This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in guiding outdoor recreation activities in an uncontrolled environment or to instruct outdoor recreation activities.
SIS40619Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership
AlpineBushwalking and Ski Touring
Version May 2021
This course is forpeople working in or wanting to work in the Ski Guiding/Touring/OutdoorEducation Industry.
It is designed to givethe participants opportunities to develop their skiing, navigation, snow shoe,camp craft and survival skills in steep and difficult terrain,
The Certificate IV inOutdoor Leadership is designed to reflect the role of those who operate withina broad range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine.Leadership and guidance are involved when organising activities of self andothers, as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine orcontingency nature.
LENGTH OF COURSE
The course is deliveredover a period of 14 weeks (which includes preparation and theory – 11 weeks anda 3 week practical block.)
Planning and theory session 1 May 2021
For participants enrolling after 1 May 2021there will be an individualzoom session to cover this content.
Preparation, planning & project 1 May – 17 July 2021 (project – noattendance required – more details will be given at planning session)
Practical Instructional sessions – see TT below
Equipment & fitting
Cross country Skiing
Wilderness First Aid
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
You will learn theskills and have the knowledge for:
Guidingoutdoor recreation activities in an uncontrolled environment
A guide operating in anuncontrolled environment has the skills, knowledge and experience that enablethem to work independently within a variety of settings and contexts that maybe complex and non-routine.
Instructingoutdoor recreation skills
An instructor has theskills, knowledge and experience to facilitate skill transfer or development toclients in order that they may participate independently (or with minimalsupervision) in outdoor activities. This requires the instructor to be able to:
· transfer required technical skills and knowledge to participants
· apply a variety of appropriate instructionalstrategies
· critique participants technique
· assess participants skill and knowledgeacquisition during and at the end of a program
In all cases those withthis qualification would be managing expected and unexpected situations withconsiderable autonomy. Leadership, guidance and supervision are involved whenorganising activities of self and others, as well as contributing to technicalsolutions of a non-routine or contingency nature.
SIS40619Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership The qualification is taken from the SIS10- Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package and is recognized nationwide
Please Note- thisis not an entry level course. Candidates must have already completed a Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation or be able to demonstrate equivalentindustry experience to be eligible to undertake the course.
Examples of sufficientrelevant skills and knowledge for entry into the qualification must include:
- Previous qualification at the AQF level below or
- Previous experience in the outdoor recreation industry and interest in outdoor pursuits
Entry into this qualification and progression between qualification levels will be based on our professional judgement in consultation with the individual.
You will also beexposed to cliff environments and be required to undertake a range of bushwalksand ski touring in difficult and advanced terrain. You will be required tocarry backpacks with equipment weighing up to 25kg. You are required to campand sleep outdoor in tents in cold environments for most of the course. It isdesirable that participants have the physical attributes to participate inadventurous physical activities.
Do I need previous ski experience?
It is perferrable however we provide ski skills development before and during the course
27 units must becompleted: (12 core units & 15 elective units)
Unit Number Unit Name
HLTWHS003 Maintainwork health and safety
PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
SISOFLD002* Minimise environmental impact
SISOPLN001 Finalise operation of outdoor recreation activities
SISOPLN002 Plan outdoor activity sessions
SISOPLN004* Identify hazards, assess and control risksfor outdoor recreation activities
SISOPLN005* Interpret weather and environmentalconditions for outdoor recreation activities
SISORSC001 Conduct search and rescue
SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups
SISXCCS003 Address client needs
SISXEMR002^^ Coordinate emergency responses
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities
SISOBWG003* Bushwalkin extremely difficult tracked and untracked environments
SISOBWG004 Crossrivers during bushwalks
SISOBWG006 Leadbushwalks in difficult tracked environments
SISOBWG007* Leadbushwalks in extremely difficult tracked and untracked environments
SISOFLD008* Navigatein extremely difficult tracked and untracked environments
SISOSKT001 Skion easy cross country terrain
SISOSKT002* Ski on intermediate cross country terrain
SISOSKT003 Usesnow craft skills for alpine touring
SISOSKT004 Lead skiingactivities on easy cross country terrain
SISOSKT005* Leadskiing activities on intermediate cross country terrain
HLTAID003^^ Providefirst aid
SISOFLD003 Select,set up and operate a temporary or overnight site
SISOFLD004^^ Provide first aid in remote locations
SISXEMR001 Respond to emergency situations
SITPPD002 Developinterpretive activities
.* units will also achieve Skill Set
Alpine Activities Leader
^^ units will also achieve Skill Set
Wilderness First Aid
The fee willdetermined by the Smart and Skilled Calculator.
(if you areon a Centrelink benefit – please contact us on 02 47222471)
You will beprovided with an invoice and payment plan options after a commitment ID has been created through Smart and Skilled
Check youreligibility - Are you:
· 15 years oldor over?
· no longer atschool?
· living orworking in NSW?
· an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder orNew Zealand citizen?
· PreviousCIII Outdoor Recreation or equivalent?
If you answered ‘Yes'to all questions, then you're eligible to enrol in this government subsidisedcourse.
The approximate fees for the course looklike this.
Student on Centrelink benefit $240
Student not on Centrelink benefit $1500
Equipment fee $1000
(equipment fee includes hire of skis, boots,poles, snow shoes, oversnow transport, 3 day lift ticket, camping fees, othertransport to and from Perisher, lift ticket Thredbo)
(note – this fee is fixed and there are nodeductions)
So for example if your on a centrelinkbenefit the total fee you pay to us will be $1240
We will provide more information regardingthis at the session on 1 May.
We also have the following available for loan Satellite communications; PLB, GPS, handheld radios
· Snow shovels
· Repair kit (ski repair kit)
· Group First aid kit
· Avalanche probes andBeacon
· Your will be required to arrange your owntransport into the National Park (Annual Pass about $240)
· Ski clothing and relatedcamping equipment (see attached list)
· Food and snacks forduration of program
· Own or shared transport toand from training sites
· Fees for late return ordamage of rental gear
Yes we require a $500 deposit upon enrolment
Fee paying students are eligible for refunds in if they withdraw prior to commencement in the course.
In order to gain thisqualification you may be required to gain additional experiencein an outdoor recreation setting. The volume of work experience will depend onyour previous experience and qualifications.. If work experience is required wewill assist you find providers that are willing to accept students on workplacement
Priorto work placement you will be required to apply for a working with childrencheck. More information regarding this will be supplied at the informationsession.
HOW TO ENROL
Complete the enrolmentform online which can be found at www.5startraining.com.au For any questions about enrolment pleasecontact the office on 02 47222471 or email email@example.com for moreinformation
PREVIOUS STUDIES RECOGNITION
Do you already have aqualification, statement of attainment for units completed at anotherregistered training organization? National recognition is about recognizingthem.
Any requests forrecognition of prior learning will be considered by 5 Star Training &Consulting. Please contact the office on 02 47222471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or speakwith your instructor for more information.
There are no early exit points for this course of study.
Students are issued with course text book, learning materials, workbooks and handouts relevant to each unit.
Thefollowing are indicative job roles for this qualification:
· alpine guide
· outdoor instructor.
We can provide assistance for you to help you. If feel as though you may needhelp with your studies please contact administration on 02 47222471 or info@5startraining prior to starting the course.
STUDENTRIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Please refer to the preenrolment information for new students for detailed information. This can befound at www.5startraining.com.au
There are variousvenues for this course which is predominantly based in the Blue MountainsNational Park and Kosciuszko National Park
That students have NSW Ambulance Insurance (about $50 per year through HCF)
You will be required toprovide the following for your training
q Jacket withhood (wind & waterproof, Gortex or similar)
q Overpants(wind & waterproof, full side zips recommended)
q Ski/Hiking Socks (2 pairs)
q Polypropylene/woolen long johns
q Polypropylene/woolenThermal top x 2 (long sleeved, zip neck recommended)
q Mid wearpants (windstopper, fleece, nylon, lycra, kinetex)
q Mid wear top (polar fleece 100 weight) or wool shirt
q Down jacket
q Sunhat /cap
q Fleece/woolhat and neck muff or balaclava
q Polypropylene liner gloves
q Gloves wool or synthetic
q Mountain /ski gloves or mitts (wind & waterproof)
q Bivi boots (optional)
q Pack (largeinternal frame model approx 60 -75 litres capacity)
q Sleeping bag(down or synthetic, 4 season/snow)
q Sleeping mat(closed cell foam and/or self inflating mat)
q Water Capacity minimum 2 litres
q Stove and pots
q Eatingutensils (Bowl, mug and knife, fork and spoon)
q Headlamp(with spare batteries)
q Sunglasses (suitable for snow use)
q Snow goggles
q Sunscreenand lip salve (high protection rating)
q Compass & map case
q Notebook and pen
q Multi tool or pocket knife
q Personalfirst aid kit include blister tape and any personal medication required
q Personalrepair kit; tent and sleeping mat repair
q PersonalToiletries (toothbrush, etc)
q Toiletingsystem eg. Poo tube/bag, and paper bags to fit, toilet paper.
q Sit mat – small closedcell foam mat for sitting on snow.
q 3-4 Season tent and snow pegs
Priorto purchasing any equipment please check with your instructor
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
T. 02 47222471
Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership– Alpine Guide - Proposed Timetable – Version Feb 2021
**Very important** If you do not attend the theory and planning session on 1 May you will be required to comple this via a zoom meeting with one of our staff.
1 May – 17 July
Personal preparation, theory assignments, menu and equipment planning, fitness program.
++Wilderness First Aid – book into any course running in this period.
++++ We will run a basic ski bridging course 17 – 18 July for those without a skiing background
18 July - 24 July
1pm Rhythm Sports Cooma – Equipment fitting session *
Bushwalk Prep -
Education Centre Sawpit Creek*
Bushwalk Prep -
Education Centre Sawpit Creek*
Snow Shoe Walk – Main Range
Snow Shoe Walk
Snow Shoe Walk
Snow Shoe Walk*
25 July Prep day*
26 July - 31 July Alpine Touring Ski Skills**
1 August - Prep day
2 - 7 August XC Ski Expedition
WFA – a three day upgrade/recert or five day first timer wilderness first aid course– book your course contact email@example.com
*indicates overnight camping at Kosciuszko Tourist Park Sawpit Creek
** indicates base camp near Charlette Pass
***Subject to change***