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    Are you interested in some FREE training in the outdoors? Participating as a 'Model Client' is a great opportunity for groups and individuals to experience outdoor activities and learn skills, while their Instructors or Guides are being assessed. Find out more here.

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    Start Date Id Course Location Requirements Outline of what might be included Action
    04-12-2022 3423 Bush Leader Lower North Island Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on introductory bush walking skills on tracks Register Interest
    07-12-2022 3404 Rock 1 Christchurch Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    22-01-2023 3245 Canyon 1 Upper South Island Age 16yrs and above Water confidence essential Ideally some abseiling experience Good level of fitness Rental fee for canyoning equipment (up to $70) 1-day guided canyoning trip. Learning canyoning skills such as abseiling, and techniques for jumping, spotting, river swimming and sliding. Knowledge of the canyon environment through environmental and cultural interpretation. Register Interest
    25-02-2023 3246 Sport Climbing Wharepapa South Age 15yrs and above Knowledge of climbing basics Can tie in and comfortably climb Grade 15 Competent with top roping and belaying (using an ATC or similar not a GriGri) No experience with lead climbing necessary Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 2-afternoon sessions introducing lead climbing. Learn about lead belaying, safe clipping techniques and if time allows, how to clean the route. Register Interest
    05-03-2023 3249 Rock 1 Central North Island Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    04-03-2023 3248 Kayak 2 South Island Aspiring Kayak 1 instructor or keen to upskill. Close to 20 days kayaking experience Comfortable with eddy turns and rolling on Grade 2 Can provide their own paddling equipment. Possible rental fee required for pool usage (usually $10pp) 2-days instruction on intermediate/advanced kayaking skills such as rolling, flat-water skills, moving water skills, Grade 3 river running and river rescue techniques. Register Interest
    12-03-2023 3250 Canyon 2 Wanaka Aspiring Canyon 1 instructor/guide. Close to 20 days experience canyoning or from pursuits with transferable skills (e.g. rock climbing and caving). Strong swimmer, manages cold, high level of fitness and agility, abseiling experience and confident jumping from height . Rental fee for canyoning equipment (up to $70) 1-day advanced guided canyoning trip. Potential for challenging approach, difficult abseils and slides, rock climbing moves up to Grade 15, swimming in strong currents, jumps up to 10m and prolonged cold conditions. Register Interest
    12-03-2023 3251 Rock 1 Charleston Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    19-03-2023 3253 Mountain Bike 1 Wanaka Age 11yrs and above Can ride Grade 2/3 trails Confident and competent to be guided on Grade 3 trails Can provide own equipment 1-day instruction on intermediate level mountain biking skills which may include; pre-ride checks, body positioning, braking, cornering, trail scanning, and ascending techniques. Riding up to grade 3 tracks. Register Interest
    25-03-2023 3255 Rock 2 Charleston Aspiring Rock 1 instructor or experienced recreationalist climber. Close to 20 days rock climbing experience Previous experience with lead climbing required Personal equipment required (harness, climbing shoes, belay device, helmet, any hardware you have) Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15) 1 ½ days instruction, learning about placing natural protection, leading on pro, anchor building, and multi-pitching. Register Interest
    26-03-2023 3254 Bush 1 Central North Island Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    25-03-2023 3252 Kayak 1 Murchison Age 16yrs and above Water confidence essential Basic flatwater skills useful Possible rental fee for kayaking equipment (approx $50 per day if not able to provide your own) and pool hire (usually $10pp). 2-days kayak instruction. Learning progressions from paddling on flat water through to paddling on a Grade 2 river. You will be going upside down in your kayak and you will be taught how to keep yourself safe and also start the process of learning to roll your kayak. Register Interest
    01-04-2023 3257 Canoe 1 Central North Island Age 13yrs and above Water confident Suitable for beginners Time in kayaks/rivers advantageous. Rental fee for canoeing equipment (usually $50) 2-days instruction covering canoeing skills and techniques, river reading and river rescue, along with knowledge of environmental and cultural interpretation. Register Interest
    02-04-2023 3258 Kayak 2 Murchison Aspiring Kayak 1 instructor or recreational paddler keen to upskill. Close to 20 days kayaking experience Comfortable with eddy turns and rolling on Grade 2 Can provide their own paddling equipment. Possible rental fee required for pool usage (usually $10pp) 1-day instruction on intermediate/advanced kayaking skills including; rolling, flat-water skills, moving water skills and river rescue techniques. Paddling up to Grade 3 rivers. Register Interest
    02-04-2023 3467 Sea Kayak Guide Christchurch Age 9yrs and above Suitable for beginners Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp if not able to provide your own. 1-day guided trip covering fitting of equipment, basic paddle strokes, steering and some information about things like the marine life and local history. Register Interest
    02-04-2023 3488 Canoe 1 Central North Island Age 13yrs and above Water confident Suitable for beginners Time in kayaks/rivers advantageous. Rental fee for canoeing equipment (usually $50) 2 day instruction covering canoeing skills and techniques, river reading and river rescue, along with knowledge of environmental and cultural interpretation. Register Interest
    30-04-2023 3259 Bush 1 Upper South Island Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    30-04-2023 3261 Cave 1 Charleston Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on introductory caving skills such as navigation, ascending and descending ladders, abseiling, techniques for narrow passages/squeezes and dealing with water. Knowledge of cave conservation, formation, history, and mythology Register Interest
    06-05-2023 3262 Sea Kayak 1 Christchurch Age 9yrs and above Suitable for beginners Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp if not able to provide your own. 1-day guided trip covering fitting of equipment, basic paddle strokes, steering and some information about things like the marine life and local history. Register Interest
    06-05-2023 3478 Sea Kayak Guide - Instructor Endorsement Christchurch Register Interest
    14-05-2023 3264 Mountain Bike 2 Nelson Aspiring MTB 1 instructor/guide or recreational mountain biker with prior instructional experience. Can confidently ride Grade 4 trails and are keen to learn jumps, drops, advanced cornering techniques, and pumping. Already has the ability to show effective cornering techniques, roll and drop off small trail features, solid body position and effective brake control. 1-day instruction on intermediate/advanced mountain biking skills such as high-speed cornering, jumps, drops, manuals, wheelies, pumping, body position, and bike – body separation. Trail riding strategies, including choosing safe and efficient lines. Register Interest
    03-09-2023 3406 Alpine 1 South Island Age 13yrs and above Good level of fitness Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on alpine skills such as effective travel over snow, navigation, use of an ice axe, how to keep yourself safe in an alpine environment, local interpretation. Register Interest
    10-09-2023 3407 Alpine 1 Ruapehu Age 13yrs and above Good level of fitness Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on alpine skills such as effective travel over snow, navigation, use of an ice axe, how to keep yourself safe in an alpine environment, local interpretation. Register Interest
    10-09-2023 3468 Sea Kayak Guide Auckland Age 9yrs and above Suitable for beginners Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp if not able to provide your own. 1-day guided trip covering fitting of equipment, basic paddle strokes, steering and some information about things like the marine life and local history. Register Interest
    16-09-2023 3408 Alpine 2 South Island Aspiring Alpine 1 instructor/guide or recreator. Experience close to 20 days Good fitness. 2-day instruction on alpine skills such as risk management, alpine navigation, weather, avalanche and snow safety, environmental care and mountaineering skills. Alpine overnight experience weather permitting. Register Interest
    16-09-2023 3265 Multisport Kayak North Island Age 16yrs and above Previous flat-water paddling experience, some river experience good but not essential. Has or can access all their own equipment (multisport boat or sea kayak, airbags, spray deck, paddle, PFD, paddle jacket and helmet) Not suitable for those that can confidently paddle Grade 2 rivers in an advanced kayak 2-day instruction. Learning progressions from paddling on flat water through to paddling on a Grade 2 river. You will be going upside down in your kayak and you will be taught how to keep yourself safe and also how to self-rescue. Register Interest
    23-09-2023 3267 Cave 2 Upper South Island Aspiring Cave 1 instructor/guide or have caved with abseil before and keen to upskill. Experience close to 20 days. 1 ½ days instruction. Multi-pitch caving experience, including instruction on rigging for both horizontal and vertical caving routes. Register Interest
    24-09-2023 3268 Rock 1 Central North Island Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    07-10-2023 3269 Sea Kayak 1 North Island Age 9yrs and above Suitable for beginners Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp if not able to provide your own. 1-day guided trip covering fitting of equipment, basic paddle strokes, steering and some information about things like the marine life and local history. Register Interest
    15-10-2023 3271 Rock 1 Charleston Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    21-10-2023 3272 Bush 2 Upper South Island Aspiring Bush 1 instructor/guide or tramping enthusiast. Experience close to 20 days Good fitness. 1 ½ days instruction on bush skills such as risk management, leadership, navigation, weather, river safety, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Includes an overnight tramp. Register Interest
    05-11-2023 3273 Bush 1 North Island Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    11-11-2023 3274 Sea Kayak 2 North Island Aspiring Sea Kayak 1 instructor/guide or recreational and club paddlers keen to upskill. Close to 20 days sea kayaking experience Can provide all their own equipment 2 days instruction on a range of sea kayaking skills such as risk & group management, navigation, weather, rolling, effective manoeuvring and strokes, rescue skills, environmental care, nautical knowledge and teaching progressions and tools. Camping out overnight. Register Interest
    19-11-2023 3275 Bush 1 Upper South Island Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    26-11-2023 3276 Mountain Bike 1 Rotorua Age 11yrs and above Can ride Grade 2/3 trails Confident and competent to be guided on Grade 3 trails Can provide own equipment 1-day instruction on intermediate level mountain biking skills which may include; pre-ride checks, body positioning, braking, cornering, trail scanning, and ascending techniques. Riding up to grade 3 tracks. Register Interest
    02-12-2023 3277 Kayak 1 Rotorua Age 16yrs and above Water confidence essential Basic flatwater skills useful Possible rental fee for kayaking equipment (approx $50 per day if not able to provide your own) and pool hire (usually $10pp). 2-days kayak instruction. Learning progressions from paddling on flat water through to paddling on a Grade 2 river. You will be going upside down in your kayak and you will be taught how to keep yourself safe and also start the process of learning to roll your kayak. Register Interest
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