Diploma in Avalanche Studies - Central Otago Campus

Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
June July August September October
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 12,981
Total tuition fee (foreign)
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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.


Core subjects

  • Applied Snow Studies
  • Terrain and Snowpack Analysis Theory
  • Rescue / Mitigation Measures Theory
  • Decision Making / Personal and Professional Development Theory
  • Field Training
  • Integrated Practical Assessment

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