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Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

Course code: SIS50310

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in planning, implementing and evaluating outdoor recreation programs and activities across a range of activity areas which include complex and non-routine situations. Work would be undertaken autonomously with responsibility for management, leadership of others and maintenance of resources. Work would be performed in and for field locations with varied contexts requiring contingency planning. Job roles The following are indicative job roles for this qualification: * facilitator * operations manager * outdoor guide (uncontrolled environment) * outdoor instructor * program manager Pathways Information This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

Course code: SIS20213

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in performing core skills in outdoor recreation environments and assisting with the conduct of a range of outdoor activities. Work may be undertaken as part of a team and would be performed under supervision. Work would be undertaken in field locations such as camps or in indoor recreation centres or facilities, in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment. Job roles The following are indicative job roles for this qualification: * outdoor activity assistant * outdoor participant. Pathways Information This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

Course code: SIS30413

This course is for people interested in developing their skills in the Outdoor Recreation industry. You will develop the skills and knowledge 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.

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

Course code: SIS30115

This qualification reflects the multi-skilled role of individuals in operational and customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and environments. They work in locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres. Possible job titles include: * recreation officer * activity operation officer * sport and recreation attendant * community activities officer * leisure services officer. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

Course code: SIS40313

Depending on the specialisations chosen, this qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in: Guiding outdoor recreation activities in an uncontrolled 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 an uncontrolled environment has the skills, knowledge and experience that enable them to work independently within a variety of settings and contexts that may be complex and non-routine. Instructing outdoor recreation skills An instructor has the skills, knowledge and experience to facilitate skill transfer or development to clients in order that they may participate independently (or with minimal supervision) in outdoor activities. This requires the instructor to be able to: - transfer required technical skills and knowledge to participants - apply a variety of appropriate instructional strategies - critique participants technique - assess participants skill and knowledge acquisition during and at the end of a program or session In all cases those with this qualification would be managing expected and unexpected situations with considerable autonomy. Leadership, guidance and supervision are involved when organising activities of self and others, as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature. Work would be performed in field locations with varied contexts requiring contingency planning and in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment. Job roles The following are indicative job roles for this qualification: outdoor guide (uncontrolled environment) outdoor instructor.

Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

Course code: SIS50115

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in the sport and recreation industry in a management or organisational capacity. These individuals have a high degree of autonomy and manage the effective provision of services or programs in locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres. Possible job titles include: * competition manager * executive officer * facility manager * program manager * centre manager * assistant centre manager * volunteer coordinator * sports program officer * operations officer No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair

Course code: MSM31015

The MSM31015 Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair has been developed as a trade-level qualification. People with this qualification would be expected to work under supervision servicing and repairing recreational vehicles, including: - motor homes - caravans - camper trailers - slide-ons - fifth wheelers to meet Australian requirements, such as road worthiness and the Australian Design Rule (ADR). They may work in a service and repair facility or a manufacturer's factory undertaking warranty work. Work may be for an insurance claim, modifying an existing recreational vehicle or undertaking routine servicing. There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing

Course code: MSM31115

The MSM31115 Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing has been developed as a trade-level qualification. People with this qualification would be expected to work under supervision manufacturing recreational vehicles, including: - motor homes - caravans - camper trailers - slide-ons - fifth wheelers to meet Australian requirements, such as road worthiness and the Australian Design Rule (ADR). They may work in a large manufacturing organisation or a smaller workshop. There are no specific licenses that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements depending on the work context. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation

Course code: SIS31015

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in aquatic facilities or environments, and recreation facilities. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and activities. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a swimming teacher, pool lifeguard, or recreation leader. Possible job titles include: swimming teacher pool lifeguard recreation leader. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Statement of Attainment in Children's Training

Course code: 161-22271V01

This Statement of Attainment applies to exercise instructors who work in facilities that provide a range of exercise programs to general populations, including children and young adolescents who present with no major health conditions. It allows the instructor to plan and deliver exercise for children and young adolescents. It involves planning, demonstration, instruction, review and modification of activities and instructional techniques to meet participant needs.

Statement of Attainment in High Performance Athletic Development

Course code: 161-22272V01

The Statement of Attainment in high performance will give you an insight into what it takes to train and work with high performance athletes and personal training clients. The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain an understanding of training techniques as well as the knowledge of how to implement strategies and programs to prevent injury and illness.

Certificate III in Racing (Trackrider)

Course code: RGR30108

The qualification covers the role of self-employed or employed persons who work independently with limited supervision in a defined range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine. A trackrider is a person who is independently engaged or employed to exercise thoroughbred horses on the instruction of a trainer. The duties require judgement and the ability to communicate information concerning horse health, performance and temperament accurately to the trainer as well as high level riding skills and the ability to interpret and relay information covering a variety of circumstances. Licensing considerations ------------------------ This qualification is required for industry licensing and registration in some states and territories. Refer to your state or territory Principal Racing Authority for advice.

Certificate IV in Fitness

Course code: SIS40215

This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training of older clients and children. They have a substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff; and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and the organisation. They work independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems, including monitoring and managing business activities to operate efficiently and profitably. The qualification does not provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to provide advice or exercise instruction to high risk clients, other than to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional. This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)

Course code: SIS30315

This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs. They work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centres where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes. Individuals who specialise in Aqua Exercise Instruction deliver water-based exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. They also have the skills to rescue a client in distress, and an appropriate level of pool deck fitness and endurance. Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction. Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Racing Services (Racing Administration)

Course code: RGR30308

This qualification reflects the role of persons who are responsible for organising their own work within known routines. Work responsibilities cover general office administration conducted under racing-specific protocols and procedures. A range of well-developed skills involving judgement and problem solving with some theoretical knowledge is required. While they may not be required to handle horses or greyhounds, employees with this qualification are often required to work close to race animals. For their own safety, the safety of others and the safety of animals, employees must be aware of potential risks and hazards associated with animal behaviour. RGR20308 Certificate II in Racing Services (Racing Administration) This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Statement of Atainment in Approved Rider

Course code: 162-R5314V02

This cohort is for track riders working in the racing industry who are licenced as track riders but wish to become approved riders under the jurisdiction of Racing NSW. Expectations of this cohort are to become a fully licensed Approved Rider.

Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

Course code: AUR32416

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces on a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

Diploma of Leisure and Health

Course code: CHC53415

This qualification reflects the role of workers with responsibility for designing, implementing and evaluating health and leisure activities, and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Work may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres. Workers work under supervision or as sole practitioners and may be required to plan, coordinate and evaluate other workers and work teams within broad but generally well-defined guidelines. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Certificate III in Advanced English for Further Study

Course code: 10593NAT

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes: - English language proficiency of Level 3 on the ISLPR scale - English language proficiency to undertake qualifications requiring proficiency of ISLPR 3, IELTS 5.5 or CEFR B2 on entry, which provide a pathway to access employment, training and community participation - English language entry requirement to TAFE NSW courses requiring IELTS 5.5 at entry.

TAFE Plus Statement in Illustrator for Designers - Level 1

Course code: 160-17114V01

This short course is created for students with limited or no Adobe Illustrator skills and will walk through the basics of this design application, structured around industry skills and examples. Our experienced, industry current trainers, will guide you to develop skills and techniques. We will analyse designs created in Adobe Illustrator, recreate designs and then guide you to create your own unique designs. You will learn about the reasons and benefits of creating certain designs in this application. Some examples of work we will be touching on in the introduction will be the creation of logos, maps, patterns, illustration and image manipulation. A great mix of learning and design in an essential tool for the Design industry.

Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

Course code: CHC40113

This qualification reflects the role of educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs. In doing so they support the implementation of an approved learning framework. They may work under direct supervision or autonomously. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

TAFE Statement in Introduction to Jewellery 1

Course code: 165-24946V02

This program will teach you the professional skills required to make jewellery and objects. You will learn to use a piercing saw, a small bench drill and a micro motor to file, solder and hand-finish metals. This is a program for anyone who wants to make jewellery as a recreational activity, with professional level skills. This program will also suit anyone who is considering jewellery making as a potential career. The program will introduce you to basic hand skills. You will learn to use the piercing saw, bench drill, micro motor and doming tools and filing, soldering and polishing techniques. The primary objective of the program is to acquire these skills through the manufacture of finely crafted items. By the end of the program you will have designed and made at least one unique piece of jewellery, which can be worn or become a unique hand-held object (this is not a program in beading and wirework).

Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course code: CHC40413

This qualification reflects the role of workers who develop and facilitate programs for young people through a range of community-based programs designed to address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and youth sector agencies and workers will be: - responsible for implementing policies and guidelines of the employing organisation - largely self-directed with fairly autonomous decision-making capacity under the indirect supervision of a manager. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

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An Outdoor Recreation course can lead to many carer opportunities, from working as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, sports complex manager, coach or outdoor activity guide to a lifeguard.

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