DESCRIPTION

 

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual 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

 

LENGTH OF COURSE

 

The course is delivered over a period of 6 months on a full time basis.

 

ACCREDITATION

 

The qualification is taken from the SIS10 – Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package (Release 3.0) and is recognized nationwide.

 

ELIGIBILITY/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

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 our professional judgement in consultation with the individual.

 

Physical requirements

 

In order to complete this course you will be required to Bushwalk in various environments carrying a backpack (15kg).  You will also be exposed to cliff environments and be required to undertake a range of vertical mobility techniques whilst abseiling on a single rope.  You will also be required to paddle a canoe on flat and undemanding water.  You will also be required to perform four minutes of CPR on a manikin on the floor.

  • It is desirable that participants have the physical attributes to participate in adventurous physical activities.

 

SUPPORT SERVICES

We can provide assistance for Language, Literacy and Numeracy.  If you have a Disability please contact administration on 02 47393236 or info@5startraining prior to starting the course.

 

FEES

This is a NSW government subsidised course.

To check your eligibility and what fees you will pay for this course click here 

If your fee is over $1000 These fees are payable in installments. $1000.00 upon enrolment and then the balance spread out over 3 payments.

 

 

REFUNDS

Fee paying students are eligible for refunds in certain cases. For more details, please refer to.

http://5startraining.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Preenrolinfo.pdf

 

WHAT WILL YOU  LEARN?

 

You will learn the skills and have the knowledge for:

 

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual 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.

 

 

HOW TO ENROL

 

Complete the enrolment form online which can be found at www.5startraining.com.au

 

For any questions about enrolment please contact the office on 02 47393236 or email info@5startraining.com.au for more information

 

 

PREVIOUS STUDIES RECOGNITION

 

Do you already have a qualification, statement of attainment for units completed at another registered training organization? National recognition is about recognizing them.  Any requests for recognition of prior learning will be considered by 5 Star Training & Consulting.  Please contact the office on 02 47393236 or email info@5startraining.com.au or speak with your teacher for more information.

 

EXIT POINTS

There are no early exit points for this course of study.

 

RESOURCES

Students are issued with course learning materials, workbooks and handouts relevant to each unit.

 

CAREER PATHWAYS

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

  • outdoor guide

 

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS

Upon successful completion of the CIII, you will be given credit transfer into the CIV Outdoor Recreation. 

Program Content

The training program covers 24 units of competency taken from the training package.

There are 12 core units and 12 elective units.

Course Outline

Group 1 CORE UNITS – All units must be completed 

Code Training Package Qualification Units of Competency
 BSBWOR301B  Organise personal work priorities and development
 HLTFA301C  Apply first aid
 SISOODR302A  Plan outdoor recreation activities
 SISOODR303A  Guide outdoor recreation sessions
 SISOOPS201A  Minimise environmental impact
 SISOOPS306A  Interpret weather conditions in the field
 SISXCAI306A  Facilitate  groups
 SISXCCS201A  Provide customer service
 SISXEMR201A  Respond to emergency situations
 SISXOHS101A  Follow occupational health and safety policies
 SISXRSK301A  Undertake risk analysis of activities
 TAEDEL301A  Provide work skill instruction

 

ELECTIVE UNITS 12 to be completed including 2 groups

Group B – Abseiling – Guide – Single Pitch – Natural Surfaces (5 units)
Group C – Bushwalking – Guide – Controlled Environment (3 units)
Group D – Canoeing – Guide – Flat Water (4 units)
Group AE – Skiing – Ski Touring – Guide – Day (4 units)
Group AH – Surfing – Guide – Basic (4 units)
Group AF – Snorkelling – Guide (3 units)
General Electives can also be chosen to bring total number of units to 24

Possible Career Pathways for Outdoor Guides

Bushwalking & Canoe Guide
Core + 2 elective groups
Bushwalking – Guide Controlled environment
Canoeing – Guide Flat Water
+ 4 General Electives
SISOODR404A Manage risk in an outdoor activity
SISOOPS202A Use and maintain a temporary or overnight sites
SISOOPS304A Plan for minimal environmental impact
SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote location

Bushwalking & XC Ski Guide
Core + 2 elective groups
Bushwalking – Guide Controlled environment
Ski Touring – Day
+ 5 General Electives
SISOODR404A Manage risk in an outdoor activity
SISOOPS202A Use and maintain a temporary or overnight sites
SISOOPS304A Plan for minimal environmental impact
SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote location
SISOBWG302A Apply intermediate bushwalking skills

Water Based Guide
Core + 2 elective groups
Canoeing – Guide Flat Water
Surfing – Guide Basic
Snorkelling – Guide
+ 1 general elective
SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote location

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Please refer to the pre enrolment information for new students for detailed information.  This can be found at www.5startraining.com.au

 

COURSE VENUES

 

There are various venues for this course which is predominantly based in the Blue Mountains National Park NSW.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

The following equipment will be required for your training

  • Sleeping bag – 3 season
  • Sleeping mat or Thermarest
  • Rain jacket
  • Over-pants
  • Suitable bushwalking footwear e.g. boots or runners
  • Thermal clothing (various weights top and bottom)
  • Compass
  • Map case
  • 75-80 litre backpack
  • Head torch or similar
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Stove (Trangia, Peak or MSR) and fuel bottle
  • Tent – 3 season
  • SunHat
  • Food for both day and overnight trips

 

Prior to purchasing any equipment please

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

T. 02 47393236

E.  info@5startraining.com.au

W. www.5startraining.com.au