZOIA is the qualification body for 9 outdoor disciplines. There are 3 levels to each qualification, which are recognised nationally as the industry standard. 

    NZOIA has developed outdoor instructing and guiding in New Zealand into a profession, through a commitment to training, standards, currency, and a code of conduct. Assessment, through formal peer review of instruction and guiding practices, has improved our way of working. We are responsible for promoting the highest standards of outdoor instruction and guiding, and striving to ensure that outdoor activity participants enjoy quality experiences.


    Save $100!
    Training & Assessment Combo Package

    Yes that's right, we have extended this offer for another year! On completion of a NZOIA training course you will be given a $100 voucher to be used against the cost of a future assessment in the same discipline.  We want to encourage members to attend a pre-assessment training course prior to an assessment.  Why?  Because we believe that....

    - pre-assessment training leads to a better assessment experience for the candidates and the assessor

    - pre-assessment training will lead to a higher quality instructor in the field  

    - pre-assessment training will improve the pass rate on assessments 

    This offer ends on the 30 June 2020.  You will need to use your assessment voucher within 12 months of attending your training course.

    So if you are considering an assessment in the future, team it up with a pre-assessment training event.  There should be one in the same island 3 - 6 months prior to your assessment.

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