The most important piece of safety equipment we issue our teams is their Expedition Leader.
All of our Expedition Leaders, without exception, must be qualified outdoor instructors possessing a minimum Certificate IV Outdoor Recreation or equivalent University Course in Australia & Diploma in Outdoor Instruction & Management (Level 5) from NZ. We believe this is the only way to ensure competent supervision of trekking activities overseas.
Professional Experience matched to itinerary
There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to allocating our Leaders. We profile all of our itineraries and ensure they are led by instructors with the requisite experience in specific environments (such as in the jungle or trekking at altitude).
Experienced developing world travellers
Things can be a bit different in many of the countries we work in, and that’s why we ensure that domestic technical qualifications are coupled with at least a month of developing world travel experience in all of our Expedition Leaders.
Continuous assessment and development
We are constantly looking at ways in which we can support the continuous professional development of our Leaders, ensuring their skillset grows alongside their experience.
We employ the best Leaders that the Outdoor Industry has to offer:
2. SCREENING PROCESS
Where we check potential leaders qualifications and references.
3. POTENTIAL LEADER COURSE
Intensive course covering expedition skills and safety.
Two day assessment of practical skills with a team of students.
5. EXPEDITION PLANNING CONFERENCE
Covers all health, safety and destination information.
6. FEEDBACK & REVIEW
Leaders may be required to travel as an assistant leader on their first expedition.
7. ONGOING TRAINING
Including high altitude, jungle, water safety and psychological wellbeing training.
NEW TO WORLD CHALLENGE?
Every World Challenge starts long before your students step on a plane. With our support, develop life skills and take ownership of:
- Destination and itinerary planning
- Fundraising ideas and events
- Budgeting and money management
- Preparation, fitness and nutrition
Get in touch with one of our consultants to start planning your overseas school expedition today!