A learner who has achieved one or more of these unit standards will be able to implement operational knowledge and skills within a conserved area in the subject field of the completed unit standard/s. The course focuses on the skills needed by a guide operating in a natural or conservation area. The learner will also be in a position to lead and mentor other learners (at this level) in the attainment of guiding objectives in the context of the nature guiding in an area with potentially dangerous animals. A learner will also be able to make valuable contributions to nature based tourism operations. The qualification has been developed to assist professionalism across the nature guiding industry.
The Occupational Qualifications certificates and skills development programmes are designed to be occupationally relevant and are composed of various credits which can be used towards a nationally recognised qualification.