Gain the skills and knowledge you need to be qualified in leading a variety of outdoor recreation activities in uncontrolled natural environments such as wild bushland, lakes, wild rivers, caves, mountains and alpine terrain. People with this qualification are able to manage expected and unexpected situations with considerable autonomy. Leadership and safety management skills are involved when organising activities, as well as being able to arrive at solutions for non-routine or contingency situations. Importantly you will come to appreciate and understand the risks involved in leading adventurous activities. You will learn how to manage those risks keeping your clients safe and your gear in good working order while minimising your impact to the natural environment.
Core activities include bushwalking, canoeing, and abseiling. Additional short courses are also available where you can choose from rock-climbing, mountain biking, caving, or skiing.
This course is delivered in Wodonga VIC, and in partnership with Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie NSW. Please contact us for further details.
- Outdoor survival
- Leaders wilderness first aid
- Risk management
- Camp catering
- Nature conservation
BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SISOODR302A Plan outdoor recreation activities
SISOODR404A Manage risk in an outdoor activity
SISOODR405A Develop and coordinate programs incorporating outdoor activities
SISOOPS306A Interpret weather conditions in the field
SISOOPS407A Apply search and rescue skills
SISXCCS404A Address client needs
SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations
SISXIND404A Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
SISXIND405A Conduct projects
SISXOHS402A Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies
SISXRES402A Support implementation of environmental management practices
SISXRES403A Use resources efficiently
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system
SISOABN303A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces
SISOABN304A Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces
SISOABN408A Instruct abseiling on single pitch natural surfaces
SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues
SISOCNE202A Perform deep water rescues
SISOCNE303A Apply canoeing skills
SISOCNE306A Instruct canoeing skills on flat and undemanding water
PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment
SISOBWG302A Apply intermediate bushwalking skills
SISOBWG405A Guide intermediate bushwalks
SISONAV302A Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment
SISOABL402A Facilitate adventure-based learning activities
SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote location
SISXEMR402A Coordinate emergency responses
Additional selectable units may apply.
Assessments are often practical and occur on excursions in the field. In addition there are often online learning activities that need to be completed and these can often be social and very collaborative in nature, involves discussions, planning and group work. You get to use a simple online learning system called moodle which stores all the assessments, feedback, and grades for each unit so you can track your progress through the course.
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF qualification.
- Group leader who works for an outdoor education program
- Activity specialist for an outdoor education company
- Adventure guide for an ecotourism company
- Expedition leader for an overseas expedition company
- Freelance outdoor guide or instructor
- Recreational officer at a tourist resort
- Youth support worker for a recreational community health program
- Activities coordinator for a government sport and recreation program
- Outdoor guide (uncontrolled environment)
- Outdoor instructor
Ongoing consultation with industry ensures we deliver courses that maximise employment opportunities for our graduates.
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- Blended – Teaching and assessment will be conducted on-campus and online.
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years
While the majority of the course is taught onsite during field excursions and camps, there are also online components of learning.
To complete the Certificate IV students need industry experience as an assistant leading groups for at least 3 days in each of their specialist activities. Some of this experience will be arranged for students when we provide guided outdoor education experiences for local schools. Other opportunities you will need to organise, however there are numerous and regular casual jobs offered throughout the year and many school outdoor education programs are happy to include a volunteer leader to assist leading an activity.
There are no formal entry requirements, however it is strongly advised applicants have completed Year 12 or are over age 18. Good literacy, numeracy and computer skills are required as well as maintaining a reasonable level of fitness to perform the physically challenging aspects of this course. Applicants should show a keen interest in being outdoors in nature, engaging regularly with others learning online, and demonstrate a firm commitment to successfully complete the course.
Once you submit an application for this course you will receive a separate email from LLN Robot to complete a Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral and Numeracy test online. Please check your junk mail if this does not come to your inbox.
- Please allow one hour to complete the LLN Robot assessment. You will need a computer with speakers or headphones as there is an audio section in the assessment.
- Your LLN Assessment will need to be completed one week after receiving it to progress your application to the next stage, or your application may be withdrawn due to inactivity.
- If you are unable to access the LLN Robot link please contact our Customer Engagement team **as soon as possible.**
- Note: Completion of and passing the LLN Robot Assessment does not guarantee a place in the course at Wodonga TAFE. Numbers are limited and selected applicants will be contacted to attend an interview. If an applicant is not accepted into their preferred course they will be contacted and provided information on alternate pathways and/or courses.
Government Funded $6,700.00 (Tuition $6,400.00, Materials $300.00)
Concession $1,580.00 (Tuition $1,280.00, Materials $300.00)
Fee For Service $9,900.00 (Tuition $9,600.00, Materials $300.00)
Fees Additional Information
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website. Fees will vary greatly depending on your circumstances, concessions, chosen electives and materials needed.
How to apply
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Please note: We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.
If you can show evidence of previous training or significant experience in a particular unit of competence then you may apply to have that skill recognised through an application for recognition of prior learning. Please contact us for further information about Skills Recognition.
There are two options available to you for completing Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation. Firstly, if you want to complete only the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, apply direct to Wodonga TAFE via the 'Apply online now' button in the course information . Alternatively, Charles Sturt University offers an integrated program in Outdoor Recreation, with a co-enrolment with Wodonga TAFE, enabling you to graduate with two recognised qualifications. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism) integrated program is designed to enable you to complete TAFE and University study at the same time. Graduates of this course will receive a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation in addition to the degree. Find out more about the integrated program, and how to apply [via the CSU website](http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/courses/environmental-outdoor/outdoor-recreation-ecotourism "via the CSU website")
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There are two options available to you for completing Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation.
1. If you want to complete only the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, apply direct to Wodonga TAFE via the 'Apply online now' button in the course information.
2. Alternatively, Charles Sturt University offers an integrated program in Outdoor Recreation, with a co-enrolment with Wodonga TAFE, enabling you to graduate with two recognised qualifications. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism) integrated program is designed to enable you to complete TAFE and University study at the same time. Graduates will receive a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation in addition to the CSU degree. Find out more about the integrated program, and how to apply [via the CSU website](http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/courses/environmental-outdoor/outdoor-recreation-ecotourism "via the CSU website")
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