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Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

National Course Code: SIS30413

TAFE NSW Course Number: SIS30413-01V02

Blue Moutains College, Wentworth Falls Campus

Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
6 Feb 2019


18 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $8,260
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,550

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

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.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

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 individual.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Outdoor guide (controlled environment).

HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SISOCAY201A Demonstrate horizontal canyoning skills
SISOODR303A Guide outdoor recreation sessions
SISXCAI306A Facilitate groups
SISOABN303A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces
SISOCNE305A Guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water
SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote location
SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies
SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system
SISOCNE303A Apply canoeing skills
SISOOPS202A Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site
SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations
BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development
SISOBWG303A Guide bushwalks in a controlled environment
SISOODR302A Plan outdoor recreation activities
SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment
SISOCNE202A Perform deep water rescues
SISOOPS201A Minimise environmental impact
SISXCCS201A Provide customer service
SISOBWG201A Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment
SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
SISOOPS306A Interpret weather conditions in the field
SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$2,130
Second qualification$2,550
Non-government subsidised fee$8,260

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 6 Feb 2019

Full Time: 25 hours per week x 18 Weeks

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 7 hours per day - Time: 9 am

To enrol in this course, please use the Enrol option.

You will also need to attend a compulsory information session on:

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 10 am. If you do not attend this session, you need to attend the session on
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 10 am
TAFE NSW Blue Mountains (Wentworth Falls)
Building F Room FG.10
Mitchell St Wentworth Falls

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

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Contact by Training Services NSW
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.