Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 5 Feb 2018
 –   Loftus
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  • 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
    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.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Outdoor guide (controlled environment).


    SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

    Entry requirements

    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

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    Full Time
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    18 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    24 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
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    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.

    Indicative timetable:

    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

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    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

    Fee information:


    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.


    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 jennifer.benson@tafensw.edu.au


    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


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    SISOCNE303AApply canoeing skills17
    SISOCLA302AApply top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces35
    SISOABL301AAssist in the facilitation of adventure-based learning activities24
    SISOCRP302AConduct a high ropes session60
    SISOCRP301AConduct a low ropes session48
    SISOCYT202ADemonstrate basic cycling skills25
    SISOMBK201ADemonstrate basic off-road cycling skills25
    SISOCNE201ADemonstrate simple canoeing skills14
    SISOCLA303AEstablish belays for climbing on artificial surfaces30
    SISXOHS101AFollow occupational health and safety policies20
    SISOCNE305AGuide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water78
    SISOODR303AGuide outdoor recreation sessions30
    SISOCLA311Guide top rope climbing activities on artificial surfaces30
    SISOOPS306AInterpret weather conditions in the field50
    SISOOPS201AMinimise environmental impact15
    SISOCNE202APerform deep water rescues16
    SISOODR302APlan outdoor recreation activities30
    HLTAID003Provide first aid18
    SISXRSK301AUndertake risk analysis of activities15



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