Course Applications - How to Apply

    1. Become a NZOIA Member

    2. Select appropriate course through Course Calendar and click APPLY

    Everything you need to know about course duration, cost, location and what is required to complete your application can be found by selecting the appropriate course in the Course Calendar. You will also find links to the Scope and Syllabus documents which outline the logbook prerequisites.

    3. Completing your Application

    Ensure to upload all the required documents, fill in the health information and risk disclosure and click SUMBIT

    You will then be taken to payment options;

    • Credit Card
    • Request an Invoice (for those wanting to use internet banking or require the invoice to be made out to their employer)
    • Already Paid

    If you want to upload documents or update health information after submitting your application, you can access your application through your Dashboard / My Applications.

    Important Note: All completed applications must be received by the application closing date which is 6-8 weeks prior to course commencement. Your place will not be secured until your application is complete, which includes payment.


    Application Documents


    Logbooks come in many different formats and we understand that people choose a style that works for them. NZOIA needs to be able to easily see; number of personal days, instructional/guiding days, locations, types of trips and the groups you have been working with.

    Check out the NZOIA Online Logbook on the Members tab. This logbook is automatically visible on your application, and does not need to be uploaded. If you ever need to make a copy, it is easily downloaded into an Excel document.

    There is also an Excel logbook template found under Application Forms

    Summary Sheets

    Summary Sheets are designed for Assessors and admin staff to see your experience and prerequisite days at a glance. This reduces administration time and in turn your course fees! Please ensure you fill these out so they match your logbook. 

    First Aid Certificate

    If we have a current First Aid certificate on file for you, this will show up automatically as part of your application. If not, then please upload your First Aid certificate.  It is best if you do this every time you refresh your First Aid, that way we always have a current copy on file for you.

    For a First Aid certificate to be acceptable as a prerequisite, it must be a minimum of 12 hours or 2-day course including some direct contact with course tutors, or a minimum of 6 hours for first aid refresher courses. 

    Other Documents

    Some courses require additional documentation. Please ensure you read the Scope and Syllabus and course prerequisites to check which documents you need. Scope and Syllabuses can be found under each discipline under the Qualifications/Courses tab. 

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