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    Key Dates

    Registration Opens 1 April 2022

    Early Bird Registration Closed on 31 May 2022

    Registration Closed on 22 July 2022

    Refresher Workshop Closed on 5 Aug 2022 

    New Assessor Training 21 September 2022

    Assessor Conference 22 September 2022

    Symposium 22 - 25 September 2022


    The NZOIA National Training Symposium has run successfully since 2012 and usually attracts between 120 – 150 people.  It aims to encourage the continual professional development of our ‘on-the-ground’ leaders, instructors and guides and has a practical focus. The Symposium combines Refresher Workshops to meet instructor/guide revalidation requirements and a smorgasbord of interesting, stimulating and challenging Professional Development Workshops. It is a forum to network, upskill, train and revalidate NZOIA qualifications. People come from far and wide to attend the Symposium, including overseas.

    The Symposium is usually held at a suitable date in September or October each year.  It starts on a Thursday afternoon and runs through to midday Sunday.  The Symposium is preceded by the Assessor Training on the Wednesday for new assessors, and the Assessors Conference all day Thursday. The annual Excellence Awards take place on the Saturday night.

    The location of the Symposium usually alternates between the North Island and South Island and is hosted by an outdoor centre or organisation. This helps NZOIA keep the costs down, and keeps the fee low for attendees.   
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    NZOIA Tertiary Award
    Symposium Diversity Scholarship
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