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Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
National Course Code: SIS40313
TAFE NSW Course Number: SIS40313-01V03
Blue Mountains College, Wentworth Falls Campus
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Government Subsidised
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Depending on the specialisations chosen, this qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in:
Guiding outdoor recreation activities in an uncontrolled 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 an uncontrolled environment has the skills, knowledge and experience that enable them to work independently within a variety of settings and contexts that may be complex and non-routine.
Instructing outdoor recreation skills
An instructor has the skills, knowledge and experience to facilitate skill transfer or development to clients in order that they may participate independently (or with minimal supervision) in outdoor activities. This requires the instructor to be able to:
- transfer required technical skills and knowledge to participants
- apply a variety of appropriate instructional strategies
- critique participants technique
- assess participants skill and knowledge acquisition during and at the end of a program or session
In all cases those with this qualification would be managing expected and unexpected situations with considerable autonomy. Leadership, guidance and supervision are involved when organising activities of self and others, as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature. Work would be performed in field locations with varied contexts requiring contingency planning and in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment.
The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
outdoor guide (uncontrolled environment)
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 pursuits
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 (uncontrolled environment)
||Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system
||Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment
||Apply vertical canyoning skills
||Guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water
||Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
||Interpret weather conditions in the field
||Address client needs
||Use resources efficiently
||Operate communications systems and equipment
||Instruct abseiling on single pitch natural surfaces
||Instruct bushwalks in a controlled environment
||Perform deep water rescues
||Apply inland kayaking skills on Grade 2 water
||Develop and coordinate programs incorporating outdoor activities
||Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water
||Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies
||Provide work skill instruction
||Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces
||Apply intermediate bushwalking skills
||Apply advanced vertical canyoning skills
||Instruct canoeing skills on flat and undemanding water
||Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment
||Apply search and rescue skills
||Respond to emergency situations
||Provide outdoor catering
||Perform basic water rescues
||Guide abseiling on multi pitch natural surfaces
||Demonstrate horizontal canyoning skills
||Apply canoeing skills
||Instruct kayaking skills on Grade 2 water
||Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site
||Demonstrate white water rescues and recoveries
||Support implementation of environmental management practices
||Provide first aid
||Establish ropes for multi pitch abseiling on natural surfaces
||Guide intermediate bushwalks
||Guide multi pitch canyoning trips
||Develop specialist resources for interpretive activities
||Manage risk in an outdoor activity
||Perform complex vertical rescues
||Use hygienic practices for food safety
||Develop work priorities
||Apply multi pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces
||Apply river crossing skills
||Establish complex belays in canyons
||Conduct interpretation within an outdoor activity
||Plan outdoor recreation activities
||Perform vertical rescues
||Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
||Set up and operate a campsite
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||$8,990|
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.
For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.
Start Date: 4 Feb 2019
Full Time: 25 hours per week x 18 Weeks
Classes are held 4 days per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 hours per day from 9 am.
To register in this course, please use the Register option.
You are required to attend a compulsory information session on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 10 am in Building F, Room FG.10.
If you are unable to attend this session you will need to attend the session on Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 10 am in Building F, Room FG.10.
TAFE NSW Blue Mountains College, Wentworth Falls Campus
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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