Domain - Caving

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Level 1

Experience a caving trip

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448 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to experience a caving trip.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 102 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 2

Demonstrate basic caving skills

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Version 1 This unit standard, unit standard 20129 and unit standard 20130 replaced unit standard 449.

20133 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate an understanding of different cave environments and cave trip management; and demonstrate caving techniques in a caving environment and cave navigation skills.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 102 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Practise cave conservation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

5492 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of cave science, and demonstrate cave conservation practices.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 3

Demonstrate single rope technique (SRT) for caving

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Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 20130 and unit standard 20133 replaced unit standard 449.

20129 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate an understanding of personal equipment needed to perform single rope technique (SRT); demonstrate personal safety, descents, ascents, change-overs, improvised SRT techniques, and the care and maintenance of SRT equipment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 102 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Rig and operate handlines, ladders, and belay systems with safety in caves
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 450.

20822 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: rig and operate handlines, ladders and belay systems with safety in caves; demonstrate rescue techniques for caving; and demonstrate care of caving equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate caving skills
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

449 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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The trainee will undertake caving trips as a supervised group member. This unit includes the equipment and techniques for SRT caving but the trainee is not expected to rig SRT gear. This unit standard is a prerequisite for Unit 450, Organise rigging and belay systems in caves.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 4

Demonstrate a mid rope rescue using the same rope as that of the stranded person, for caving
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 3 This unit standard, unit standard 20129 and unit standard 20133 replaced unit standard 449.

20130 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate a mid rope rescue using the same rope as that of the stranded person.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Operate vertical rope rescue systems for caving
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 5490.

20823 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate vertical rope rescue techniques, and care for rescue rigging equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Instruct employees in cave guiding skills for a specific site
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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21628 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit are able to: prepare for instructing cave guiding at a specific site; teach skills for cave guiding at a specific site; demonstrate instructional skills for cave guiding at a specific site; and evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction provided.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of introductory caving skills

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30667 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who provide introductory caving experiences for groups. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate and apply knowledge of caving gear and equipment; and demonstrate personal caving skills.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Plan, prepare, organise, lead and evaluate introductory cave trips in low flow streamway caves

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30668 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who will lead introductory cave trips in low flow streamway caves. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan and prepare an introductory cave experience in a low flow streamway cave; demonstrate group and safety management while leading for introductory caving experiences; lead a group for an introductory caving experience; apply knowledge of the cave environment, environmental practices and cultural awareness; and evaluate own performance as a cave leader.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Organise rigging and belay systems in caves
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

450 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainees who want to be able to organise rigging and belay systems in caves. The trainee will not be expected to rig single rope techniques (SRT) systems.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Produce cave survey data and a cave map
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

5491 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to collect survey data, and produce a map of a cave that gives an accurate and readable representation of the cave.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 5

Instruct clients caving in low-technical environments
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

14218 Unit Standard 16 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: teach caving skills to clients in low-technical environments; manage caving sessions with clients; rig systems for clients; practice risk management with a client group during caving sessions; manage emergency situations with clients; and demonstrate understanding of caving equipment and its maintenance requirement.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Instruct in horizontal caving
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30671. This unit standard and unit standard 20132 replaced unit standard 14218.

20131 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for instructing horizontal caving trips; teach skills, demonstrate instruction techniques, and provide leadership for caving trips; and evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction and leadership provided.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate caving skills for streamway caves and short vertical pitches

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30669 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who provide caving skills for streamway caves and short vertical pitches. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate and apply knowledge of caving gear and equipment commonly used in New Zealand; demonstrate personal caving skills to include a small vertical pitch; and demonstrate simple vertical rescue skills.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Plan, prepare and guide or instruct a streamway caving trip with a short vertical pitch

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30670 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who guide stream way caving trips with a short vertical pitch. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare and plan for a streamway caving trip; manage a group in a streamway cave; apply effective group safety management for a streamway cave trip; demonstrate and apply knowledge of environmental practices, cave environment, and cultural awareness for caving in New Zealand; and evaluate a streamway cave trip.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Plan, instruct and evaluate caving skills in a streamway cave and on a short vertical pitch

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20131.

30671 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who instruct stream way caving skills sessions. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan for instructing a streamway caving skills; instruct and evaluate a streamway caving skills session.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Rig single vertical rope systems for caving
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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5489 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are, for caving, able to: select natural anchors; select artificial anchors; rig single vertical rope systems; and maintain rigging equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Operate Single Rope Technique (SRT) systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

5490 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to use Single Rope Technique (SRT) systems; use SRT systems; demonstrate SRT rescues; and maintain SRT equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 6

Instruct in vertical caving
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2021.

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 20131 replaced unit standard 14218.

20132 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for instructing in vertical caving trips; teach skills for vertical caving trips; teach vertical rope rescue technique and single vertical rope rigging systems; demonstrate instruction techniques; provide leadership for vertical caving trips; and evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction and leadership provided.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of advanced caving skills and single rope technique

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30672 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who provide advanced caving skills training. People credited with this unit standard are able to: perform caving equipment checks and maintenance; demonstrate personal skills for multi pitch caving and single rope technique; perform multi-pitch cave rescue skills; and apply weather interpretation and forecasting skills to caving activities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Instruct or guide caving trips in multi-pitched cave environments

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30673 Unit Standard 13 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who instruct or guide caving trips in multi-pitched cave environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to instruct or guide multi-pitched caving trips; manage a group in a multi- pitch cave environment; critique and manage group safety for a multi-pitch cave environment; teach caving skills including multi-pitch; and facilitate participant awareness of accepted environmental practices and educate them on the history of caving in New Zealand.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Teach and critique others in cave guiding or instruction

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30674 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who will teach and critique cave guides or instructors. People credited with this unit standard are able to: Teach and critique others in cave guiding or instruction.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Data as at 23 November 2020