New Zealand Approved Handler Fireworks Courses
We offer you small group training with the only company in New Zealand to provide specialist Approved Handler Level 1 - 3 training in outdoor and indoor pyrotechnics, special effects, and battle simulation effects.
With a limit of 6 students per course, we focus on giving you the most thorough training available. Multiple training venues offer you the practical challenges you'll find as a professional technician and you'll enjoy informative lectures from internationally respected test certifier Anthony Lealand.
Our trainers are all full time technicians who have been doing displays and competitions, providing training and lecturing in pyrotechnics for more than twenty years.
Our courses attract students from both NZ and overseas and we have traveled offshore to train operators in the South Pacific.
- only the best quality manufactured and imported display fireworks, firing systems, hardware and safety equipment
- advanced fusing and rigging techniques
- the most comprehensive training manual available in New Zealand, which provided the basis of the EPA Code of Practice that we were commissioned to write in 2008
- additional course notes, take home exam and study package (pass rate 80%)
- all meals on site, and a DVD of course footage
- regular technical mailouts
- ongoing on the job training, supervision, development and advice
We can tailor your training to your requirements, and offer training upgrades and large shell firing to qualified Approved Handlers.
Certification is not automatic and we reserve the right to screen applicants and to withhold qualifications for unsuitable candidates.
Approved Handlers must hold a Controlled Substance Licence, which we can assist you with obtaining, once you have met the EPA requirements for training.
Please note that no student loans or allowances can be approved for these courses as there are currently no NZQA approved courses for pyrotechnics.
Age limit - 17 years.
All courses held in Christchurch.
Thanks for the course, I really enjoyed myself. Definite highlight of the year.
Thank you and the team for a terrific course. Definitely worth every penny.
|Study and Exam Package||Includes the FPL training manual, outdoor Code of Practice, exam, marking, external moderation and written feedback. Certification as an Approved Handler, entry on EPA approved handler database and CSL processing.||Indoor $300 incl GST
Outdoor $350 incl GST
Both $400 incl GST
Indoor (stage) pyrotechnics
|Practical Introduction for theatrical and stage use
for example flame pots and falls)
Morning lecture covering regulations, safety and product knowledge and afternoon setting up own show.
|$1265 incl GST
|Indoor (stage) pyrotechnics
|Advanced work for theatrical and stage use - personal bullet hits, sign making, and own show setup or our new pyro for course designed especially for stage performers and magicians. Learn to use fire staffs and fire fingers, micro flashes, low smoke lance work, pyro releases, flash cotton, paper and string ignition.
Pre-requisite: Day 1 indoor
||Training in marine regulations, procedures and fireworks on barges. Rig and fire small barge display||$800 incl GST|
Thursday, 20 June
|General introduction - except starshells. Covers mines, multishot mines, roman candles, falls, fountains, catherine wheels, crackers, lances and sign work and girandola. Morning lecture, rigging and night firing.
Please note, this is using real display pyrotechnics - not retail fireworks that are sold before Guy Fawkes.
|$1600 incl GST|
Friday, 21 June
|Starshells up to 125 millimetre.
Morning lecture, rigging and night firing. Upgrades to fire bigger shells available on request.
Pre-requisite: Day 1 outdoor
||Set up, operate and record on video your own scenarios, using miniatures as well as life-size effects or learn explosions on and by vehicles.
Pre-requisite: Completion of indoor or outdoor course
|$1000 incl GST|
||Learn how to simulate real battles with gunfire simulation, smoke effects, strafe runs, bomb hits and dry powder and liquid fireballs.
Pre-requisite: Completion of outdoor course.
|$1500 incl GST|
Prices as at May 2012 may be subject to change.
Answers to questions asked about the courses.
Training UnderAnthony Lealand
CEO Firework Professionals Ltd
EPA Test Certifier #000040
For more information
Please do not hesitate to contact Maria if you require further information.
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