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SHORT AWARD IN RAFTING - FOR ASPIRING AND EXPERIENCED GUIDES
STARTS 23 OCTOBER 2017

Complete our raft guide and rescue training course and you’ll be on your way to a new career!

Learn from the best. Your instructors are a dynamic team of internationally recognised New Zealand Rafting Association (NZRA) senior guides and assessors.

Includes:
• Four weeks intensive training on Grades 1-5
• NZ Raft Guide Assessment (including Rescue Unit 26513 & Outdoor First Aid 424*)
• NZRA Rescue Workshop & work experiences opportunities

The West Coast area, Buller region and Rangitata River offer some of the best guide training environments in the world.

* conditional on meeting skills requirements




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NZRA Advanced River Rescue Workshops
Run in conjunction with the annual general meeting the 3 day workshop is a great opportunity to share in the latest knowledge acquired from the rafting industry in New Zealand and from around the world. They are preceeded by a two day training course which is

The emphasis is on learning and sharing. All workshops include elements of practical and theoretical learning. Workshops focus on developing participant skills in the following areas.

* First aid scenarios
* River rescue scenarios
* Rope skills for rescue
* Risk management
* Heli-evacuations
* Search and rescue
* Rafting / Boarding equipment
* Environmental management
* Group dynamics

These are just some of the areas the training and workshop covers. One of the main differences is the fact that this training and workshop is designed by the rafting industry and has been adapted for rafting and other white water users.

This course is a Skills Active recognised and is an essential unit to obtain in order to become a senior guide.

To find out more about the next NZRA Rescue Workshop click here

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