Skills Active, the Sport Fitness and Recreation Industry Training Organisation, is one of 40+ Industry Training Organisations (ITO) set up by the government in the 1992 Industry Training Act as part of the government’s tertiary education strategy. The ITOs cover a wide range of industries including retail, construction, hospitality, tourism and many other areas.
All ITOs have 3 government mandated roles:
• To set standards and create qualifications for industry (in consultation with industry)
• To facilitate workplace training
• To provide leadership for our industries
Skills Active works with a wide variety of workplaces and organisations across our sectors, which include sport, community recreation, outdoor recreation, snowsport, and Nga Mahi a Te Rehia.
Within the New Zealand rafting and boarding industry, Skills Active maintains the NZ Raft and River Boarding Guide qualification system including maintaining a register of guides assessors and SAMS (Senior Assessor Mentors). Skills Active works with the NZ Rivers Association to ensure that the Guide Awards, and the systems behind them, meet the needs of the industry.
We look forward to continuing working with the NZ Rivers Association to ensure that the qualifications reflect current needs and that the standards of assessment are consistent across the industry.
The following link will take you to the Skills Active website for Qualification Pathways, Learning and Assessment Plans, Training Agreements and more.
Please note that it is a National Certificates in Outdoor Recreation (River Guide) Level 4 however the level of qualifications under this are:
National Raft Guide – Grade II
National Raft Guide – Grade III
National Raft Guide – Grade IV/V
Senior National Raft Guide – Grade III
Senior National Raft Guide – Grade IV/V
National Whitewater Boarding Guide – Grade III/IV
Senior National Whitewater Boarding Guide – Grade III/IV
Link is: http://www.skillsactive.org.nz/Default.aspx?page=2520