Turn your love of the outdoors into an exciting career with this practical course. Learn to lead groups of people on exciting adventures, create memorable experiences as a trusted activity leader and make the great outdoors your office every day.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Exercise leadership skills and strategies and manage group dynamics
Navigate extremely difficult bushwalking on and off tracks
Complete challenging multi-day expeditions
Correctly maintain outdoor recreation equipment
Coordinate emergency situations and safety practices
Support people with disabilities
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A sound understanding of how to lead and manage groups in a practical environment
Skills in running outdoor activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, mountain biking and others
The ability to maintain equipment for activities such as bushwalking, canoeing, and mountain biking
Strong pathways to a career in outdoor leadership
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
An enjoyment of rigorous outdoor recreation activities
Adequate fitness and mobility to complete outdoor recreation tasks such as bushwalking or canoeing including multi-day journeys
Experience using computers and access to the internet and a computer or mobile device
The time for self-paced study and assessment completion outside of scheduled class times
Completed a Certification III in Outdoor Leadership or have equivalent work experience
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 leader, outdoor activity guide, outdoor program leader and outdoor activity facilitator.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
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 IV in Outdoor Leadership qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 27 units of competency, including 12 core and 15 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.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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