This dual course is ideal for those with a passion for the outdoors and a sense of adventure.
Having the opportunity to work in the outdoors and facilitate enriching and life-changing outdoor experiences for other people is a fantastic lifestyle. Becoming qualified as an outdoor leader allows you to work and live that dream in a truly rewarding career.
This course provides you with the foundation skills to move into the SIS50310 Diploma of Outdoor Recreation. While studying the SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, you will also undertake a SIT40216 Certificate IV in Guiding. This qualification will allow you to develop the skills and techniques required to work as a remote area guide or nature based guide who operates extended tours.
The course prepares you for the demands of the outdoor recreation industry. The course focuses on giving you a wide range of outdoor activity training to both guide and instructor level. Specific skills developed are in the areas of bushwalking, canoeing, rock climbing and abseiling.
The course content focuses around developing the capabilities required to plan and deliver an outdoor recreation program for a wide range of clients. Your classroom will be a mixture of both outdoors and the Waverley Campus. Numerous practical field trips and industry placement form part of the course. They may vary in length from single days to fifteen-day expeditions.
Outdoor recreation leaders are employed in a variety of settings, including school and commercial outdoor education camps, corporate facilitation and in private companies. Freelance work is also available throughout Australia and overseas.
This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.