This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in guiding outdoor recreation activities in a controlled environment.
The course is delivered over a period of 6 months on a full time basis.
The qualification is taken from the SIS10 – Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package (Release 3.0) and is recognized nationwide.
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:
Entry into this qualification and progression between qualification levels will be based on our professional judgement in consultation with the individual.
In order to complete this course you will be required to Bushwalk in various environments carrying a backpack (15kg). You will also be exposed to cliff environments and be required to undertake a range of vertical mobility techniques whilst abseiling on a single rope. You will also be required to paddle a canoe on flat and undemanding water. You will also be required to perform four minutes of CPR on a manikin on the floor.
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Fee paying students are eligible for refunds in certain cases. For more details, please refer to: Student Pre-Enrolment Information
You will learn the skills and have the knowledge for:
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 centres 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.
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There are no early exit points for this course of study.
Students are issued with course learning materials, workbooks and handouts relevant to each unit.
The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
Upon successful completion of the CIII, you will be given credit transfer into the CIV Outdoor Recreation.
The training program covers 24 units of competency taken from the training package. There are 12 core units and 12 elective units.
Group 1 CORE UNITS – All units must be completed
ELECTIVE UNITS 12 to be completed including 2 groups
Possible Career Pathways for Outdoor Guides
Bushwalking & Canoe Guide:
Bushwalking & XC Ski Guide:
Water Based Guide:
Please refer to the pre enrolment information for new students for detailed information. This can be found at www.5startraining.com.au
There are various venues for this course which is predominantly based in the Blue Mountains National Park NSW.
The following equipment will be required for your training: