Since June 2015 – these individual Unit Standards are no longer available as Stand Alone Units. Learners already registered onto them prior to 2015 have 2 years to complete the program. NEW Learners will do the exact same content as listed in these Units, but will do them as part of the Generic Adventure Site Guide Skills Program.

Mountain Based Programmes

In addition to the Generic Adventure Site Guide program, there are eight different mountaineering specific courses that can be achieved. These can either be done as Stand-Alone, provided you do not need to register as a professional guide, or can be used to prove your technical competence in an activity for the Generic Adventure Site Guide program, which will allow registration as a guide.

These eight specialties are:

  • 9282 – Provide a guided single pitch abseiling experience of more than 60 metres and less than 150 metres
  • 9283 – Provide a guided single pitch abseiling experience of less than 60 metres
  • 9284 – Conduct a guided mountain walking experience in a limited geographical area
  • 9285 – Provide a guided single pitch rock climbing experience
  • 9286 – Plan and provide a guided rock climbing experience
  • 9287 – Plan and provide a guided canyoneering experience
  • 9288 – Plan and conduct a guided mountain walking experience
  • 9289 – Plan and conduct a guided mountaineering experience

The Generic Adventure Site Guide program (GASG) may be used to qualify in any adventure based activity, but these specific additional qualifications can be used for those who would like a specific technical certificate which is registered with the SA Qualifications Authority.

People in particular who do not guide professionally, but who would like proof of competence could use these to fill this need.