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SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation is an advanced skills course for experienced adventure tour guides or outdoor instructors who are looking to up-skill and/or multi-skill in the outdoor pursuits of bushwalking, white water kayaking and rafting, sea kayaking, abseiling and rock climbing instructor.

Students will have an opportunity to achieve industry skill instructor awards for kayaking and rock climbing/abseiling.

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Career Opportunities

Job outcomes for people with this qualification include:

  • Senior adventure tour guides
  • Operations managers
  • Corporate adventure trainers
  • Outdoor instructors/leaders with schools and community organisations
  • Outdoor recreation program coordinators
  • Track rangers with the Parks & Wildlife Service.

Dates and Times

There is a 2 stage selection process

  • Interview
  • Skills assessment bushwalk

Applicants should have a Certificate III in Guiding / Certificate IV in Guiding, and/or  a minimum of one season of work as an adventure tour guide; OR solid skills in two or more outdoor pursuits, with a minimum of three years of industry experience as an adventure tour guide/outdoor instructor and excellent physical fitness.

SOUTH
Drysdale Campus, Hobart

Outdoor Recreation Instructor/Leader – Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation (SIS30313)

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  • Next Intake:  April to November 2017
  • Duration:  24 weeks, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

Based at the Hobart Drysdale campus 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, Forth, Picton and Derwent Rivers, and a range of rock-climbing venues around Hobart and on the East coast.

The course will focus on:

  • developing and coordinating outdoor programs
  • extended trip planning
  • leading, instructing and facilitating groups
  • program risk management
  • wilderness first aid and expedition medicine
  • search and rescue
  • coordinating emergency response
  • advanced bushwalking
  • navigation and weather interpretation skills in extreme environmental conditions
  • white water kayaking and rafting
  • swift water rescue
  • rock climbing and abseiling instructor
  • vertical rescue
  • expedition sea kayaking.

Assessment Process

When you apply to train at TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of previous work or study experience. This is called Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Your knowledge and skills will be assessed using a combination of the following methods:

  • Assignments and Project Work
  • Presentations and briefings
  • Practical exercises
  • Scenarios
  • Demonstration of activity skills, group management and leadership skills and rescue & emergency management skills

Recognition

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Resources and Equipment

The program will provide:

  • Bus and trailer
  • Sea kayaks and white water kayaks
  • Rafts and rafting equipment
  • Paddles, helmets, PFDs, cags, wetsuits
  • Rock climbing equipment
  • Communication equipment
  • Rescue equipment
  • First aid kits

Students will need to provide:

  • All personal clothing including thermals, warm wear, waterproofs, bush walking boots
  • Backpack (large capacity)
  • Sleeping bag (4 season)
  • Sleeping mat (4 season)
  • Lightweight tent (4 season)
  • Lightweight stove
  • Head torch

Fees and Payments

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Pre-requisites

Applicants should have a Certificate III & IV in Tourism (Guiding), and a minimum of one season of work as an adventure tour guide; OR solid skills in two or more outdoor pursuits, with a minimum of three years of industry experience as an adventure tour guide/outdoor instructor and excellent physical fitness.

Qualification Requirements

To gain this qualification successful completion of 31 units must be selected comprising of 15 core units and 16 elective units.
For a full list of electives contact the Team.

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