NZPHGA TRAINING & STANDARDS.
The NZPHGA is committed to ensuring members meet the standards appropriate to professionalism. We do this via the Professional Hunter Academy (PHA).
The NZPHGA Professional Hunter Academy is an intensive 4-5 day formal training program conducted on NZPHGA member hunting estates. The PHA provides practical and theoretical training and assessment on NZPHGA guide standards, designed to initiate the development of ‘hunters’ into ‘professional hunters’.
‘Professionalism’ underpins all aspects of the PHA training program, with the focus on safety and you, the hunter.
NZPHGA Professional Hunter Academy - Course Objective:
"To provide a benchmark level of training and standards to new and existing members of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association – to ensure consistently high standards are maintained and to enable entry into the industry as a ‘professional’ – for the betterment of the guide, their employer, their clients and the guided hunting industry in New Zealand."
Course participants are trained in all aspects of the New Zealand Professional Hunter’s role – Including:
Course participants are assessed in these roles and successful graduates are issued with a Certificate of Completion of the PHA.