Qualworx International

Safety auditing | Learning resources | Professional registers



Qualworx is a world-class certification body based in New Zealand, equipped to deliver safety audits to national and international standards, for clients all over the globe.

Our audit team is made up of highly-skilled experts across a wide range of outdoor recreation and adventure disciplines. They are professionally  qualified auditors, trained to work with your business to critically evaluate your safety system and identify areas where you can improve. This team knows that adventure tourism is the best job in the world - because they've done it too.

Qualworx provides both formal auditing and consultation and feedback, to deliver safety assurance solutions that suit all international operators.


International Document Review Certification

This paper-based audit is completed remotely. Our auditors review and evaluate the documents and records that comprise your safety management system, and measure compliance against the internationally agreed standards for adventure tourism: the ISO 21101 series.


International Onsite Certification

Comprising a document review, onsite audit and implementation checks, this certification is the gold standard of safety assurance for an international adventure operator. It’s great for large or complex operations, or those that simply want to demonstrate to clients that they have been checked and certified to the most rigorous possible standards of safety.

Our audit team will carry out a detailed review of your safety system as well as how it is being applied, across a sample of the activities you offer. Technical experts with deep experience in your activities will be available to provide comprehensive feedback.

We will work with you to help you understand how your safety systems have been designed, how they are working in practice, how they are being delivered to clients, and what improvements your business can make to further enhance safety.


Other services

Safety auditing isn’t all we do! We also offer a range of services for international customers in the adventure tourism, outdoors, sport, recreation, exercise and snowsport industries:


Learning resources

Qualworx can supply your organisation with learning resources that meet the requirements for internationally-recognised qualifications which are accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Our resources support you to give your staff the specific skills and knowledge they need to deliver your services to customers. We can customise these resources for different audiences and contexts.

They generally comprise:

  • an Information Book containing learning material for the trainee

  • an Assessment Record for collecting evidence of knowledge and completed tasks

  • an Assessor Guide to support your business to assess the trainee’s performance.

Our online learning platform allows staff to progress through their training on a schedule and in a setting that suits the needs of your business.


Online registry services

We can list your organisation and employees on our public online register, displaying your licenses, certifications and skill sets, and recognising your high standards of professional practice.


Why choose a New Zealand organisation?

Ever since Aucklander AJ Hackett popularised bungy jumping in the 1980s, New Zealanders have been coming up with crazy and wonderful adventure activities – and turning them into safe and successful businesses.

From ski planes and jetboats to bungy jumping and zorbing, New Zealanders have built a thriving adventure tourism sector from the ground up, making this country the undisputed adventure tourism capital of the world. But our expertise is not confined to outdoor and adventure activities. We also excel in the fields of sport, exercise, aquatics, and snowsport. Our sports teams, fitness chains and recreational programmes are world leaders.

In order to manage growth in these thriving areas, New Zealand has been at the forefront of developing competency-based systems for training staff and quality-assuring businesses in these industries. New Zealand sets a high bar for safety. And that’s why we are such a good match to provide these qualification and assurance services to operations in other countries.