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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
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Government Subsidised
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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
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).
||Provide first aid
||Demonstrate horizontal canyoning skills
||Guide outdoor recreation sessions
||Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces
||Guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water
||Provide first aid in a remote location
||Follow occupational health and safety policies
||Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system
||Apply canoeing skills
||Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site
||Respond to emergency situations
||Organise personal work priorities and development
||Guide bushwalks in a controlled environment
||Plan outdoor recreation activities
||Perform vertical rescues
||Provide work skill instruction
||Operate communications systems and equipment
||Perform deep water rescues
||Minimise environmental impact
||Provide customer service
||Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment
||Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
||Interpret weather conditions in the field
||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.
|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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