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  • SIS40313

Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your outdoor recreation career with this practical course. This qualification will set you up with the specialised knowledge and skills required to work as an activity guide or instructor.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Outdoor Recreation Activity Instructor
  • Outdoor Recreation Activity Guide
COURSE OUTCOME

SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in your outdoor recreation career with this practical course. This qualification is perfect for people who want to work in the great outdoors. You will gain the specialised knowledge and skills required to work as an activity guide or instructor. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there are over 65,000 people employed in the sport, fitness and recreation industry. Live every day like an adventure with a unique career in this exciting industry.

This course will give you the skills to motivate others, and help people realise their potential and develop a better understanding of themselves. You will also gain practical skills in areas such as canoeing, high ropes courses, hiking, and camping. Our passionate, industry experienced teachers will give you all the support and guidance you need to succeed,

Successful completion of this course will equip you to guide and instruct outdoor recreation activities. You will be qualified to work as an outdoor guide or instructor in the outdoor recreation industry.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 16 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWOR404B
Develop work priorities
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
SISOODR302A
Plan outdoor recreation activities
SISOODR404A
Manage risk in an outdoor activity
SISOODR405A
Develop and coordinate programs incorporating outdoor activities
SISOOPS306A
Interpret weather conditions in the field
SISOOPS407A
Apply search and rescue skills
SISXCCS404A
Address client needs
SISXEMR201A
Respond to emergency situations
SISXIND404A
Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
SISXIND405A
Conduct projects
SISXOHS402A
Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies
SISXRES402A
Support implementation of environmental management practices
SISXRES403A
Use resources efficiently
TAEDEL301A
Provide work skill instruction

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
PUAOPE002B
Operate communications systems and equipment
SISOABL301A
Assist in the facilitation of adventure-based learning activities
SISOABL402A
Facilitate adventure-based learning activities
SISOBWG201A
Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment
SISOBWG303A
Guide bushwalks in a controlled environment
SISOCNE202A
Perform deep water rescues
SISOCNE303A
Apply canoeing skills
SISOCNE305A
Guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water
SISOCRP301A
Conduct a low ropes session
SISOCRP302A
Conduct a high ropes session
SISOCRP403A
Supervise a low ropes session
SISOCRP404A
Supervise a high ropes session
SISONAV201A
Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
SISOODR302A
Plan outdoor recreation activities
SISOOPS202A
Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site
SISXCAI306A
Facilitate groups
SISXRSK301A
Undertake risk analysis of activities

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is recommended that students have a strong interest in outdoor pursuits / personal outdoor experience or outdoor recreation industry experience. It is highly recommended that students have an adequate level of physical fitness prior to enrolling. During this course you will be required to participate in a number of outdoor adventure activities including high ropes, canoeing and bush walking with a pack. You should be aware these activities have a degree of risk associated with them. If you are concerned your level of physical fitness is not sufficient, please contact the course coordinator.

Resources required

The total advertised cost includes the cost of Tuition fees and an estimated cost of $400 for additional resources required. The uniform and kit list cost of $350 is an approximate cost, it is highly recommended that students shop around for the best prices. Students may already have some of these items and therefore the total cost will then reduce. Please note: Orienteering Event is delivered by an external provider. Students must pay approx cost of $50 to an external provider. This cost is also included in the total advertised cost.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland