This qualification has been specifically designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to become competent in guiding outdoor recreation activities.
In the second module, you will study as an Activity Leader (Guide). The cost for this level is $1950.00 dependent on the activities that you choose (Price based on Abseiling/Rockclimbing Guide). This phases usually takes 4 to 6 months to complete (part time).
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in guiding outdoor recreation activities in a controlled environment. It requires technical knowledge of the outdoor recreation activity to be transferred to allow individuals to safely participate in the outdoor activity. It does not provide the skills and knowledge to impart the required level of technical knowledge and expertise to allow participants to independently undertake outdoor recreation activities.
A guide operating in a controlled environment has the skills, knowledge and experience to work autonomously within a closely defined range of skilled operations involving known routines, methods and procedures, where a small amount of discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures. This person may work independently only within clearly defined contexts where there are clearly defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and relevant documented guidelines, key safety features and risk management procedures for the specific activity location, they are familiar with those SOPs, and where assistance is available should a non-routine situation arise.
Work can be undertaken either autonomously or as part of a team under supervision. This supervision can be on or off site and would provide support to deal appropriately with unplanned or unexpected events. Work would be undertaken in field locations with clearly defined site specific situations such as camps, recreation centers or facilities or fields on various public lands. Work may be undertaken in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment.
Upon the successful completion of this course participants will be awarded with a Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation will be awarded. This will be suited to the following job roles:
Entry to this qualification by persons without prior outdoor recreation industry experience or formal qualifications is not recommended.
Examples of sufficient relevant skills and knowledge for entry into the qualification may include:
Units of Competency
24 units must be completed:
12 core units
12 elective units, consisting of:
In all cases, selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).
From Cert II
Cert III core
Abseiling – Guide – Single Pitch – Natural Surfaces
Climbing – Guide – Natural Surfaces – Top Rope
WILDERNESS FIRST AID
Wilderness First Aid is included as a base skill set in this course. Wilderness First Aid is required by many outdoor operations as a staff requirement at staff expense. Thus there is no need to have to pay more money to gain this skill set at a later date.
It includes the following units:
Persons NOT wishing to do Wilderness First Aid may complete their Certificate III utilising three units from Module One.
NOTE: Wilderness First Aid is required for Certificate IV study.
OPTIONAL ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE BY REQUEST MAY INCUR ADDITIONAL COST
Canoeing – Guide – Flat Water
Kayaking – Guide – Flat Water
Group C – Bushwalking – Guide – Controlled Environment
Group H – Challenge Ropes Course – Conduct High Ropes
Group I – Challenge Ropes Course – Conduct Low Ropes
Group X – Mountain Biking – Guide
For information with regards to more elective units, please contact Martin Worth on 0413 157 358.
This course is delivered by both self-paced study and practical learning. Tutorial advice is available by telephone or email with the trainer.
This qualification takes between 4 month and 6 months (part-time) to complete depending on your availability to attend on-the-job training and the speed at which you complete your self-paced study.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available on request.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
Full Course: $1950
Payment Plans available
*Please note that these course fees are subject to change dependent upon the activities you choose to participate in.