Every day brings a new adventure in this exciting career. Lead people on excursions into the great outdoors and learn the tricks of the trade in outdoor recreation. Gain practical skills to work as an outdoor guide in various recreation businesses and activities.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Plan and lead bush walks, canoe trips and mountain biking activities
Plan and lead outdoor recreation activities
Navigate trip routes
Respond to emergency situations
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Skills to plan trips and expeditions
The ability to navigate difficult bushwalking tracks
A sound understanding of correct responses to emergency situations and workplace health and safety practices
A solid pathway to further study
Strong foundational knowledge and practical skills to pursue career opportunities in the outdoor and recreation industry
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:
Be employed in the sport and recreation industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
Have a signed traineeship contract
Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
A?National Police Check?
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Adequate fitness to complete outdoor recreation tasks such as bushwalking or canoeing
Mobility to deliver First Aid such as performing CPR while kneeling on the floor
good time management skills
Experience using computers and access to the internet and a computer or other mobile device
Time for self-paced study and assessment completion outside of scheduled class times
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: outdoor activity guide and outdoor recreation guide.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 22 units of competency, including 9 core and 13 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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