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This page contains the most up-to-date Policy, Procedures and resources for running an NZAC instruction course.

NZAC Safety Management System

This document is a great place to start when organising a NZAC Instructional Course. It briefly gives an overview of the structure of the NZAC safety management system.

NZAC Safety Management System

Volunteer Instruction


Volunteer Instruction Policy & Procedures – Click here

NZAC courses run by volunteers (unpaid apart from fair reimbursement of expenses) should be run to the following Volunteer Instruction Policy and Procedures. The volunteer instruction policy and procedures have recently been reviewed and updated, please contact the NZAC Programme Coordinator with any queries or concerns.



Volunteer Instruction Course Preparation Process – Click here

Use this easy to follow process to ensure your Volunteer Instruction course is correctly organised.



Professional Instruction


Professional Instruction Policy & Procedures – Click here

NZAC courses run by paid professional instructors or guides, whether organised by NZAC head office or an NZAC Section, must be delivered under the NZAC Professional Instruction Policy & Procedures. An exemption will apply if the course is being delivered by an Adventure Activities Operator who has a registration status listed as current on the Worksafe Register of adventure activity operators; the course must then be delivered under the operators Safety Management System. The Section Course Coordinator or another representative from the Section Committee should follow the below processes when contracting professional instructors:  


Safeguarding and Child Protection.

New Zealand Alpine Club Safeguarding Policy Statement New Zealand Alpine Club Safeguarding Report Flowchart New Zealand Alpine Club Bullying Policy New Zealand Alpine Club Safeguarding Incident Report Form


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