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    Key Dates

    Registration Opens 8 March 2024

    Earlybird Rate Closes 31 May 2024

    Registration Closes on 20 July 2024

    Refresher Workshop Closes on 2 Aug 2024 

    New Assessor Training 25 Sept 2024

    Assessor Conference 26 Sept 2024

    Symposium 26 - 29 Sept 2024 (5pm Thurs to 12pm Sun)


    The NZOIA National Training Symposium has run successfully since 2012 and usually attracts between 120 – 150 people.  It aims to encourage the continual professional development of our ‘on-the-ground’ leaders, instructors and guides and has a practical focus. The Symposium combines Refresher Workshops to meet instructor/guide revalidation requirements and a smorgasbord of interesting, stimulating and challenging Professional Development Workshops. It is a forum to network, upskill, train and revalidate NZOIA qualifications. People come from far and wide to attend the Symposium, including overseas.

    The Symposium is usually held at a suitable date in September or October each year.  The Symposium is preceded by the Assessor Training Workshop and the Assessors Conference. The annual Excellence Awards take place on the Saturday night.

    The location of the Symposium usually alternates between the North Island and South Island and is hosted by an outdoor centre or organisation. This helps NZOIA keep the costs down, and keeps the fee low for attendees.   
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