Custom Courses

Custom courses for clubs and workplace

Custom training course
A custom course for Massey University Alpine Club

Custom Courses for groups & clubs


If you’re interested in creating a custom training course or completing one of our standard courses but the scheduled dates or location don’t work, no problem, we can always create a course just for you. If you have a group of four or more, the cost may be similar to attending one of our public training courses. Whether it’s just for you, a group, or your workplace, one of our friendly team would be more than happy to chat with you about creating a custom training course.



Safety Training Courses for the Workplace

Wader Safety training course

We deliver theory and practical workplace safety training courses for operators sending staff into alpine, bush, river, and rock environments. We have a range of set courses that you can choose from, or you can have our team put something together specifically for you. All courses are designed to meet your H&S requirements.

Popular workplace safety training courses:

  • Wader safety Training
  • River crossing and river safety courses
  • Flatwater kayak rescue and flatwater safety training
  • Bush navigation and emergency communications safety training.
  • Ropes Rescue Training
  • Alpine & Avalanche skills


Certificates of training

OENZ provides certificates of attendance on request to assist with record-keeping and H&S requirements.


Instructor Training

NZOIA New Zealand Instructor Association training
Instructor Training

We know the challenges of upskilling, attain, and maintain your NZOIA or Skills Active outdoor awards. Here at OENZ, we offer private and small group outdoor instructor training. We can set you up with training from a current NZOIA & Skills Activate assessor, so you know that you’re getting current industry-standard training. Give us a call or email to find out more about how we can help.


NZOIA Free Range leader assessments

Here at OENZ, we are lucky enough to have two NZOIA & Skills Active assessors for NZOIA Leader Qualifications. We can set up an assessment in your workplace or at one of our venues. Give us a call to discuss your options.



Professional Development for Teachers

Professional Development

Professional Development for teachers, what we deliver when working with teache

  • Specific training  to a range of outdoor activities
  • Training and support for teachers working towards achieving awards through the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA) pathway.
  • Support teachers focusing on unit/achievement standards within their programme and how to best achieve results for their students.
  • Focus on theoretical knowledge and technical skills to provide a deeper understanding that is needed for teaching others.
  • We provide in-depth knowledge around safety management systems and how to implement these systems in an outdoor setting.
  • Written progress reports
  • We can work long term with the individual teachers as well as schools. Developing strong safety management within the programmes (particularly if these are new/young programmes).



“OENZ was amazing at making a custom course aimed at exactly what our club wanted. Not only that, but I was amazed at how much we were able to achieve in such a short time and at such a good price! Their staff were extremely helpful in coordinating everything we needed to get a grant from Massey University Students Association and were very quick at responding to any emails. The instructors Alan and Nate were awesome to spend 4 days with up in the mountains. They were very professional but still clicked with the group and joked around with us. I couldn’t recommend going to these guys any more, seriously the best bang for your buck and the most enjoyable experience we could have asked for. Thanks Alan and Nate!” 

James H Vincent, present Massey University Alpine Club


”I was extremely happy with all aspects of the course. I found the practice with walking on scree slopes particularly useful.”  – Custom Navigation, river crossing & scree movement training.

– Nevle Ellis, Sydney Bushwalkers club, Australia.


”Thank you so much for a very engaging course. Learnt heaps & helped remember important key facts when tramping/hiking” 

– Joyce Choucair- Australia 


Contact us today


Phone: +64 3 329 9076                                Email: [email protected]