National code: SIS40621

Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: outdoor activity leader, outdoor activity guide, outdoor program leader and outdoor activity facilitator.

Study pathways

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The Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Address client needs SISXCCS003

  • Facilitate groups SISXCAI006

  • Minimise environmental impact SISOFLD002

  • Coordinate emergency responses SISXEMR002

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

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

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

Info sessions Want to know more?

There are a total of 2 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

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