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New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor Leadership (Instruction) (Level 5)


The above qualifications are for people who can operate independently and provide instruction and leadership for participants during specific outdoor activity. The emphasis of this qualification is on developing participants’ competence through safe, sequenced, learning experiences in dynamic outdoor environments.

NZOIA is committed to a Partnership Agreement with Skills Active to enable us to deliver the New Zealand Certificates through our current assessment and revalidation system.

The Level 5 Core Unit Standard 30688: Demonstrate knowledge of instructing within an outdoor recreation activity, is compulsory for all NZ Certificate in Outdoor Leadership (Instruction) (Level 5) qualifications and therefore any NZOIA 1 assessment that is delivering the NZ Certificate. You only have to successfully complete the Level 5 Core once. It will take approximately 10 – 12 hours.

The Core covers learning theories, leadership theory, pedagogical strategies, facilitation techniques, and constructive feedback techniques in relation to outdoor recreation activity.

Currently NZOIA is delivering the NZ Certificate in the following Level 5 disciplines:

- NZOIA Mountain Bike 1


Unit Standard 30688

NZOIA Assessment Calendar - Apply to sit the Core

NZOIA acknowledges the funding provided to it by:

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