Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor Recreation course details
Course description and aims
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
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.
Course outcomes and careers
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
Entry into this qualification and progression between qualification levels will
be based on the professional judgement of the RTO, in consultation with the
Enrol at any location
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Wednesday 31 January 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Loftus College, Rawson Avenue, Loftus, Building F, Level 1, Room F1.04.
You will need to attend approximately 24 hours of class a week over 3 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am to 5:00pm for field trips / shorter days for classroom delivery
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).
Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges
Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
Students will be required to provide personal clothing, footwear & equipment (including bicycle for cycling events) suitable to Outdoor Rec activities. Technical equipment for all canoeing and roping activities will be provided. In line with requirements of employment in the Outdoor Rec industry students will be responsible for transport to & from field venues and course may also require earlier starts and occasional overnight attendance. For more details contact Jen Benson firstname.lastname@example.org
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|SISOCNE303A||Apply canoeing skills||17|
|SISOCLA302A||Apply top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces||35|
|SISOABL301A||Assist in the facilitation of adventure-based learning activities||24|
|SISOCRP302A||Conduct a high ropes session||60|
|SISOCRP301A||Conduct a low ropes session||48|
|SISOCYT202A||Demonstrate basic cycling skills||25|
|SISOMBK201A||Demonstrate basic off-road cycling skills||25|
|SISOCNE201A||Demonstrate simple canoeing skills||14|
|SISOCLA303A||Establish belays for climbing on artificial surfaces||30|
|SISXOHS101A||Follow occupational health and safety policies||20|
|SISOCNE305A||Guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water||78|
|SISOODR303A||Guide outdoor recreation sessions||30|
|SISOCLA311||Guide top rope climbing activities on artificial surfaces||30|
|SISOOPS306A||Interpret weather conditions in the field||50|
|SISOOPS201A||Minimise environmental impact||15|
|SISOCNE202A||Perform deep water rescues||16|
|SISOODR302A||Plan outdoor recreation activities||30|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|SISXRSK301A||Undertake risk analysis of activities||15|