Guide Training - Other Information

Definitions of Terminology:

Committee
The executive committee of the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association.

Guiding
For the purpose of this document `guiding’ is defined as work with clients on a professional basis in the pursuit of either mountaineering, backcountry skiing and snow boarding, rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier walking and mountain trekking.

Administrative Officer
The appointed officer of the NZMGA whose responsibility is the day to day running of the association. All initial enquiries and monies paid are done through the Administrative Officer.

IFMGA
International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations. Also known as UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations des Guides de Montagne). NZMGA is a member and sets its training and certification standards at the level of this international body.

NZMGA
New Zealand Mountain Guides Association.

NZMGA Course
Any of the training courses run by NZMGA for training and assessment in the disciplines of skiing, climbing, glacier guiding and Alpine Trekking.

NZSIA
New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance.

Participant
A person attending an NZMGA course for training and assessment.

Professional Guidelines
NZMGA’s guidelines to its members of their working limitations and responsibilities to their association.

Supervising Guide
An IFMGA Mountain Guide or NZMGA Ski or Climbing Guide acting in a supervisory role within the training programme.

Supervision Guidelines
NZMGA’s guidelines to its members on the work supervision requirements built into the system.

Technical Subcommittee
Those members of the NZMGA Executive Committee who are IFMGA Guides.

Technical syllabus
The instruction syllabus determined by NZMGA.

Terrain Guidelines
NZMGA’s guidelines to its members of the terrain limitations of each level of qualification.

Training Officer
The appointed officer of NZMGA whose responsibility is the administration of NZMGA courses.
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