Field           Community and Social Services


Revision of Avalanche unit standards







30451, 30453, 30454


Skills Active has completed the revision of the unit standards listed above.


Date new versions published                                                               October 2018


Planned review date                                                                              December 2022




The three standards have been revised to correct industry terminology and to remove barriers to assessment.  Changes were endorsed by a panel of leading Avalanche experts.


Main changes


·           Standard 30451 – performance criteria 1.1 and 1.2 were merged as they both covered          avalanche characteristics.  Performance criterion 1.3 was amended to reflect scope of practice   at this level.

·           Standard 30453 – performance criterion 1.4 was amended as it narrowed assessment unnecessarily.

·           Standard 30454 – range statements were removed from performance criteria 1.1 and 1.2 as            they directed assessment.