New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 6)*
Online with training and assessments in Wanaka
- 18 weeks (minimum)
- July 2019
Replacing the Diploma in Avalanche Studies (which incorporated Stage 2) from 2019
Providing the highest level of professional training available in New Zealand, enjoy the chance to be taught by pros and graduate with the ability to assume supervisory roles in all sectors of the industry.
As the Snowsport tourism industry grows and the emphasis on safe participation increases, there is a steady demand for qualified snow safety personnel around the world. Your expertise could lead to exciting employment opportunities in tourism ventures, numerous ski-field roles, guiding or roading operations.
The online nature of this programme ensures that you can fit your study around other commitments as we have flexible start dates for the theory courses and applied snow studies. The field training and practical assessment dates are fixed each year (July and September respectively).
Watch this space for further programme details. To discuss the programme, please contact the Programme Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
*subject to final approval
- New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 5) OR equivalent AND 100 days of using those skills, preferably in an operational environment.
You must supply certified copies of proof of residency (where appropriate).
All applicants who meet the entry criteria are eligible for selection. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places, students will be placed on a waiting list in the order that they applied.
Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.
If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification.
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.