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Level 2

Participate in an introductory rafting experience

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485 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for introductory rafting; demonstrate care for rafting equipment; demonstrate basic rafting skills on sheltered or slow-moving water; demonstrate introductory safety skills and rescue procedures; and demonstrate knowledge of care for self, others, and the environment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Level 3

Demonstrate basic raft guiding skills on Grade II whitewater
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 31711.

21282 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: knowledge of the New Zealand whitewater rafting industry and an understanding of commonly rafted rivers; knowledge of rafting equipment and its use in a whitewater rafting context; an understanding of how water moves in a riverbed and common hazards and features; the ability to move confidently in the river environment; knowledge of basic river rescue; basic raft guiding technique with other paddlers on board; and the ability to guide clients on Grade II river trips in a manner that promotes client safety while providing an experience that takes into account their expectations and needs.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate rafting skills on Grade 2 water
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

486 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainees who would like to become competent paddlers in rafts on moving water to Grade 2, with the trip leader maintaining overall supervision of the river trip. This unit standard can lead on to Unit 487, Demonstrate rafting skills on Grade 3 water.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group

Level 4

Guide clients on raft trips on rivers of grade 3
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard replaces unit standard 5494.

13645 Unit Standard 18 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: instruct clients in raft handling and river procedures; demonstrate technical raft guiding skills on grade 3 water; demonstrate river running skills with clients on grade 3 water; practice risk management on guided rafting trips; and provide customer service to rafting clients.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group

Demonstrate river rescue skills for rafting on rapids of grade 3 or above
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard replaces unit standard 493 and unit standard 495.

13646 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of rafting rescues for grade 3 water or above; demonstrate water confidence on grade 3 water; and perform rafting rescues for grade 3 water or above using safety and rescue equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group

Demonstrate technical raft guiding skills on Grade III or above whitewater
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

21283 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standards are able to: demonstrate the ability to move quickly and confidently in Grade III whitewater and accurately communicate with other guides in the river environment; demonstrate knowledge of rescue equipment and its application in a range of raft/river rescue situations; demonstrate technical raft guiding skills on Grade III whitewater; and utilise weather and flow information sources in trip planning. This unit standard is part of the National Raft Guide Award Grade III and Grade IV/V.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate client care and crew control as a Raft Guide on Grade III or above whitewater
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

21284 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the rules and regulations governing commercial rafting operations in New Zealand and a safe operating plan (SOP); provide customer service to clients on rafting trips; and demonstrate the ability to raft the river with clients in a manner that promotes client safety while providing an experience that takes into account their expectations and needs. This unit standard is part of the National Raft Guide Award Grade III and Grade IV/V.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Plan and prepare for commercial river trips
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

26512 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who guide or intend to guide commercial river trips. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the rules, regulations, codes of practice and safety guidelines governing commercial river operations in New Zealand; use weather and river grade and flow information in trip planning; organise equipment and participate in pre- and post-trip activities for guiding commercial river trips; screen participants for suitability for commercial river trips; and provide customer service to participants in preparation for commercial river trips.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply knowledge of river rescue skills on Grade III or above whitewater rivers
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 31727.

26513 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who guide or intend to guide commercial river trips on Grade III or above whitewater river environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain river dynamics and features and their effects on craft and people; demonstrate the ability to move quickly and confidently, and communicate with others, in Grade III or above whitewater rivers; and apply knowledge of rescue equipment in river rescue situations, rope systems used in whitewater river rescue situations, and rescue techniques suitable for Grade III or above whitewater rivers.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply raft guiding skills on Grade III river environments
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 31708.

26514 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who guide or intend to guide commercial river trips on Grade III river environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate technical river guiding skills required for Grade III river environments; demonstrate skills in guiding participants on Grade III river trips in a manner that promotes participant safety while providing an experience that takes into account their needs and abilities; and apply knowledge of cultural and environmental practices.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply raft guiding skills on Grade IV or above river environments
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 31709.

26515 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who guide or intend to guide commercial river trips on Grade IV or above river environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate confident technical river guiding skills in Grade IV river environments; demonstrate skills in guiding participants on Grade IV or above river trips in a manner that promotes participant safety while providing an experience that takes into account their needs and abilities; and apply knowledge of cultural and environmental practices.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply whitewater board guiding skills on Grade III or above whitewater rivers
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 31710.

26516 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who guide or intend to guide whitewater boarding experiences in Grade III or above river environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate techniques required for whitewater boarding in Grade III or above river environments; demonstrate skills required to guide participants on Grade III river trips; and apply knowledge of cultural and environmental practices.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of and apply introductory raft guiding skills

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 21282.

31711 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand whitewater rafting industry and professional raft guiding practice; demonstrate knowledge of rafting equipment and its use in a rafting context; demonstrate knowledge of river hydrology, hazards and river features for introductory raft guiding; prepare to guide a raft trip on a Grade 2 river; demonstrate raft guiding techniques for Grade 2 river trips; guide participants on a Grade 2 raft trip.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of river rescue skills and techniques for Grade 2 rivers

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Version 1

31712 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of rescue equipment for Grade 2 river rescue situations; demonstrate knowledge of ropes, knots, hitches and bends used in whitewater river rescue situations; demonstrate rescue techniques suitable for Grade 2 rivers; demonstrate the ability to move confidently and communicate with others in Grade 2 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of and apply introductory riverboard guiding skills

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31719 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand riverboarding industry and professional riverboard guiding practice; demonstrate knowledge of riverboarding equipment and its use in a riverboarding context; demonstrate knowledge of river hydrology, hazards and river features for introductory riverboard guiding; prepare to guide a riverboard trip on a Grade 2 river; demonstrate riverboard guiding techniques for Grade 2 river trips; guide participants on Grade 2 riverboard trips.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate rafting skills on Grade 3 water
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

487 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for trainees who would like to become competent rafters on Grade 3 water on both day and overnight trips. This unit standard includes group management and leadership skills for trainees paddling in a group of peers.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group

Level 5

Coordinate and manage rafting trips
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 26517, unit standard 26518, and unit standard 26519. This unit standard replaced unit standard 16251.

21285 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: a sound knowledge of MSA Rule Part 80, New Zealand Rafting Guide training pathway and the relationship of the New Zealand Rafting Association (NZRA) to these; a working knowledge of operating and hazard management systems and their importance to a company's safe operating plan (SOP); serious incident management skills during a simulated multiple raft on-river incident; and effective trip management. This unit standard is part of the National Senior Raft Guide Award Grade III and IV/V.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Coordinate and manage multiple craft trips as a senior guide on Grade III or above river environments
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 31714. This unit standard, unit standard 26518, and unit standard 26519 replaced unit standard 21285.

26517 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who work or intend to work as senior guides on commercial river trips on Grade III or above river environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of MNZ rules and safety guidelines, New Zealand river guide training pathways and the national governing body, and their relationship to each other; and coordinate and manage multiple craft river trips.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply serious incident management skills as a senior raft guide on Grade III or above river environments
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 31715. This unit standard, unit standard 26517, and unit standard 26519 replaced unit standard 21285.

26518 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who work or intend to work as senior guides on commercial raft trips on Grade III or above river environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to apply serious incident management skills as a senior raft guide on Grade III or above river environments.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply serious incident management skills as a whitewater craft senior guide on Grade III or above rivers
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 31723. This unit standard, unit standard 26517, and unit standard 26518 replaced unit standard 21285.

26519 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who work or intend to work as senior guide on commercial craft trips on Grade III or above river environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to apply serious incident management skills as a whitewater craft senior guide on Grade III or above rivers.

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate raft guiding skills and techniques for Grade 3 river trips

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 26514.

31708 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate raft guiding techniques for Grade 3 river trips; demonstrate raft guiding skills for Grade 3 river trips.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate raft guiding skills and techniques for Grade 4 or 5 river trips

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 26515.

31709 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate raft guiding techniques for Grade 4 or 5 river trips; demonstrate raft guiding skills for Grade 4 or 5 river trips.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate riverboard guiding skills and techniques for Grade 3 river trips

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 26516.

31710 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate riverboard guiding techniques for Grade 3 river trips; demonstrate riverboard guiding skills for Grade 3 river trips.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Prepare, guide and evaluate a raft trip

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31713 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the roles of organisations involved in whitewater rafting in New Zealand; prepare to guide a raft trip; apply knowledge of group safety management as a raft guide; apply knowledge of environmental practices as a raft guide; and evaluate a raft trip.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Prepare, guide and evaluate a riverboard trip

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31720 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the roles of organisations involved in riverboarding in New Zealand; prepare to guide a riverboard trip; apply knowledge of group safety management as a riverboard guide; apply knowledge of environmental practices as a riverboard guide; evaluate a riverboarding trip.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate riverboard guiding skills and techniques for Grade 4 or 5 river trips

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Version 1

31721 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate riverboard guiding techniques for Grade 4 or 5 river trips; demonstrate riverboard guiding skills for Grade 4 or 5 river trips.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply knowledge of river rescue skills and techniques for Grade 3 rivers

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 26513.

31727 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and explain river dynamics and features of Grade 3 rivers; demonstrate the ability to move quickly and confidently in and around Grade 3 rapids; demonstrate use of rescue equipment for Grade 3 river rescue situations; apply knowledge of rope systems used for Grade 3 river rescue situations; demonstrate river rescue techniques suitable for Grade 3 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply knowledge of river rescue skills and techniques for Grade 4 or 5 rivers

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Version 1

31728 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and explain river dynamics and features of Grade 4 or 5 rivers; demonstrate the ability to move quickly and confidently in and around Grade 4 or 5 rapids; demonstrate use of rescue equipment for Grade 4 or 5 river rescue situations; apply knowledge of rope systems used for Grade 4 or 5 river rescue situations; demonstrate river rescue techniques suitable for Grade 4 or 5 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Plan a guided raft or riverboard trip

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Version 1

32200 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to plan a guided raft or riverboard trip.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Level 6

Coordinate, manage and guide white water rafting trips
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

16251 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: manage a rafting trip in accordance with the Operational Management Plan; demonstrate knowledge of legal requirements governing the rafting industry; demonstrate advanced river guide techniques on a grade 3 white water rafting trip; and demonstrate advanced rafting and rescue management skills on grade 3 white water.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group

Coordinate and manage multi raft trips as a senior raft guide for Grade 3 rivers

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 26517.

31714 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply in-depth knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a senior river guide for multi raft trips; coordinate and manage multi raft trips as a senior raft guide for Grade 3 rivers; and manage post-trip tasks for multi raft trips on Grade 3 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply serious incident management skills as a senior raft guide for Grade 3 rivers

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 26518.

31715 Unit Standard 13 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse organisational policies and procedures for the management of a serious on-river injury or incident on Grade 3 rivers; apply serious incident management skills as a senior raft guide leading a multi raft trip on Grade 3 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Train and critique raft guides

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31716 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: train and critique raft guides in raft guiding skills; train and critique raft guides in river rescue; critique and update organisational safety and training procedures for rafting trips.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Coordinate and manage multi raft trips as a senior raft guide for Grade 4 or 5 rivers

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Version 1

31717 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply in-depth knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a senior river guide; coordinate and manage multi raft river trips as a senior raft guide for Grade 4 or 5 rivers; and manage post-trip tasks for multi raft trips on Grade 4 or 5 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply serious incident management skills as a senior raft guide for Grade 4 or 5 rivers

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Version 1

31718 Unit Standard 13 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse organisational policies and procedures for the management of a serious on-river injury or incident on Grade 4 or 5 rivers; apply serious incident management skills as a senior raft guide leading a multi raft trip for Grade 4 or 5 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Coordinate and manage riverboard trips as a senior guide on Grade 3 rivers

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Version 2

31722 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply in-depth knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a senior river guide; coordinate and manage riverboard trips as a senior guide on Grade 3 rivers; manage post-trip tasks for riverboard trips on Grade 3 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply serious incident management skills as a senior riverboard guide for Grade 3 rivers

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 26519.

31723 Unit Standard 13 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse organisational policies and procedures for the management of a serious on-river injury or incident on Grade 3 rivers; apply serious incident management skills as a senior riverboard guide leading trips on Grade 3 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Train and critique riverboard guides

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Version 1

31724 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: train and critique riverboard guides in riverboard guiding skills; train and critique riverboard guides in river rescue; and critique and update organisational river safety and training procedures for riverboard trips.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Coordinate and manage riverboard trips as a senior guide on Grade 4 or 5 rivers

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Version 2

31725 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply in-depth knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a senior river guide; coordinate and manage riverboard trips as a senior guide on Grade 4 or 5 rivers; and manage post-trip tasks for riverboard trips on Grade 4 or 5 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Apply serious incident management skills as a senior riverboard guide for Grade 4 or 5 rivers

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Version 2

31726 Unit Standard 13 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse organisational policies and procedures for the management of a serious on-river injury or incident on Grade 4 or 5 rivers; apply serious incident management skills as a senior riverboard guide leading trips for Grade 4 or 5 rivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council

Guide clients on raft trips on grade 5 rivers
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

5495 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: instruct clients in raft handling procedures; run the grade 5 river using technical raft guiding skills; practise risk management when guiding parties on rafting trips; and evaluate the guiding trips.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group

Data as at 23 May 2024