Course Information


Course Description
This course develops competency for Caving.

The course will use a variety of campsites. Students are to bring their own camping equipment, rations, headlamp, and secondary light source.

Caving equipment will be provided (ropes, carabiners, helmet, harness, gloves, caving ladders, overalls etc).

Students may bring personal equipment, but it must pass an inspection by Group 314 prior to use.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of:

  • SISOCVE001 Traverse caves.
  • SISOCVE002 Descend and ascend ladders in caves.
  • SISOCVE003 Abseil single pitches in caves.
  • SISOCVE004 Descend and ascend single ropes in caves.
  • SISOCVE005 Establish ropes, ladders, and belays for caving.

The course content is:

  • Day 1 - Demonstration activity, knot craft, equipment, caving techniques.
  • Day 2 - Skill development, rescues, theory.
  • Day 3 - Skill development and assessment.
  • Day 4 - Skill development and assessment.
  • Day 5 - Skill development and assessment.

Nationally Recognised Training ( NRT ) under the Australian Quality Training Framework ( AQTF ).

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment

Course Fee
$1,500 ex GST (per enrolment)

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.
  • Have an email address and access to a computer with an internet connection.
  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.
  • Physical ability to abseil on a natural surfaces and traverse caves.

Students must hold the following units:

  • SISOABS003 Abseil single pitches, natural surfaces.
  • SISOABS006 Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces.

40 hours completed over a continuous period of five days.

Training Strategy
Training is provided using practical sessions whilst conducting caving activities.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students are required to be employed in an Outdoor Leader role and have prior skills and knowledge in roping. They will therefore have experience that qualifies as RPL. RPL will be assessed and supplemented by gap and/or refresher training as required.

Refer to the Group 314 RPL Policy Click here for more information.

Credit Transfer
Not available.

Refer to the Group 314 Credit Transfer Policy Click here for more information.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

  • Written Knowledge Assessment (5).
  • Competency Observation (7).
  • Skills Assessment(5).


More About This Course
More information about Group 314, including company policies and other general student information, is available at Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email or phone 1300 448 779.

Please email or phone 1300 448 779 to enrol.

Why study with us

  • The practical application of skills and knowledge is important to us.
  • Our trainers and assessors have vast amounts of industry experience.
  • Prior learning is recognised to avoid unnecessary effort.
  • Courses are customised to suit individual and organisational needs.
  • We will help as much as we can.
  • There are no unexpected charges and payment plans are offered.

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