Model Client Calendar - Register your interest!

    Are you interested in some FREE training in the outdoors? Participating as a 'Model Client' is a great opportunity for groups and individuals to experience outdoor activities and learn skills, while their Instructors or Guides are being assessed. Find out more here.

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    Start Date Id Course Location Requirements Outline of what might be included Action
    15-10-2023 3271 Rock 1 Charleston Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    15-10-2023 3269 Sea Kayak 1 Auckland Age 13yrs and above Some experience preferable Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp per day, if not able to provide your own. Throughout the day you can expect to learn the basics of sea kayaking, including fitting of equipment, basic paddle strokes and steering and some information about the local area and marine life. The candidates being assessed will endeavor to provide you with a fun and educational experience. Register Interest
    08-10-2023 3491 Sea Kayak Guide - Instructor Endorsement Auckland Register Interest
    05-11-2023 3273 Bush 1 Central North Island Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    21-10-2023 3272 Bush 2 Upper South Island Aspiring Bush 1 instructor/guide or tramping enthusiast. Experience close to 20 days Good fitness. 1 ½ days instruction on bush skills such as risk management, leadership, navigation, weather, river safety, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Includes an overnight tramp. Register Interest
    05-11-2023 3664 Rock 1 Christchurch Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    12-11-2023 3563 Bush 1 Christchurch Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    11-11-2023 3274 Sea Kayak 2 Wellington Aspiring Sea Kayak 1 instructor/guide or recreational and club paddlers keen to upskill. Close to 20 days sea kayaking experience Can provide all their own equipment 2 days instruction on a range of sea kayaking skills such as risk & group management, navigation, weather, rolling, effective manoeuvring and strokes, rescue skills, environmental care, nautical knowledge and teaching progressions and tools. Camping out overnight. Register Interest
    19-11-2023 3275 Bush 1 Upper South Island Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    26-11-2023 3276 Mountain Bike 1 Rotorua Age 11yrs and above Can ride Grade 2/3 trails Confident and competent to be guided on Grade 3 trails Can provide own equipment 1-day instruction on intermediate level mountain biking skills which may include; pre-ride checks, body positioning, braking, cornering, trail scanning, and ascending techniques. Riding up to grade 3 tracks. Register Interest
    02-12-2023 3277 Kayak 1 Rotorua Age 16yrs and above Water confidence essential Basic flatwater skills useful Possible rental fee for kayaking equipment (approx $50 per day if not able to provide your own) and pool hire (usually $10pp). 2-days kayak instruction. Learning progressions from paddling on flat water through to paddling on a Grade 2 river. You will be going upside down in your kayak and you will be taught how to keep yourself safe and also start the process of learning to roll your kayak. Register Interest
    28-01-2024 3607 Canyon 1 Coromandel Age 16yrs and above Water confidence essential Ideally some abseiling experience Good level of fitness Rental fee for canyoning equipment (up to $70) 1-day guided canyoning trip. Learning canyoning skills such as abseiling, and techniques for jumping, spotting, river swimming and sliding. Knowledge of the canyon environment through environmental and cultural interpretation. Register Interest
    02-03-2024 3608 Kayak 2 South Island Aspiring Kayak 1 instructor or keen to upskill. Close to 20 days kayaking experience Comfortable with eddy turns and rolling on Grade 2 Can provide their own paddling equipment. Possible rental fee required for pool usage (usually $10pp) 2-days instruction on intermediate/advanced kayaking skills such as rolling, flat-water skills, moving water skills, Grade 3 river running and river rescue techniques. Register Interest
    03-03-2024 3609 Rock 1 Central North Island Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    10-03-2024 3610 Canyon 2 Wanaka Aspiring Canyon 1 instructor/guide. Close to 20 days experience canyoning or from pursuits with transferable skills (e.g. rock climbing and caving). Strong swimmer, manages cold, high level of fitness and agility, abseiling experience and confident jumping from height . Rental fee for canyoning equipment (up to $70) 1-day advanced guided canyoning trip. Potential for challenging approach, difficult abseils and slides, rock climbing moves up to Grade 15, swimming in strong currents, jumps up to 10m and prolonged cold conditions. Register Interest
    11-03-2024 3611 Kayak 1 Murchison Age 16yrs and above Water confidence essential Basic flatwater skills useful Possible rental fee for kayaking equipment (approx $50 per day if not able to provide your own) and pool hire (usually $10pp). 2-days kayak instruction. Learning progressions from paddling on flat water through to paddling on a Grade 2 river. You will be going upside down in your kayak and you will be taught how to keep yourself safe and also start the process of learning to roll your kayak. Register Interest
    17-03-2024 3613 Mountain Bike 1 Nelson Age 11yrs and above Can ride Grade 2/3 trails Confident and competent to be guided on Grade 3 trails Can provide own equipment 1-day instruction on intermediate level mountain biking skills which may include; pre-ride checks, body positioning, braking, cornering, trail scanning, and ascending techniques. Riding up to grade 3 tracks. Register Interest
    17-03-2024 3612 Rock 1 Queenstown Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    23-03-2024 3614 Rock 2 North Island Aspiring Rock 1 instructor or experienced recreationalist climber. Close to 20 days rock climbing experience Previous experience with lead climbing required Personal equipment required (harness, climbing shoes, belay device, helmet, any hardware you have) Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15) 1 ½ days instruction, learning about placing natural protection, leading on pro, anchor building, and multi-pitching. Register Interest
    23-03-2024 3616 Canoe 1 South Island Age 13yrs and above Water confident Suitable for beginners Time in kayaks/rivers advantageous. Rental fee for canoeing equipment (usually $50) 2-days instruction covering canoeing skills and techniques, river reading and river rescue, along with knowledge of environmental and cultural interpretation. Register Interest
    23-03-2024 3615 Canoe Guide South Island Age 13yrs and above Water confident Suitable for beginners Time in kayaks/rivers advantageous. Rental fee for canoeing equipment (usually $50) 1-day guided canoeing experience on grade 2 water. Instruction on paddle strokes and techniques to manoeuvre around the river. Identifying river features and hazards. Register Interest
    24-03-2024 3644 Canoe 1 South Island Age 13yrs and above Water confident Suitable for beginners Time in kayaks/rivers advantageous. Rental fee for canoeing equipment (usually $50) 1/2 day instruction covering canoeing skills and techniques, river reading and river rescue, along with knowledge of environmental and cultural interpretation. Register Interest
    07-04-2024 3617 Bush 1 Central North Island Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    07-04-2024 3619 Sea Kayak 1 Christchurch Age 13yrs and above Some experience preferable Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp per day, if not able to provide your own. 1-day instruction where you can expect to learn the basics of sea kayaking, including fitting of equipment, basic paddle strokes and steering and some information about the local area and marine life. The candidates being assessed will endeavor to provide you with a fun and educational experience. Register Interest
    06-04-2024 3620 Sea Kayak Guide - Instructor Endorsement Christchurch Age 13yrs and above Some experience preferable Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp if not able to provide your own. An afternoon instructional session focusing on improving sea kayaking skills for becoming an independent sea kayaker. Register Interest
    07-04-2024 3618 Sea Kayak Guide Christchurch Age 13yrs and above Suitable for beginners Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp if not able to provide your own. 1 day guided trip covering fitting of equipment, basic paddle strokes, steering and some information about things like the marine life and local history. Register Interest
    05-05-2024 3621 Bush 1 Nelson Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    05-05-2024 3622 Cave 1 Waitomo Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on introductory caving skills such as navigation, ascending and descending ladders, abseiling, techniques for narrow passages/squeezes and dealing with water. Knowledge of cave conservation, formation, history, and mythology Register Interest
    12-05-2024 3623 Mountain Bike 2 Wellington Aspiring MTB 1 instructor/guide or recreational mountain biker with prior instructional experience. Can confidently ride Grade 4 trails and are keen to learn jumps, drops, advanced cornering techniques, and pumping. Already has the ability to show effective cornering techniques, roll and drop off small trail features, solid body position and effective brake control. 1-day instruction on intermediate/advanced mountain biking skills such as high-speed cornering, jumps, drops, manuals, wheelies, pumping, body position, and bike – body separation. Trail riding strategies, including choosing safe and efficient lines. Register Interest
    12-05-2024 3629 Sport Climbing Queenstown Age 15yrs and above Knowledge of climbing basics Can tie in and comfortably climb Grade 15 Competent with top roping and belaying (using an ATC or similar not a GriGri) No experience with lead climbing necessary Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 2-afternoon sessions introducing lead climbing. Learn about lead belaying, safe clipping techniques and if time allows, how to clean the route. Register Interest
    12-05-2024 3630 Rock 1 - Sport Climbing Endorsement Queenstown Age 15yrs and above Knowledge of climbing basics Can tie in and comfortably climb Grade 15 Competent with top roping and belaying (using an ATC or similar not a GriGri) May have started to learn lead climbing Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). ½ day introductory session on lead climbing. Learn about lead belaying, safe clipping techniques and if time allows, how to clean the route. Register Interest
    01-09-2024 3624 Alpine 1 Central South Island Age 13yrs and above Good level of fitness Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on alpine skills such as effective travel over snow, navigation, use of an ice axe, how to keep yourself safe in an alpine environment, local interpretation. Register Interest
    08-09-2024 3625 Alpine 1 Mt Ruapehu Age 13yrs and above Good level of fitness Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on alpine skills such as effective travel over snow, navigation, use of an ice axe, how to keep yourself safe in an alpine environment, local interpretation. Register Interest
    14-09-2024 3631 Alpine 2 Queenstown Aspiring Alpine 1 instructor/guide or recreator. Experience close to 20 days Good fitness. 2-day instruction on alpine skills such as risk management, alpine navigation, weather, avalanche and snow safety, environmental care and mountaineering skills. Alpine overnight experience weather permitting. Register Interest
    15-09-2024 3627 Sea Kayak 1 Auckland Age 13yrs and above Some experience preferable Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp per day, if not able to provide your own. 1-day instruction where you can expect to learn the basics of sea kayaking, including fitting of equipment, basic paddle strokes and steering and some information about the local area and marine life. The candidates being assessed will endeavor to provide you with a fun and educational experience. Register Interest
    14-09-2024 3628 Sea Kayak Guide - Instructor Endorsement Auckland Age 13yrs and above Some experience preferable Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp if not able to provide your own. An afternoon instructional session focusing on improving sea kayaking skills for becoming an independent sea kayaker. Register Interest
    15-09-2024 3626 Sea Kayak Guide Auckland Age 13yrs and above Suitable for beginners Rental fee for sea kayaking equipment approx. $30pp if not able to provide your own. 1 day guided trip covering fitting of equipment, basic paddle strokes, steering and some information about things like the marine life and local history. Register Interest
    21-09-2024 3632 Multisport Kayak South Island Age 16yrs and above Previous flat-water paddling experience, some river experience good but not essential. Has or can access all their own equipment (multisport boat or sea kayak, airbags, spray deck, paddle, PFD, paddle jacket and helmet) Not suitable for those that can confidently paddle Grade 2 rivers in an advanced kayak 2-day instruction. Learning progressions from paddling on flat water through to paddling on a Grade 2 river. You will be going upside down in your kayak and you will be taught how to keep yourself safe and also how to self-rescue. Register Interest
    22-09-2024 3654 Cave 2 South Island Aspiring Cave 1 instructor/guide or have caved with abseil before and keen to upskill. Experience close to 20 days. 1 ½ days instruction. Multi-pitch caving experience, including instruction on rigging for both horizontal and vertical caving routes. Register Interest
    22-09-2024 3633 Kayak 1 - Multisport Kayak Endorsement South Island Age 16yrs and above Previous paddling experience in long boats on rivers Can provide their own equipment (multisport boat or sea kayak, airbags, spray deck, paddle, PFD, paddle jacket and helmet) Not suitable for those that can confidently paddle Grade 2 rivers in an advanced kayak 1-day instruction. Learning progressions from paddling on slow moving water to a section of Grade 2 river. You will be going upside down in your kayak and you will be taught how to keep yourself safe and also how to self-rescue. Register Interest
    20-10-2024 3635 Rock 1 Central North Island Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    02-11-2024 3636 Bush 2 North Island Aspiring Bush 1 instructor/guide or tramping enthusiast. Experience close to 20 days Good fitness. 1 ½ days instruction on bush skills such as risk management, leadership, navigation, weather, river safety, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Includes an overnight tramp. Register Interest
    03-11-2024 3637 Rock 1 Christchurch Age 11yrs and above Suitable for beginners Possible climbing wall entry fee if wet (usually $15). 1-day instruction on rock climbing skills such as equipment fitting, belaying, abseiling, climbing movement, safety and communication. Register Interest
    10-11-2024 3638 Bush 1 Central South Island Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    09-11-2024 3639 Sea Kayak 2 Christchurch Aspiring Sea Kayak 1 instructor/guide or recreational and club paddlers keen to upskill. Close to 20 days sea kayaking experience Can provide all their own equipment 2 days instruction on a range of sea kayaking skills such as risk & group management, navigation, weather, rolling, effective manoeuvring and strokes, rescue skills, environmental care, nautical knowledge and teaching progressions and tools. Camping out overnight. Register Interest
    17-11-2024 3641 Mountain Bike 1 Rotorua Age 11yrs and above Can ride Grade 2/3 trails Confident and competent to be guided on Grade 3 trails Can provide own equipment 1-day instruction on intermediate level mountain biking skills which may include; pre-ride checks, body positioning, braking, cornering, trail scanning, and ascending techniques. Riding up to grade 3 tracks. Register Interest
    24-11-2024 3642 Bush 1 Central North Island Age 11yrs and above Good level of fitness Ability to walk on/off track and uphill Suitable for beginners 1-day instruction on bush skills such as navigation, weather, environmental care, local history, emergency shelters, flora and fauna. Register Interest
    01-12-2024 3643 Kayak 1 Central North Island Age 16yrs and above Water confidence essential Basic flatwater skills useful Possible rental fee for kayaking equipment (approx $50 per day if not able to provide your own) and pool hire (usually $10pp). 2-days kayak instruction. Learning progressions from paddling on flat water through to paddling on a Grade 2 river. You will be going upside down in your kayak and you will be taught how to keep yourself safe and also start the process of learning to roll your kayak. Register Interest
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