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    课程名称: New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 5)
    课程级别:证书课程/Certificate(4级)
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    学费:NZ $7,154 for the entire...
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    授课校区:Otago Polytechnic
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    Course details

    Summary

    Study professional avalanche risk management with the most experienced provider of avalanche education in New Zealand, in the heart of the Southern Alps.

    This course provides the first level of professional training available, enabling participants to work in all sectors of the avalanche industry.

    During this course, you will firstly gain a sound understanding of underpinning theory in your own time. You will then move into solidifying these concepts in a supportive group setting during the on-snow/classroom sessions.

    The course is 12 weeks in length. Ten modules will be delivered via online study for ten weeks. This will include 5, live online study sessions to answer questions and refine concepts. During this ten-week period, you will also be asked to practice on-snow skills. You will then undertake one week of practical and assessment and then have one week of reflection during which you will evaluate your next steps and complete any re-assessment as required.

    Graduates may be employed or work as volunteers under (direct or indirect) supervision, in a range of operations actively assisting in the management of avalanche hazard and risk including: ski areas, heli-ski operations, cat-skiing operations, snow-mobile operations, road contractors, alpine and other outdoor guiding and instruction operations, hunting, trekking, Department of Conservation, alpine search and rescue, and education providers.
    What skills will I graduate with?

    The learning outcomes that will be achieved by graduates are:

    Identify and communicate potential avalanche hazards by applying knowledge of snowpack, weather, terrain and avalanche phenomena (30 credits)
    Mitigate risk to self by selecting and applying appropriate control methods while operating in avalanche terrain within scope of practice - (5 credits)
    Participate as part of a small party rescue by applying appropriate avalanche search and rescue skills while mitigating risks - (5 credits)
    Your workload:

    The programme is 12 weeks in length. There are 10 weeks of online, self-directed study prior to the practical sessions. There are then seven days of practical work up to 12 hours in length (similar to that of working in industry). The final week is available for any re-assessments that may be required and to complete your reflective journal.
    Further study options:

    This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 6) with optional strands in Advanced Avalanche Hazard and Mitigation Planning, Advanced Avalanche Forecasting and Data Management, Advanced Avalanche Search and Rescue Planning, and Avalanche Education.

    Location: Wanaka (option 1): 30 April to 22 July, 2018 (Practical 8-14 July, 2018); Wanaka (option 2): 9 July to 30 September, 2018 (Practical 16-22 September, 2018); Methven: 11 June to 2 September, 2018 (Practical 19-25 August, 2018).

    Duration: 12 weeks including 10 weeks online learning, 1 week practical and 1 week reflection, and re-assessment if required.

    Entry criteria

    Learners must be able to demonstrate evidence of ability to use avalanche transceivers, shovels, and probes.
    Competence may be evidenced by a document signed and dated by a graduate of the New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 5) OR recognised equivalent, OR higher graduate stating that the learner meets the following criteria:

    techniques for the correct and efficient use of a transceiver are demonstrated
    a buried transceiver is found in accordance with timeframes and depths specified in industry good practice.

    Online learning requirement

    You will require access to online computing facilities to undertake the distance learning packages.


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