Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to: select, plan, and undertake a multi-pitch climb; demonstrate safe change-over techniques at belay stations; apply climbing skills to a simulated rescue situation on a multi-pitch route; and abseil on a multi-pitch route.
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and industry.
Standard setting body (SSB)
Sport, Fitness and Recreation Industry Training Organisation – Outdoor Recreation
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes All activities must comply with any relevant environmental, legislative and/or regulatory requirements set out in the New Zealand Environmental Care Code, Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Act 2001, and their subsequent amendments. The New Zealand Environmental Care Code is available from the Department of Conservation, Head Office, PO Box 10420, Wellington or from http://www.doc.govt.nz.
Elements and performance criteria Element 1 Select and plan a multi-pitch climb.
Performance criteria 1.1 Contextual issues are considered when selecting a route.
1.2 Equipment is selected and its selection justified based on the contextual issues.
1.3 Suitable protection is racked so as to be accessible during the climb.
1.4 Contingency plans are determined.
1.5 Belay stations are identified and communicated to the climbing party members.
Element 2 Undertake a multi-pitch climb.
Performance criteria 2.1 Sound route finding is demonstrated.
2.2 Belay systems are established to meet the current demands of the situation.
2.3 Anchors are set up safely and efficiently.
2.4 Safety of party members is continuously maintained and monitored.
2.5 Efficient rope techniques are demonstrated.
Range double, single.
Element 3 Demonstrate safe change-over techniques at belay stations.
Performance criteria 3.1 All climbing party members are always attached to an anchor or belay system.
3.2 Change-overs from one system to another are conducted in a safe and efficient manner.
Element 4 Apply climbing skills to a simulated rescue situation on a multi-pitch route.
Range a rescue situation may include but is not limited to – person injured; person frozen, wedged, or inverted on pitch; clothing or hair jam; stuck rope; obstacles; equipment retrieval.
Performance criteria 4.1 Harnesses are improvised and used in a simulated rescue.
Range sit, chest.
4.2 A rescue strategy is described and implemented.
Range must include – assisted hoist, abseil with victim.
4.3 Techniques for ascending the rope are demonstrated efficiently.
Element 5 Abseil on a multi-pitch route.
Performance criteria 5.1 The chosen abseil line is safe.
5.2 Anchors are set up correctly and allow the rope to be retrieved at the end of each abseil pitch.
5.3 Self and partner are protected during change-overs between abseil pitches.
Please note Providers must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
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