Domain - Mountain Craft

Domain - Mountain Craft

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Level 2

Demonstrate skills with ropes, knots, anchors and belays for mountaineering
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

443 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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The trainee will be introduced, in a non-technical environment, to ropes, knots, anchors and belays appropriate for mountaineering. This unit standard is a prerequisite for Unit 440, Introduce mountaineering and Unit 442, Travel on glaciers.

Standard-setting body:

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

Level 3

Demonstrate overnight expedition skills in a mountain environment
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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439 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for an overnight mountain expedition; travel through low-angled mountain terrain; establish an overnight snow camp; demonstrate care and concern for self, others and the environment; and evaluate the overnight mountain expedition.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

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

Version 5

440 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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This unit standard is for the trainee who wishes to route-find and climb (with a climbing partner) in non-glaciated terrain on snow-slopes up to and including 45(, containing technical rock no greater than Grade 10. It includes use of the ice-axe, crampons, rope, anchors, belays and living skills in mountain environments. This unit standard can lead on to Unit 442, Travel on glaciers, and is a prerequisite for Unit 441, Complete a mountain climb.

Standard-setting body:

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

Level 4

Apply technical mountain craft techniques on multi-day expeditions on glaciated terrain
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 440 and unit standard 441.

20139 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for overnight mountaineering expeditions; complete mountain climbs in glaciated terrain with a climbing partner; demonstrate skills for travelling on glaciated terrain; select, establish and live in overnight camps in a mountain environment; demonstrate care and concern for other team members and the environment; and respond to a simulated emergency situation.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate technical mountain craft skills
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 442 and unit standard 443.

20140 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: an understanding of ropes, slings, knots, and harnesses appropriate to rock climbing and mountaineering; the setting up of anchors and belays in an alpine environment; technical rope and anchor skills to complete a mountain climb of Logan Grade 2 difficulty; rope skills for travelling on simulated glaciated terrain; and rescue techniques in a simulated crevasse environment.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Complete a mountain climb
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

441 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is for the trainee who wishes to learn about route-finding and climbing in an alpine environment on routes with snow slopes up to and including 60(, with technical rock up to, but not exceeding, Grade 12. This unit may be done in conjunction with Unit 442, Travel on glaciers and Unit 4614, Develop avalanche awareness skills.

Standard-setting body:

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

Travel on glaciers
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

442 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for the trainee who wishes to route-find and travel safely on glaciers, and learn crevasse rescue techniques. This unit could be done in conjunction with Unit 441, Complete a mountain climb, and Unit 4614, Develop avalanche awareness skills.

Standard-setting body:

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

Level 5

Instruct in basic mountaineering skills
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30940.

16633 Unit Standard 35 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for instructing in basic skills for mountaineering trips; instruct in basic skills for mountain movement and snow-camping; demonstrate effective instruction techniques and provide leadership for mountaineering trips; and evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction and leadership provided.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Lead climb steep ice
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

5480 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: climb on ice; place protection while ice climbing; belay on steep ice; and abseil down the ice climb.

Standard-setting body:

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

Level 6

Instruct in technical mountaineering skills
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30942.

14219 Unit Standard 16 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: instruct in technical mountain craft skills; instruct in technical skills for multi-night mountaineering expeditions during a multi-night expedition; demonstrate effective instruction techniques during a multi-night mountaineering expedition; provide leadership for mountaineering technical skill development; and evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction and leadership provided.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Guide clients on trips in glaciated terrain
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

6488 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select routes; demonstrate technical and rescue skills; practise risk management when guiding parties on trips in glaciated terrain; and evaluate the guiding trip.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Guide clients on trips in high alpine environments
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

6489 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select routes; demonstrate technical skills; practise risk management when guiding parties on trips in high alpine environments; and evaluate the guided trips.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Data as at 13 August 2022