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SIS40619

Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership

Take the next step in your outdoor recreation career with this practical course. This qualification will set you up with the specialised knowledge and skills required to work as an activity guide or instructor.

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TIME 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$55
Concession
$3,850
Subsidised
$4,640
Full Fee
$8,340
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Course overview

Take the next step in your outdoor recreation career with this practical course. This qualification is perfect for people who want to work as leaders in the great outdoors. You will gain the specialised knowledge and skills required to work as an activity guide or instructor. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there are over 65,000 people employed in the sport, fitness and recreation industry. Live everyday like an adventure with a unique career in this exciting industry.

This course will give you the skills to motivate others, and help people realise their potential and develop a better understanding of themselves. You will also gain practical skills in areas such as canoeing, high and low ropes courses, and hiking. Our passionate, industry experienced teachers will give you all the support and guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will equip you to lead, guide and instruct outdoor recreation activities. You will be qualified to work as an outdoor guide or instructor in the outdoor recreation industry.

What can I do?

  • Outdoor Recreation Activity Instructor
  • Outdoor Recreation Activity Guide

Course outcome:

SIS40619 Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $55 for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 15 elective units from the list below. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS003
    Maintain work health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain work health and safety

  • UNIT CODE
  • PUAOPE013
    Operate communications systems and equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    PUAOPE013
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate communications systems and equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISOFLD002
    Minimise environmental impact
    UNIT CODE :
    SISOFLD002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement predetermined minimal environmental impact practices while delivering outdoor recreation activities. Environmental impact includes that to the natural environment and to Indigenous and non-Indigenous heritage and cultural sites.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Minimise environmental impact

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISOPLN001
    Finalise operation of outdoor recreation activities
    UNIT CODE :
    SISOPLN001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise the final operational logistics for any type of outdoor recreation activity before departure. It requires the ability to evaluate the predetermined activity plan, which might be self-developed or developed by others, and to adjust this according to current conditions. It involves the final selection and packing of equipment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Finalise operation of outdoor recreation activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISOPLN002
    Plan outdoor activity sessions
    UNIT CODE :
    SISOPLN002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to plan sessions for any type of outdoor recreation activity and to coordinate operational logistics. It requires the ability to plan for activity sessions within a whole of program, or for standalone activity sessions that meet the needs of participants, and to evaluate the effectiveness of sessions.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan outdoor activity sessions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISOPLN004
    Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities
    UNIT CODE :
    SISOPLN004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify hazards, assess associated risks, take measures to eliminate or control those risks and document all processes. It covers the processes necessary to manage the significant risks associated with delivering outdoor recreation activities. It can apply to whole of program planning or planning for standalone activity sessions and is relevant to any type of activity.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISOPLN005
    Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities
    UNIT CODE :
    SISOPLN005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage integrity in sport risks, inform participants about integrity in sport and assist participants to address integrity issues.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISORSC001
    Conduct search and rescue
    UNIT CODE :
    SISORSC001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct a search and rescue within an activity-specific context. It requires the ability to fully assess the situation, develop a response plan and complete searches and rescues using methods and equipment appropriate for the situation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct search and rescue

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISXCAI006
    Facilitate groups
    UNIT CODE :
    SISXCAI006
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and facilitate the effective functioning of a group of people participating in an activity.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate groups

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISXCCS003
    Address client needs
    UNIT CODE :
    SISXCCS003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage ongoing and sometimes complex relationships with clients. It requires the ability to match client services to client needs and to be familiar with service provision options that can be negotiated with the client and customised to meet their needs.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Address client needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISXEMR002
    Coordinate emergency responses
    UNIT CODE :
    SISXEMR002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to coordinate a response to an emergency situation. The unit focuses on assessing emergency situations, implementing an emergency action plan, and coordinating a prompt and effective response.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Coordinate emergency responses

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISXFAC001
    Maintain equipment for activities
    UNIT CODE :
    SISXFAC001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct routine maintenance and minor repairs on equipment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain equipment for activities

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $55
  • Concession: $3,850
  • Subsidised: $4,640
  • Full fee: $8,340

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Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership (SIS40619)

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Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership

COURSE CODE: SIS40619
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is recommended that students have a strong interest in outdoor pursuits / personal outdoor experience or outdoor recreation industry experience.

It is highly recommended that students have an adequate level of physical fitness prior to enrolling. During this course you will be required to participate in a number of outdoor adventure activities including high ropes, canoeing and bush walking with a pack. You should be aware these activities have a degree of risk associated with them. If you are concerned your level of physical fitness is not sufficient, please contact the course coordinator.

Resources Required

The total advertised cost includes the cost of Tuition fees and an estimated cost of $400 for additional resources required. The uniform and kit list cost of $350 is an approximate cost, it is highly recommended that students shop around for the best prices. Students may already have some of these items and therefore the total cost will then reduce. Please note: Orienteering Event is delivered by an external provider. Students must pay approximate cost of $50 to an external provider. This cost is also included in the total advertised cost.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by SIS40621 Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership as of 22 March 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 21 March 2023. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into a replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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