Domain - Snowsport Area Operations

Domain - Snowsport Area Operations

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Level 2

Hire and manage stock of vehicle chains
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 18138 replaced unit standard 5626.

18137 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to hire out chains for vehicles, and manage stock and equipment for hiring chains. This unit standard may be of interest to people working for, or on contract to, a snowsport area.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Perform road and carparking services at a snowsport area
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

18427 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare roads and carparks for use at a snowsport area; direct traffic and parking of vehicles at a snowsport area; assist customers at a snowsport area carpark; perform road and carpark services duties under adverse driving conditions; and describe emergency procedures. This unit standard will be of interest to people working as a member of a road services team.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Assist with the evacuation of a chairlift

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Version 1

21751 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to assist with the evacuation of a chairlift.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 50 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Snowsport Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge of safety, accident and emergency procedures for a snowsport area
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 29487 and unit standard 29489.

18100 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the main features of the snowsport area and the services it provides; identify and respond to hazards and associated risks; describe the accident and emergency procedures for a snowsport area; and follow established snowsport area safety and emergency procedures.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Work on a tower at a snowsport area

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Version 2

18102 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate personal safety practices and use of safety equipment for climbing towers at a snowsport area, and climb and work on a tower at a snowsport area.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 50 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Snowsport Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Process sales of snowsport area tickets, products and services

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Version 2

18428 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: provide information to guests about the snowsport area facilities, products, and ticketing options; analyse guest needs and advise options; process and issue tickets; and describe policy and procedures that relate to the retailing of snowsport area tickets and products.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 50 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Snowsport Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Process complex transactions involving multiple guests with different needs at a snowsport area

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Version 2

18429 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse multiple guest needs, advise options, and coordinate a group of snowsport area guests; and process and issue tickets or products for a group of guests with different needs.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 50 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Snowsport Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Redeem point of sale documentation for products at a snowsport area

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Version 2

18430 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of vouchers and point of sale documentation accepted by selected company or snowsport area; process vouchers and issue tickets, products or services; and retain and/or validate documentation and issue tickets.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 50 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Snowsport Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate safe lift operation practices for people with disabilities at a snowsport area
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 4575 were replaced by unit standard 30129.

18994 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of: disabilities, and adaptive snowsports equipment; and demonstrate positive communication skills and safe lifting, loading, and unloading techniques for clients with disabilities on and off snowsport area lifts.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of and operate aerial lifts at a mountain facility

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 4574, unit standard 4576, and unit standard 4579.

30128 Unit Standard 24 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of and operate aerial lifts at a mountain facility.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Provide safe lift services to meet guests' diverse needs at a mountain facility

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Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 4575 and unit standard 18994.

30129 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to provide safe lift services to meet guests'' diverse needs at a mountain facility.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of snow, snowmaking and snowmaking needs, and undertake basic maintenance on snowmaking equipment

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Version 2

30130 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of snow, snowmaking and snowsport area snowmaking needs and requirements; and demonstrate knowledge of and undertake basic maintenance on snowmaking equipment for a snowsport area.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply knowledge of snowmaking, snowmaking equipment, and safe practice to optimise snow production for a snowsport area

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Version 2

30131 Unit Standard 28 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to apply: safe working practices for snowmaking at a snowsport area; and knowledge of snowmaking and snowmaking equipment to monitor and optimise snow production and quality for a snowsport area.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of roading, terrain and carparking at a snowsport area and their associated safety procedures

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Version 2

30134 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of roading, terrain and carparking at a snowsport area and their associated safety procedures.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Contribute to the safe provision of road and carpark services at a snowsport area

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Version 2

30135 Unit Standard 23 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: provide safe direction of traffic and parking at a snowsport area; and assist guests at a snowsport area carpark.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply safe working procedures and practices in a mountain facility operations role

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Version 3

30136 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to apply safe working procedures and practices in a mountain facility operations role.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of snowsport lift operations
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard and unit standards 4576 and 4579 were replaced by unit standard 30128.

4574 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify snowsport lift components and systems; and describe safe snowsport lift operating procedures, ticketing policies and procedures, and the management of queuing systems.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Assist with the operation of a chairlift
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard and unit standard 18994 were replaced by unit standard 30129.

4575 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to load and unload a chairlift, and describe hazardous and/or emergency procedures.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Operate a chairlift
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard and unit standards 4574 and 4579 were replaced by unit standard 30128.

4576 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: perform a snowsport lift line inspection; perform pre-operation and start procedures for a chairlift; employ emergency procedures for a chairlift; and close down a chairlift.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

De-ice at a snowsport area

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Version 5

4577 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the objectives of de-icing and safe operating procedures; demonstrate personal safety practices and use of safety equipment for de-icing at a snowsport area; and remove ice and rime from a snowsport area structure and/or lift and its components.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 50 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Snowsport Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Operate a surface lift
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard and unit standards 4574 and 4576 were replaced by unit standard 30128.

4579 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: perform a lift line inspection; perform pre-operation and start procedures for a surface lift; operate a surface lift; employ hazardous and/or emergency procedures for a surface lift; and close down a surface lift.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Assist with daily patrol routines
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

4581 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for people who are working as a member of a snowsport area patrol, under supervision. People credited with this unit standard are able to: assist with snow slope safety, accidents and emergencies; and demonstrate professionalism in a high-risk team environment on a snow area.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Evacuate patients using a toboggan on a snowsport area
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

4583 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: transport an empty toboggan to dispatch site; secure toboggan at site and load patient; and control a loaded toboggan on any terrain at a snowsport area. This unit standard may be of interest to people working towards their patrolling qualifications.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Operate a snowmobile

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Version 5

4586 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to complete a routine maintenance check for a snowmobile, and operate a snowmobile in a variety of snow conditions and terrain and in accordance with snowsport area policy. This unit standard may be of interest to people working at a snowsport area, for example, patrol or lift operators.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 50 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Snowsport Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Make snow for a snowsport area
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

5622 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the main features of the snowsport area and the services it provides; demonstrate personal safety practices for snowmaking at a snowsport area; describe accident and emergency procedures during night operations; demonstrate knowledge of snowmaking and snowmaking equipment for a specific snowsport area; operate snowmaking equipment; and optimise snow production.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Groom snow at a mountain area with a snowgroomer
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

5624 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of a snowgroomer; describe the main features of the selected snowsport area and the services it provides; demonstrate personal safety practices for snowgroomer operation at a snowsport area; describe accident and emergency procedures during night operations; drive a snowgroomer in a range of snow and weather conditions; and groom snow. This unit standard will be of interest to people working as sole operators of a snowgrooming machine.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 4

Groom snow for an event

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Version 2

18101 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify grooming requirements for an event at a snowsport area and demonstrate grooming skills to create and maintain terrain for an event.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 50 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Snowsport Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Use lowering techniques for snowsport area operations
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 18132 replaced unit standard 4585.

18133 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate use of rope skills to maintain safety of self and another worker for snowsport area operations, and to lower a toboggan on snowsport area terrain. This unit standard may be of interest to people working towards their patrolling qualifications.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Perform advanced snowmaking at a snowsport area
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

21749 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the snowsport area''s product, and develop a snowmaking plan and produce snow.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Perform advanced grooming at a snowsport area
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

21750 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the snowsport area''s product; operate a snowgroomer in adverse conditions; and demonstrate advanced snow grooming skills.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of snow, snowgrooming, and snowgroomers and their maintenance

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Version 2

30132 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who work, or wish to work in a snowgrooming role at a snowsport area. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: a snowgroomer and its maintenance; and weather, terrain and nature of the snowpack in relation to grooming practices at a snowsport area.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Operate snowgroomers safely and effectively to meet grooming requirements for a snowsport area

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Version 2

30133 Unit Standard 28 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe work procedures and practices for snowgroomer operation at a snowsport area; and groom snow to a snowsport area''s specifications and requirements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate ski patrol professional practice

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Version 2

30834 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate: professional behaviour while undertaking daily ski patrol duties; and specific knowledge of a snowsport area for ski patrolling.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Perform daily ski patrol tasks and routines

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Version 2

30835 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply hazard management and maintain snowsport area slope safety; close a snowsport run and contribute to end of day close of snowsport area; and interpret and apply weather information for patrol purposes at a snowsport area.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate competent skiing or snowboarding, and tobogganing skills for snowsport patrol purposes

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 4580.

30836 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, for snowsport patrol purposes: demonstrate competent skiing or snowboarding on varying terrain and a range of snow conditions; demonstrate competent toboggan skills; and apply safe personal movement principles on snow.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of ski patrol emergency response systems and snowsport first responder emergency care

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Version 2

30837 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of ski patrol emergency response systems for a snowsport area; and provide emergency care as first responder for emergency situations common to the snowsport area environment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of mountaineering techniques including rope rescue and ski touring for patrol requirements

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Version 2

30838 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of mountaineering techniques including rope rescue and ski touring for patrol requirements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate skiing or snowboarding skills for patrol
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30836.

4580 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to perform downhill techniques on any steep snowsport area terrain over a range of snow conditions, and adhere to safe snowsport practices.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Perform daily routines for patrol
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

4582 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for people who are working as a member of a snowsport area patrol. People credited with this unit standard are able to: maintain snow slope safety; contribute to patrol and/or snowsport area safety training programme; respond to an emergency incident and/or life-threatening accident at a snowsport area; and close a snowsport run and/or snowsport area.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Evacuate people from chairlifts
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

4584 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for a chairlift evacuation; evacuate chairlift under adverse environmental conditions; and maintain safety, communication and equipment. This unit standard is for people who work as a snowsport area patroller, and/or other workers at a snowsport area.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 5

Supervise ticketing and guest services at a snowsport area
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

18431 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: supervise the daily operation of snowsport area ticketing and guest services; handle complaints and respond to complex enquiries for snowsport area ticketing and guest services; manage a snowsport area ticket office; and apply advanced knowledge of the product range, snowsport area policy and regulations, and snowsport industry.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate technical ability as a senior ski patroller

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Version 2

30839 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate technical ability as a senior ski patroller.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply advanced knowledge as a senior ski patrol team member to complete daily patrolling routines

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Version 2

30840 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to apply advanced knowledge as a senior ski patrol team member to complete daily patrolling routines.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Role model collaborative work practices across a snowsport area to achieve ski patrol outcomes

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Version 2

30841 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to role model collaborative work practices across a snowsport area to achieve ski patrol outcomes.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Carry out site leadership roles at snowsport area incidents

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Version 2

30842 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: carry out site leadership roles at snowsport area incidents; and apply avalanche search and rescue skills to lead an initial avalanche response team at a snowsport area incident.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Supervise the operation of a snowsport area lift

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Version 5

4578 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: supervise the daily operation of a snowsport area lift; operate a snowsport area lift for a maintenance situation; operate auxiliary, emergency and/or diesel drive; and perform maintenance on carrier or chair componentry.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 50 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Snowsport Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Manage a snowmaking programme at a snowsport area
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

5623 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the snowsport area''s product; supervise and manage snowmaking teams; and manage the production of snow.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Manage a snowgrooming operation at a snowsport area

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Version 5

5625 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the snowsport area's product; lead a snowgrooming shift; and operate a snowgroomer in adverse conditions.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 50 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Snowsport Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Data as at 17 September 2021