Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

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.

Job roles

The following is indicative job role for this qualification:

outdoor guide (controlled environment).


Subjects

24 units must be completed:

12 core units

12 elective units, consisting of:

all the units in any two of Groups A to AJ, or

all the units in any one of Groups A to AJ, and all the units in any one of Groups AK to AT

the remaining to make up the required 12 elective units from General electives, or any of the above groups; up to 4 of these remaining units may be selected elsewhere in add topic SIS10 , or any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 2, 3 or 4.

In all cases, selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core

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Organise personal work priorities and development

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Provide first aid

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Plan outdoor recreation activities

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Guide outdoor recreation sessions

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Minimise environmental impact

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Interpret weather conditions in the field

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Facilitate groups

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Provide customer service

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Respond to emergency situations

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Follow occupational health and safety policies

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Undertake risk analysis of activities

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Provide work skill instruction

Electives

Group A - Abseiling - Guide - Single Pitch - Artificial Surfaces

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Apply single pitch abseiling skills on artificial surfaces

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Establish ropes for abseiling on artificial surfaces

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Guide abseiling on single pitch artificial surfaces

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Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system

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Perform vertical rescues

Group B - Abseiling - Guide - Single Pitch - Natural Surfaces

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Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system

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Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces

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Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces

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Guide abseiling on single pitch natural surfaces

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Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

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Perform vertical rescues

Group C - Bushwalking - Guide - Controlled Environment

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Operate communications systems and equipment

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Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment

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Guide bushwalks in a controlled environment

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Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

Group D - Canoeing - Guide - Flat Water

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Perform deep water rescues

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Apply canoeing skills

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Guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water

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Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

Group E - Canoeing - Guide - White Water Grade 2

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Apply inland canoeing skills on Grade 2 water

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Guide canoeing trips on Grade 2 water

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Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

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Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water

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Demonstrate white water rescues and recoveries

Group F - Canyoning - Guide - Single Pitch

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Perform basic water rescues

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Apply vertical canyoning skills

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Establish belays in canyons

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Guide single pitch canyoning trips

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Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

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Perform vertical rescues

Group G - Caving - Guide - Single Pitch

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Demonstrate caving skills

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Apply single pitch abseiling skills in caves

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Rig a ladder pitch

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Apply laddering skills

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Apply caving specific single rope techniques

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Rig ropes and establish belays in caves

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Guide vertical single pitch caving trips

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Guide horizontal caving trips

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Perform vertical rescues

Group H - Challenge Ropes Course - Conduct High Ropes

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Assist in the facilitation of adventure-based learning activities

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Conduct a high ropes session

Group I - Challenge Ropes Course - Conduct Low Ropes

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Assist in the facilitation of adventure-based learning activities

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Conduct a low ropes session

Group J - Climbing - Guide - Artificial Surfaces - Top Rope

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Apply top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces

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Establish belays for climbing on artificial surfaces

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Guide top rope climbing activities on artificial surfaces

Group K - Climbing - Guide - Natural Surfaces - Top Rope

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Apply climbing skills on natural surfaces

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Establish belays for climbing on natural surfaces

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Guide top rope climbing activities on natural surfaces

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Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

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Perform vertical rescues

Group L - Cycle Touring - Guide - On-road

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Select, set up and maintain a bike

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Demonstrate basic cycling skills

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Apply on-road cycling skills

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Guide on-road cycle tours

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Plan and navigate routes

Group M - Fishing - Guide

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Catch and handle fish

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Select, catch and use bait

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Select, rig and use terminal tackle

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Select, use and maintain fishing tackle outfits

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Construct and work simple fishing lures

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Locate and attract fish

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Guide fishing trips

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Instruct fishing skills

Group N - Fishing Equipment

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Catch and handle fish

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Select, use and maintain fishing tackle outfits

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Construct and work simple fishing lures

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Tie simple fishing flies

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Construct and repair fishing rods

Group O - Fishing Guide - Beach

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Catch and handle fish

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Catch crabs, prawns and squid

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Demonstrate beach fishing skills

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Interpret weather for marine environments

Group P - Fishing Guide - Estuary

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Catch and handle fish

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Demonstrate estuary fishing skills

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Interpret weather for marine environments

Group Q - Fishing Guide - Fly

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Catch and handle fish

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Apply fly fishing skills

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Tie simple fishing flies

Group R - Fishing Guide - Freshwater

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Catch and handle fish

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Demonstrate freshwater fishing skills

Group S - Four Wheel Driving - Guide

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Drive and recover a 4WD vehicle

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Guide 4WD tours

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Carry out vehicle servicing and maintenance

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Carry out vehicle inspection

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Plan and navigate routes

Group T - Horse Riding - Arena

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Implement animal health control programs

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Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

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Conduct horse riding sessions in an arena

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Apply first aid for horses

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Teach the fundamental skills of riding

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Supervise horse handling

Group U - Horse Riding - Guide Day Rides

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Implement animal health control programs

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Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

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Demonstrate basic horse riding skills

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Apply first aid for horses

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Ride horses in tracked areas

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Guide day horse trail rides in tracked areas

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Supervise horse handling

Group V - Kayaking - Guide - Flat Water

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Perform deep water rescues

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Apply kayaking skills

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Guide kayaking trips on flat and undemanding water

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Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

Group W - Kayaking - Guide - White Water Grade 2

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Apply inland kayaking skills on Grade 2 water

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Guide kayaking trips on Grade 2 water

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Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

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Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water

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Demonstrate white water rescues and recoveries

Group X - Mountain Biking - Guide

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Demonstrate basic cycling skills

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Demonstrate basic off-road cycling skills

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Apply advanced off-road cycling skills

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Guide off-road cycle tours

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Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

Group Y - Personal Water Craft - Guide

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Ride personal water craft in moderate to difficult conditions

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Guide tours using personal water craft

Group Z - Rafting Guide - Moving Water

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Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

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Guide a raft on moving water

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Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water

Group AA - SCUBA - Advanced

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SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

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Complete night dives

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Complete deep dives to between 18 and 40 metres

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Navigate prescribed routes underwater

Group AB - SCUBA - Dive Guide

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Perform basic water rescues

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SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

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Perform diver rescues

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Guide a SCUBA dive

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Demonstrate snorkelling activities

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Guide snorkelling

Group AC - SCUBA - Master Diver

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SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

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Complete night dives

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Complete deep dives to between 18 and 40 metres

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Navigate prescribed routes underwater

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Complete underwater search and recovery dives

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Perform diver rescues

Group AD - SCUBA - Open Water

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SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

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Perform diver rescues

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Complete computer aided dives

Group AE - Skiing - Ski Touring - Guide - Day

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Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

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Day ski tour away from a patrolled area

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Guide day ski tours

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Apply snow craft skills for day touring

Group AF - Snorkelling - Guide

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Perform basic water rescues

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Demonstrate snorkelling activities

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Guide snorkelling

Group AG - Snowboarding - Guide - Day

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Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

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Snowboard on intermediate terrain

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Guide day snowboarding activities

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Apply snow craft skills for day touring

Group AH - Surfing - Guide - Basic

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Demonstrate basic surfing manoeuvres in controlled conditions

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Perform intermediate level surfing manoeuvres

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Perform simple rescues in moderate surf conditions

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Guide surfing sessions

Group AI - Trail Bike Riding - Guide - Advanced

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Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

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Select, set up and maintain an off-highway motorcycle

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Apply advanced off-highway motorcycling skills

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Guide off-highway motorcycle tours

Group AJ - Yachting - Windsurfing

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Apply enhanced windsurfing skills in moderate conditions

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Use a sailboard in stronger winds

Group AK - Boating

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Carry out trip preparation and planning

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Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat

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Respond to boating emergencies and incidents

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Interpret weather for marine environments

Group AL - Community Development

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Facilitate community development through recreational activities

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Recruit and manage volunteers

Group AM - Disability

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Work effectively with people with a disability

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Provide care and support

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Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons

Group AN - Interpretation - Cultural

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Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

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Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

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Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures

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Coordinate and operate a tour

Group AO - Interpretation - Cultural and Heritage Environments

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Develop specialist resources for interpretive activities

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Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

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Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments

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Coordinate and operate a tour

Group AP - Interpretation - Flora, Fauna and Landscape

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Develop specialist resources for interpretive activities

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Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

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Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape

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Coordinate and operate a tour

Group AQ - Interpretation - Marine Environments

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Develop specialist resources for interpretive activities

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Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

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Pathways...

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


Entry Requirements

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:

Previous qualification at the AQF level below

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 the professional judgement of the RTO, in consultation with the individual.


Licensing Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.


Employability Skills

QUALIFICATION SUMMARY

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the outdoor recreation industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:

Communication

Communicating with clients and colleagues to determine and interpret their specific requirements; understanding verbal and written information on guiding outdoor recreation activities; providing clear verbal instructions to clients when guiding; effectively using body language and demonstration to reinforce technique instruction; empathising and negotiating acceptable solutions to client requests and complaints to ensure a positive recreation experience.

Initiative and enterprise

Adjusting work procedures to differences in equipment and facilities and changes in work environment (e.g. tides, weather and water conditions); taking correct action and following established procedures on discovery of an actual or potential emergency or safety hazard; accommodating client differences when guiding outdoor recreation activities.

Learning

Knowing the structure of networks and sources of information within the outdoor recreation industry; keeping well informed of updates and changes to organisational policies, procedures and regulations; seeking information on new and innovative outdoor recreation activity programs; accessing professional development opportunities to strengthen own skill base and contributing to a learning environment through openly sharing knowledge and experiences.

Planning and organising

Collecting, analysing and recording information to allow for the efficient planning of outdoor recreation activities; setting work priorities and scheduling programs to avoid conflicts and avoid duplication of resources; following organisation policies and procedures to plan and deliver outdoor recreation activity programs in an efficient manner and minimise environmental impact.

Problem-solving

Identifying hazards and risks that may arise during outdoor recreation activities; mitigating problems by making variations to the activity that are within scope of responsibility; interpreting weather in the field; clarifying the extent of, and resolving problems through negotiating with clients in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner; taking responsibility for seeking assistance from colleagues to resolve issues and to manage contingencies;.

Self-management

Understanding the boundaries of own role and correctly determining when assistance from colleagues is required; time management to complete tasks in accordance with agreed deadlines; seeking and acting on feedback from supervisors, colleagues and clients to improve own work performance.

Teamwork

Working as a skilled team member, facilitating a group to meet client expectations and dealing appropriately with conflict; receiving instructions and understanding own role in guiding outdoor recreation activities; supporting other staff to provide quality outdoor recreation experiences for clients.

Technology

Understanding the operating capability of computer systems, software and equipment that assists in the planning and delivery of outdoor recreation activities; safely using and maintaining outdoor recreation equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and organisation policies and procedures.