OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP COURSES

Below is an overview of the outdoor leadership courses we deliver. For more information give Group 314 a call on 1300 448 799

The outdoor leadership courses we deliver are:

SIS50419 Diploma of Outdoor Leadership

SIS40619 Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership

PWC Personal Skills

Scroll down for more information about each of these courses.

UATLs wishing to gain civilian accreditation should visit this page.

SIS50419 Diploma of Outdoor Leadership

Course Description
This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior leaders or program, logistics and operations managers.

Senior leaders lead and supervise dependent participants in recreational activities and have a role in planning these activities. They are highly proficient in activity techniques and have well-developed leadership skills to manage group participation, cohesion, operational logistics, risk and significant problems as they arise.

Managers are involved in recreational program planning, implementation and evaluation, facility and equipment management, the leadership of personnel, and the operational management of a department or a small business.

All work with significant autonomy, using initiative and judgement to analyse and solve complex problems, and to design systematic approaches to operational practices.

This qualification provides a pathway to work for any type of organisation that delivers outdoor recreation activities including commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations.

Licensing/Regulatory Information - No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 28 units of competency ( Units ).

The 28 Units must be made up of 13 Core Units plus 15 Elective Units.

Core Units
The following units will be Credit Transfer from Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership.

  • PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment.

  • SISOPLN002 Plan outdoor activity sessions.

  • SISOPLN004 Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities.

  • SISOPLN005 Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities.

  • SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups.


The following Units need to be completed.

  • HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety.

  • SISOPLN003 Develop outdoor recreation programs.

  • SISOPLN006 Plan for minimal environmental impact.

  • SISOPLN007 Manage risk for outdoor programs.

  • SISXCCS002 Coordinate client service activities.

  • SISXEMR002 Coordinate emergency responses.

  • SISXIND005 Coordinate work teams or groups.

  • SISXIND008 Manage legal compliance.


Elective Units

At least 2 of the following elective groups must be completed. These units must have been previously gained for Credit Transfer.

  • Group A - Abseiling, Natural Surfaces, Multi Pitch.

  • Group D - Canyoning, Easy to Intermediate.

  • Group E - Canyoning, Intermediate to Advanced.

  • Group G - Challenge Course, High elements.

  • Group H - Climbing, Natural Surfaces, Top Rope.

  • Group I - Climbing, Natural Surfaces, Lead, Single Pitch.

  • Group J - Climbing, Natural Surfaces, Lead, Multi Pitch.

  • Group T - Kayaking, Moving Water.

  • Group U - Kayaking, White Water, Grade 2 Rivers.

  • Group W - Sea Kayaking.

  • Group X - Sea Kayaking, Exposed Waters.

  • Group Y - Rafting, Grade 3 Rivers.

  • Group Z - Rafting, Grade 4 Rivers.

  • Group AC - Ski Touring.


Other Elective Units

The remaining elective units can be selected from any of the other groups, or from elsewhere in the SIS Training Package, or from any other current training package or accredited course.

In all cases, the selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Please contact Group 314 to discuss your personal circumstances and review your previous training/qualifications so that an Individual Training Plan can be developed.

Please Click here for further information and contact Group 314 for assistance on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com

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

Certification Type
Qualification

Course Fee
The standard fee is $2,500 ex GST for this course (where Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership is a pre-requisite).

Course fees may vary depending on the amount of RPL or Credit Transfer available. Please contact Group 314 to discuss your individual circumstances to develop a custom training plan.

Government Funding
Not applicable

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.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.

  • Have prior outdoor recreation industry experience or formal qualifications.



Duration
The course is conducted over a period of 12 months.

Because Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership is a pre-requisite, many units are awarded as Credit Transfer. The course is planned to take 195 hours.

Some students may be able to complete the course in less time through demonstrated prior learning.

Refer to the Group 314 Recognition of Prior Learning Policy Click here and the Group 314 Credit Transfer Policy Click here for more information.

Training Strategy
The entire course is conducted as an E-Learning package using an online training system where students complete a variety of activities, questions and projects.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Available.

Successful RPL applications may result in variations to the duration and cost of the course.

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

Credit Transfer
Available.

Successful Credit Transfer applications may result in variations to the duration and cost of the course.

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.

Assessment activities include:

  • Written knowledge assessments.

  • Assignments.



Location
Online at a location determined by the student.

Workplace Arrangements
Not applicable.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.



SIS40619 Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership

Course Description
This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled outdoor recreation leaders who lead and supervise dependent participants in recreational activities according to activity plans, which they develop.

These leaders are proficient in recreational activity techniques and have well-developed leadership skills to manage group participation, cohesion, operational logistics, risk and significant problems as they arise. While actions are limited by the parameters of plans, policies and procedures, they work with a considerable amount of autonomy.

This qualification reflects the role of leaders who can work at or close to base but often work in remote areas distant from support. Communication systems may be unreliable and assistance from medical and emergency services may not be readily available. They are expected to make high level independent judgements about logistical, technical, safety and emergency response issues.

This qualification provides a pathway to work for any type of organisation that delivers outdoor recreation activities including commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations.

Licensing/Regulatory Information - No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 27 units of competency ( Units ).

The 27 Units must be made up of 12 Core Units plus 15 Elective Units.

Core Units

  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety.

  • PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment.

  • SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact.

  • SISOPLN001 Finalise operation of outdoor recreation activities.

  • SISOPLN002 Plan outdoor activity sessions.

  • SISOPLN004 Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities.

  • SISOPLN005 Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities.

  • SISORSC001 Conduct search and rescue.

  • SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups.

  • SISXCCS003 Address client needs.

  • SISXEMR002 Coordinate emergency responses.

  • SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities.


Elective Units

At least 2 of the following elective groups must be completed.

  • Group A - Abseiling, Natural Surfaces, Single Pitch.

  • Group B - Abseiling, Natural Surfaces, Multi Pitch.

  • Group C - Bushwalking, Difficult Tracked Environments, Rivers.

  • Group D - Bushwalking, Extremely Difficult Tracked and Untracked Environments.

  • Group E - Canyoning, Easy to Intermediate.

  • Group F - Canyoning, Intermediate to Advanced.

  • Group H - Challenge Course, High elements.

  • Group I - Climbing, Natural Surfaces, Top Rope.

  • Group J - Climbing, Natural Surfaces, Lead, Single Pitch.

  • Group K - Climbing, Natural Surfaces, Lead, Multi Pitch.

  • Group L - Canoeing, Moving Water.

  • Group M - Canoeing, White Water.

  • Group N - Caving.

  • Group O - Cycle Touring, On Road.

  • Group P - Cycle Touring, Off Road Intermediate Trails.

  • Group U - Kayaking, Moving Water.

  • Group V - Kayaking, White Water, Grade 2 Rivers.

  • Group W - Sea Kayaking.

  • Group X - Sea Kayaking, Exposed Waters.

  • Group Y - Rafting, Grade 3 Rivers.

  • Group Z - Rafting, Grade 4 Rivers.

  • Group AD - Ski Touring.

  • Group AG - Stand up Paddling Boarding, Surf.

  • Group AH - Stand up Paddling Boarding, Sheltered Coastal Waters.


Other Elective Units

The remaining elective units can be selected from any of the other groups, or from elsewhere in the SIS Training Package, or from any other current training package or accredited course.

In all cases, the selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Please contact Group 314 to discuss your personal circumstances and review your previous training/qualifications so that an Individual Training Plan can be developed.

Please Click here for further information and contact Group 314 for assistance on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com

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

Certification Type
Qualification.

Course Fee
The maximum course fee is $6,995 ex GST.

Course fees will vary depending on the amount of RPL or Credit Transfer available. Please contact Group 314 to discuss your individual circumstances to develop a custom training plan.

No more than $1,500 ex GST will be charged up front, the remainder will be charged in progressive payments.

Government Funding
Not applicable

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.

  • Have good language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.

  • Have previous experience or partial qualifications in Outdoor Leadership.



Duration
Duration will vary depending on the amount of RPL or Credit Transfer available, but is expected to take up to 12 months to complete in most circumstances. Please contact Group 314 to discuss your individual circumstances to develop a custom training plan.

Training Strategy
Theoretical components of the course are conducted as an E-Learning package using an online training system where students complete a variety of activities, questions and projects.

Modules for hard skills are scheduled as required, depending on student needs and chosen disciplines. Hard skill modules range from short workshops through to camps that are 7-14 days in duration.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Available.

Successful RPL applications may result in variations to the duration and cost of the course.

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

Credit Transfer
Available.

Successful Credit Transfer applications may result in variations to the duration and cost of the course.

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.

Assessment activities include:

  • Written knowledge assessments.

  • Assignments.

  • Practical demonstration - skills checklists.

  • Practical demonstration - competency observation.

  • Third party evidence.



Location
Online at a location determined by the student.

Various outdoor locations across Australia depending on the chosen skill areas.

Workplace Arrangements
Not applicable.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website Click here SIS40619

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.



PWC Personal Skills

Course Description
This course is designed to verify the skills and knowledge required to ride personal watercraft for experienced personnel.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be used to issue two units of competence.
Licensing/Regulatory Information - Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements will apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 2 units of competency.



  • SISOPWC001 Ride personal watercraft in smooth water conditions.

  • SISOPWC002 Ride personal watercraft in slight water conditions.



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

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment

Entry Requirements
These requirements are standard for all courses.


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.

  • Have good language, literacy, and numeracy skills.

  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.


These requirements are specific for this course.


  • Existing PWC skills and knowledge.

  • Current PWC licence.



Duration
8 Hours

Training Strategy
The course is for experienced PWC riders only. As such, training is not formally part of this course.

If gap training is required, this will be provided by the student's employer or negotiated separately with Group 314 prior to assessment in the pre-course evaluation.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Available.


RPL will be verified during the Assessment Module.

Credit Transfer
Available.

Successful Credit Transfer applications may result in variations to the duration and cost of the course.

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

Assessment Strategy
Verification of competency will consist of:

  • Knowledge assessments (written or verbal or a mixture of both).

  • A practical demonstration of skills.

  • Third party reports.

  • Portfolio evidence (such as logbook, training records, activity reports etc).



Location
Practical skills assessments will be conducted in a suitable location as negotiated with Group 314 during the Pre-Course Evaluation.

Workplace Arrangements
Some skills assessments may need to be conducted in the workplace.

A workplace supervisor may be required to provide Third Party evidence.

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 info@group314.com or phone 1300 448 779.