Domain - Outdoor Management

Domain - Outdoor Management

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Level 1

Demonstrate introductory knowledge of weather, the Land Safety Code, and maps in the outdoors

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32834 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: introductory knowledge of weather information for outdoor activities; demonstrate basic knowledge of the Land Safety Code; and introductory knowledge of maps.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of introductory preparation for an outdoor activity

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32837 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: knowledge of introductory preparation for an outdoor activity; and basic knowledge of the location of an outdoor activity.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate personal awareness and positive behaviour during a group outdoor activity

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32842 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe factors that influence personal participation in an outdoor activity; participate in and demonstrate positive behaviour in a group outdoor activity; and reflect on own behaviours during the group outdoor activity.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Level 2

Demonstrate knowledge of weather information, introductory survival skills, and the use of maps in the outdoors

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32835 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: knowledge of weather information for outdoor activities; knowledge of basic survival skills and emergency shelter for the outdoors; and the use of a map.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of preparation for an outdoor activity

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32840 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: preparation for an outdoor activity; and the location of an outdoor activity.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of how personal contribution influences group functioning in an outdoor activity

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32843 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of personal contribution to a group participating in an outdoor activity; participate constructively in a group outdoor activity; and evaluate own and group performance in a group outdoor activity.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Level 3

Apply concepts of basic risk management as an outdoor recreation leader
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

20146 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who lead, or wish to lead, groups participating in introductory outdoor recreation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of basic risk management concepts for introductory outdoor recreation activities; write a risk management plan for a chosen outdoor recreation activity; manage risk during a chosen outdoor recreation activity; and evaluate own management of risk at conclusion of the outdoor recreation activity.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate communication skills required for the outdoors
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

20147 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are, for outdoor recreation, able to: demonstrate an understanding of communication; prepare and deliver a presentation to a selected group; and demonstrate feedback and evaluation skills.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Lead an outdoor recreation activity for a group
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20142.

26391 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who lead, or wish to lead, groups participating in an introductory outdoor recreation activity in low-risk environments within an organisation''s safety management system. Leaders are expected to work under direct or indirect supervision of an instructor or guide. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan an outdoor recreation activity for a group; lead an outdoor recreation activity; and evaluate own performance as a leader of an outdoor recreation activity.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of and assist in pre-activity planning of an outdoor activity

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31534 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who assist in providing outdoor activity experiences. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of outdoor activity planning; and explain and assist in pre-activity planning for a selected outdoor activity.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Assist in preparing and leading an outdoor activity

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31535 Unit Standard 11 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who assist in leading an outdoor activity. People credited with this unit standard are able to: assist in equipment and activity preparation as directed; demonstrate group and safety management as an assistant leader within an outdoor activity; and assist in leading a group for an outdoor activity as directed.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Contribute to the review of outdoor activity and reflect on own assistant leadership

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31536 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe and contribute to the review of an outdoor activity; and reflect on own performance as an assistant leader for outdoor activities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Describe basic risk management concepts and assist in managing risk and safety for an outdoor activity

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31537 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who assist in providing risk management for an outdoor activity. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe basic risk, hazard and management concepts, and related policies and procedures; prepare for the risk and safety management of a selected outdoor activity; assist in managing risk and safety during an outdoor activity as an assistant leader; and contribute to a post-activity review.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Use communication skills and facilitation techniques while working with participants for an outdoor activity

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31538 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who work in the outdoors in roles where they facilitate and communicate with participants during an outdoor activity. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe types of communication and barriers to communication for outdoor activities; describe and apply facilitation techniques and communication skills for an outdoor activity; and describe the impact of individual behaviours in terms of facilitation within the outdoors.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of weather patterns, survival skills and navigation in the outdoors

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32836 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe primary weather patterns in New Zealand; demonstrate knowledge of survival skills in the outdoors; and demonstrate knowledge of navigation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Prepare for an overnight outdoor activity

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32841 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for an overnight outdoor activity; and justify selection of the overnight outdoor activity.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply knowledge of group processes and evaluate personal contribution to group performance in an outdoor activity

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32844 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of factors that contribute to group performance in an outdoor activity; apply knowledge of group processes while participating in an outdoor activity; and evaluate personal contribution to the group performance in an outdoor activity.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Work with others to plan and lead school students in an outdoor activity

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32845 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: work with others to plan and lead an outdoor activity for a group of school students; and evaluate own leadership of the outdoor activity.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Participate in and evaluate a self-contained multi-day trip in an outdoor context

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32850 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate individual preparedness and contribute to group preparedness; demonstrate skills for a self-contained multi-day trip; and evaluate a self-contained multi-day trip.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Investigate equity issues in the outdoors
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

456 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainees who want to investigate equity issues in the outdoors.

Standard-setting body:

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

Level 4

Assist with leadership of an outdoor activity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 26391. This unit standard and unit standard 20143 replaced unit standard 452 and unit standard 456.

20142 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to assist with leadership of an outdoor activity; assist with leadership of an outdoor activity; and evaluate the leadership assistance provided and develop a personal leadership enhancement plan.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of leadership for outdoor recreation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30689. This unit standard and unit standard 20142 replaced unit standard 452 and unit standard 456.

20143 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who lead, or wish to lead, groups participating in outdoor recreation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of concepts of leadership required for leading outdoor recreation; describe effective communication for outdoor recreation leadership; describe concepts of inclusiveness for leaders of outdoor recreational experiences; explain differences between guiding and instruction for leaders of outdoor recreational experiences; and describe concepts of kaitiakitanga applicable to the outdoor recreation environment.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of theories and processes associated with guiding in the outdoors
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 20145 replaced unit standard 5488.

20144 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who guide others in outdoor recreation environments. People credited with this unit are able to: demonstrate knowledge of learning theories, group processes, and developing client relationships; produce guiding plans for two different group profiles in different locations; demonstrate knowledge of guiding techniques; and develop an evaluation process and tool.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of theories and processes associated with instructing in the outdoors
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 20144 replaced unit standard 5488.

20145 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who instruct others in outdoor recreation environments. People credited with this unit are able to: demonstrate knowledge of learning theories and group processes; produce activity plans for instructing groups in outdoor activities; produce instruction plans for groups learning outdoor activity skills; and develop an evaluation process and tool.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply safety intervention techniques for river safety activities
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

22781 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people supervise, lead or instruct shorebased water activities in river environments People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of safety intervention management, demonstrate shore-based safety intervention techniques for river safety activities, and demonstrate in-water safety intervention techniques for river safety activities.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of the leadership role in outdoor recreation activities

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20143.

30689 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who lead groups in an outdoor recreation activity. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the responsibilities and operating scope of the outdoor leader role; demonstrate knowledge of leadership for outdoor recreation activities; and describe effective communication for leading outdoor recreation activities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Plan and prepare for leading an outdoor recreation activity

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30690 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who lead groups in an outdoor recreation activity. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan an outdoor recreation activity for a group; demonstrate knowledge of weather information for an outdoor recreation activity; demonstrate decision making in relation to weather conditions in New Zealand; demonstrate knowledge of risk management procedures for outdoor recreation activities; demonstrate knowledge of emergency response and care in an outdoor recreation environment; and plan to evaluate own performance as a leader of an outdoor recreation activity.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Take an assistant leadership role in the outdoors
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

452 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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The trainee will develop understanding of leadership theory and take assistant leadership roles in outdoor activities and develop a personal leadership profile.

Standard-setting body:

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

Develop a personal and professional philosophy for the outdoors
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7

455 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to develop a personal and professional philosophy for the outdoors.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Prepare a trip plan for a multi-day outdoor expedition
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Version 2

5484 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: clarify objectives and determine route for multi-day outdoor expedition; produce expedition plan; communicate expedition plan to staff and participants; be prepared for and emergency during an expedition; and evaluate expedition planning and implementation.

Standard-setting body:

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

Develop an outdoor activity plan
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

5488 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare an outdoor activity plan that takes people, equipment, and environment considerations into account, and incorporate evaluation into the development of the plan.

Standard-setting body:

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

Prepare to guide participants on outdoor trips
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6487 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit are able to: assess the needs and expectations of participant group; demonstrate personal preparedness for the trip; and prepare for selected guiding trip.

Standard-setting body:

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

Level 5

Demonstrate knowledge of guiding within an outdoor recreation activity

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30684 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who guide groups in an outdoor recreation activity. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of client centred guiding practice; and demonstrate knowledge of the guide-client relationship.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Plan and prepare for guiding or instructing a specific activity in dynamic outdoor environments

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30685 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who guide or instruct an activity in dynamic outdoor environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan for guiding or instructing a specific outdoor recreation activity; apply knowledge of weather to analyse and forecast conditions for an outdoor recreation activity; demonstrate knowledge of risk management concepts and emergency care to operate within and contribute to an organisation''s Safety Management System plan for outdoor recreation activity contingencies; and plan to evaluate an outdoor recreation experience for future planning and practice improvements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Facilitate awareness of kaitiakitanga while operating in the outdoors

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30686 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who guide or instruct in outdoor environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: facilitate awareness of the tikanga and kawa of local iwi or hapu as it applies to the environment; and apply minimum impact principles in terms of considerations for outdoor recreation activities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of instruction within an outdoor recreation activity

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30688 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who instruct outdoor recreation activity. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain concepts of learning relevant for instruction in outdoor recreation activity; demonstrate knowledge of leadership theory for the instruction of an outdoor recreation activity; demonstrate knowledge of pedagogical strategies for instruction of an outdoor recreation activity; compare facilitation techniques used in instructing outdoor recreation activities; and demonstrate knowledge of constructive feedback techniques for outdoor recreation activities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Manage risk for an outdoor recreation activity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 8

451 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of risk management theory; identify and record in writing the potential risks and hazards in a selected activity, and the management strategies to lessen their impact; demonstrate risk management with groups participating in outdoor recreation activities; and evaluate own performance as a risk manager.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Make and implement policy for an outdoor business/organisation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

453 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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The trainee will investigate policy development models suitable for outdoor businesses, organisations and educators. They will prepare, implement, and evaluate a policy.

Standard-setting body:

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

Programme outdoor activities
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

454 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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The trainee will implement and evaluate an outdoor programme.

Standard-setting body:

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

Instruct others in an outdoor recreation activity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

5472 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to plan an outdoor activity, instruct others to participate in it, and evaluate its success, maintaining group and individual safety throughout.

Standard-setting body:

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

Lead an outdoor activity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

5487 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: implement an outdoor activity plan; brief and debrief the participants; and evaluate the programme.

Standard-setting body:

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

Level 6

Instruct in skills for risk management for outdoor recreation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

20148 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for instructors in outdoor recreation who are responsible for instruction in risk management. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for instructing in skills for risk management; teach risk management; demonstrate effective instruction techniques for risk management instruction; and evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction provided.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply pedagogical principles to educate others how to instruct or guide a range of competencies

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30683 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who educate others in instructing and guiding in a range of competencies. People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply pedagogical principles to educate others how to instruct or guide a range of competencies.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Manage the provision of outdoor recreation activities in a dynamic outdoor environment

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30687 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse and apply knowledge of contemporary leadership theory and practice to manage the provision of outdoor recreation activities; and induct and train outdoor instructors or guides to ensure the organisation has the capacity and capability to provide outdoor recreation activities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Implement and review policies, procedures and systems to manage risk and safety for an outdoor activity organisation

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30691 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who manage the implementation and review of risk and safety management policies, procedures and systems in an outdoor recreation organisation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: manage the implementation of risk and safety management policies, procedures and systems for an outdoor activity organisation; and review risk and safety management policies, procedures and systems of an outdoor activity organisation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Data as at 09 August 2022