1 year
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 13,187
NZD 19,760
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This program will let students to develop their skills in Avalanche Safety which will enable them to plan and manage Avalanche Safety programs and incorporates with NZSMC Avalanche Safety 2 (a type of prerequisite for most industry management roles). Also, students will be able to apply their knowledge in snow science to ensure that people and assets in alpine areas are safe especially in avalanche-prone areas.

Entry Requirements

  • NZMSC Avalanche Safety - Stage 1 (you must supply evidence of having completed this course if you didn't complete it at Otago Polytechnic).
  • You must submit a health and safety declaration.
  • You must have access to the internet. 
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet diploma-level entry requirements.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in all other bands.