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Outdoor Leader - Residential

Residential Leader Development Course

This residential course is available to anyone who would like to gain the National Certificate in Recreation Leadership, Level 3  Bush strand.

The residential course is an intensive seven night/eight day course and upon successful completion of the training elements, course workbook and practical assessment participants will receive a National Certificate in Recreation (Leadership) Level 3  Bush strand.

Residential courses are delivered on behalf of the NZ Mountain Safety Council National Office.

Course Includes:  

  • Environmental care
  • Selecting and using suitable clothing and equipment  
  • Outdoor skills 
  • Navigation  
  • Weather 
  • Camp craft 
  • River safety 
  • Trip planning  
  • Leadership  
  • Instructional skills  
  • Risk and crisis management  
  • Outdoor emergency management

Course Prerequisites:
Prior to being accepted onto this course the candidate must:

  • Be a NZ citizen, permanent resident or visitor with a current work permit
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of 10 days' personal experience on day and/or overnight walks exceeding 4 hours duration in a variety of locations and weather conditions
  • Have a minimum of 5 days' leadership experience on day and/or overnight walks exceeding 4 hours duration in a variety of locations and weather conditions
  • Have a minimum of 5 nights' outdoor camping experience in a variety of locations and weather conditions. These 5 nights can be part obtained as part of the required personal and leadership experience
  • Have completed a airst aid course within the last two years –
    This course must have included the units 6400, 6401 & 6402 or 26551 and 26552. The units must be registered on the trainees NZQA record of achievement.
  • Complete the pre-course workbook section (prior to attending the course)
  • Have a suitable level of fitness and coordination that allows the participation in bush walks for up to 8 hours on consecutive days carrying a full day pack
  • Have a level of maturity that allows the participant to lead a group and be able to make and communicate risk management decisions to peers
  • Have a minimum level of clothing and personal equipment to participate in day long bush walking activities in most weather conditions
  • Commit to the completion of any post course activities (such as course evaluations, writing a short account of your experience or completing any outstanding field/assessment requirements in order to complete the course of study)
  • Be prepared for an intensive residential course of study

What ID do I need to provide? 

As you are entering a NZ Government funded programme, you must provide the following ID: 

• a current passport or; 

• a New Zealand Firearms Licence or; 

• one form of ID from Category A and Category B below: 

Category A

  • Full New Zealand Birth certificate (issued after 1 January 1998) 
  • Certificate of Identity New Zealand 
  • Citizen Certificate 
  • Expired passport 

 Category B

 New Zealand Photo Drivers Licence 

  • HANZ 18+ card 
  • New Zealand Student photo identification 
  • International Photo Drivers Licence

Course Level:

Approximately 8090 hours

Course resources provided:
Bushcraft Manual  Outdoor Skills for the NZ Bush
Mountain Safety Manual 40, fifth edition published 2011

NZ Outdoor First Aid Manual
Mountain Safety Manual 33, third edition published 2012

Outdoor Safety - Risk Management for Outdoor Leaders Manual
Mountain Safety Manual 38, third edition published 2013

All course materials and resources are included in the cost and supplied to successful applicants upon confirmation of their course enrolment.

Further Information:
The full residential course cost is $1500 per person, this includes three main meals, accommodation, training materials and resources, tutors and assessments.

Attendees from Council member organisations may apply for course places through their parent organisation at a reduced cost, or they can participate as an independent, fee-paying attendee.

Travel to and from the course is the responsibility of the participant or their parent organisation and participants are encouraged to bring their own snack food for morning and afternoon tea.

Participants will also need to provide all of their own personal clothing and equipment, ensuring that it is of suitable standard and meets the requirements as stated on the gear list.

To download the pamphlet for this course please CLICK HERE

For a copy of the full course description please CLICK HERE

To find out more about the Residential Leader Development Course or to apply for a place, visit the Contact Us page on our website.

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