Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation will give successful participants the skills and knowledge to pursue careers as outdoor guides and instructors.
Having completed your activity guide qualification you may wish to complete further training at Certificate IV level. The cost for this level of training is $1500.00 based on our standard course structure. Completion of modules One, Two & Three will gain you a Certificate IV qualification.
Depending on additional specialisations chosen, this qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in:
Guiding outdoor recreation activities in an uncontrolled 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 an uncontrolled environment has the skills, knowledge and experience that enable them to work independently within a variety of settings and contexts that may be complex and non-routine.
Instructing outdoor recreation skills
An instructor has the skills, knowledge and experience to facilitate skill transfer or development to clients in order that they may participate independently (or with minimal supervision) in outdoor activities. This requires the instructor to be able to:
In all cases those with this qualification would be managing expected and unexpected situations with considerable autonomy. Leadership, guidance and supervision are involved when organising activities of self and others, as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature. Work would be performed in field locations with varied contexts requiring contingency planning and in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment.
A Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation will be awarded upon successful completion of this course. 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
31 units must be completed
15 core units and
16 elective units, consisting of:
From Module One (Certificate II)
From Module Two (Certificate III)
This qualification is customisable to suit the needs of individual participants and includes a total of 80 units. During the enrolment process, participants will work with our experienced trainers to develop an individual learning plan based on the following 15 core units and 65 elective units of their choice.
Cert IV core
Here following elective units are standard offerings for this qualification.
Climbing – Guide – Natural Surface – Top Rope (from Cert III)
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.Wilderness First Aid is included as a base skill set in the delivery of this qualification. It includes the following units:
Included in the core
From general electives
From ‘elsewhere’ within the Training package
PLUS: CHOOSE 3 OTHER ELECTIVE UNITS TO SUIT YOUR SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS FROM ELSEWHERE WITHIN THE COURSE AT COST, OR FROM YOUR MODULE 2 AND 3 STUDIES AT NO EXTRA COST
We offer the following activity specialisations, or you may elect to study other specialisations from the packaging document if agreeable with the RTO. Please note; many of the following activity specialisations require assessment of prerequisite activity skills. Should the student not hold prerequisite knowledge then the required units must be completed before completion of the Certificate IV level specialisations
For information with regards to more elective units, you can contact your trainer or the office.
This course is delivered by both self-paced study and practical learning. Tutorial advice is available by telephone or email with the trainer.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available on request.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
On successful completion of this course, students may choose to increase their skills by studying a Diploma of Outdoor Recreation.
Full Course: $1500 plus activity electives
Payment Plans available