btn registration
btn login facebook small

Alignment of EONZ Outdoor Leader awards to the new NZQA approved award

Transfer of existing Outdoor Leader Awards to an NZQF qualification

This is information is for holders of existing EONZ-administered Outdoor Leader awards

EONZ, in partnership with Skills Active Aotearoa, the New Zealand Industry Training Organisation (ITO) with responsibility for outdoor recreation, have created a process to allow EONZ Outdoor Leader (ODL)  holders to transfer their awards to a New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) qualification.

In transferring your qualification:

  • You will be a holder of a nationally recognized qualification and unit standards on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. 
  • You will be able to register this qualification on the New Zealand Register of Recreation Professionals (NZRRP) and maintain your currency in an easy, transparent way (see for information about this register and keeping your qualification current). 
  • You will have an increased number of pathways to build on your qualification.

EONZ encourages you to take advantage of this opportunity and maintain the currency of your qualification.

What does the process involve?

  1. Read the information about here about guiding and instructing
  2. Make sure your First aid certificate is current and that the First aid unit standards 6400, 6401, 6402 have been reported to NZQA (please attach a copy of your Record of Achievement for these standards, which can be found at  You may need to talk to the First aid provider about reporting your unit standards results if they didn’t do this when you completed your First aid course.
  3. Post or email the attestation and your Report of Achievement to:

Fiona McDonald
EONZ Outdoor Leader programme manager
363 Centaurus Road, Hillsborough
Christchurch, 8022.


EONZ will complete the process with Skills Active Aotearoa to award you the National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (Leadership) bush walking and overnight tramping.
For further information, or you require assistance in the transfer process, email  or phone 03 327 9551.


Nga Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai CS No. CC25473.