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SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to become a competent and professional Outdoor Recreation Assistant.

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Career Opportunities

  • Outdoor Recreation Assistant with schools and community organisations
  • Outdoor Recreation Program Assistant

Dates and Times

Drysdale Campus, Hobart

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  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

The course consists of a combination of lectures, field excursions and practical activities. The course includes a substantial practical component at field sites around Tasmania, including the Mersey, Derwent Estuary and a range of walking at Freycinet and on Mt. Wellington for example.


Students’ knowledge and skills are assessed throughout the course. Assessment will consist of a range of methods:

  • Assignments & project work
  • Written and verbal questions
  • Practical exercises
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Scenarios
  • Employability skills
  • Demonstration of activity skills, group management and emergency management skills.

Work Placement
Students will have a formalised work placement as part of their studies. This will involve working in a school environment with the aim:

  • To provide practical experience in teaching/guiding and working with groups
  • To consolidate practical and theory skills
  • To provide sufficient experience for students to enter Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation.


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Resources and Equipment

Clothing and Equipment

Students will need to provide the following items of clothing and equipment to participate on field study trips:

  • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, woollen/fleece jumper/jacket, beanie, gloves)
  • Waterproof coat (preferably full length with a hood)*
  • Comforable and sturdy walking shoes/boots
  • Warm sleeping bag*
  • Sleeping mat (4 season)
  • Head torch
  • Wetsuit*
  • 75 Lt+ Rucksack*

* It may be possible to borrow these items from TasTAFE.

Fees and Payments

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  • A very good level of physical fitness and ability to participate fully in multi-day bushwalking, rockclimbing and white water rafting activities
  • A strong desire to work in the outdoor recreation/outdoor education industries
  • Completion of relevant training and/or good level of outdoor recreation experience. Examples of sufficient relevant skills and knowledge for entry into the course may include:
    • Completion of a Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation and/or the following subjects in years 11 and 12
      – Outdoor Education TQA2 (Outdoor Recreation or Expedition) and TQA3 Outdoor Leadership
  • Previous experience in the outdoor recreation industry and interest in outdoor pursuits such as day and multi-day bushwalking.

Qualification Requirements

To  gain this qualification successful completion of 24 units is required consisting of 12 core units and 12 electives.


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