THE YSAR TRAINING PROGRAM

THE 3 YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM CONSISTS OF 175 MODULES DELIVERED OVER 3 YEARS

Wednesday training sessions between 07:00PM – 09:00PM during school term

10 Weekend Training Exercises per annum

A one week multi-activity fun expedition

REQUIREMENTS

YSAR APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Be 14 to 18 years as of 1st February of the start year.
  • Able to complete all assessments to achieve the milestones required
  • Uphold the YSAR New Zealand Code of Conduct.
  • Maintain the standard of fitness required to meet the graduation requirements.
  • Complete over 90% of training activities over the three years

The first of the three-year training program is designed to enable YSAR members to gain core bushcraft, navigation and search and rescue skills.

Training is delivered by experienced outdoor people many of whom are members of search and rescue related organisations.

Consists of introduction to the outdoors, Search and Rescue skills and emergency response organisations

Consists of search methodologies and technique’s, outdoor first aid and Coastguard Day Skipper License.

Consists of Leadership and Search and Rescue Management training.

Year 1 Objectives

FOCUS

Introduction to the principles of search and rescue, the outdoor environment and emergency services.

STRUCTURE

Assigned leadership group overseeing year group

MEASURES

90% attendance across the programme.
80% competency in learning.

Year 2 Objectives

FOCUS

Search Methodology and SAR Skills

STRUCTURE

Assigned leadership group overseeing year group
Assigned spokesperson/student leader representing student group

MEASURES

90% attendance across the programme
80% competency in learning
Completion of Day Skipper License and Outdoor First Aid.

Year 3 Objectives

FOCUS

Leadership and management in a Search and Rescue context and developing and applying search and Emergency Management techniques.

STRUCTURE

Assigned leadership group overseeing year group
Assigned spokesperson/student leader representing student group

MEASURES

90% attendance across the programme
80% competency in learning.
Completion of Outdoor Leader.

 

RESOURCES

In the Resources Area you’ll find more information about the training, YSAR’s values, Code of Conduct, Application Form and general info for parents.

COSTS

The annual fee covers YSAR equipment maintenance. A startup levy for year one students, covers basic standard equipment essential to the programme.

For each exercise, members are expected to pay for their own food and travel cost and provide their own clothing and equipment as specified. YSAR will provide guidance in what equipment is required for the programme.

GEAR

All clothing and equipment must meet the minimum standards stipulated by the leaders to ensure the safety of each participant during any event. Special equipment may be required for specific exercises or events.

Read more about advice on equipment.