The International Handbook states that "Participants must undertake sufficient practice journeys to ensure that they can complete their qualifying journey safely. Even a highly skilled group of individuals must take part in at least one practice journey together to become familiar with each other’s ways of working and develop as a team"
However, in New Zealand, our small and transitory population means that it is not always possible for participants to complete all three sections of the Adventurous Journey in the same group, with the same provider.
Although we do largely follow the International Handbook In New Zealand, we have overridden section 8.6.3 with the following statement:
Ideally participants should take part in at least one practice journey together to become familiar with each other’s ways of working and develop as a team.
This means we allow Award Leaders and/or Adventurous Journey Assessors (either voluntary or commercial) to verify Training and/or Practice activities that a participant has previously completed with another provider, so long as they are satisfied with the participant’s fitness for the journey, and his or her ability to participate safely in the group.
This has been administered in an inconsistent manner to date. Whether you're an Award Leader or a participant, if there is anything that is not clear, National Office will be the arbiter.