OUTDOOR RECREATION COURSES

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

The outdoor recreation courses we deliver are:

SIS50310 Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

SIS20213 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

Scroll down for more information about each of these courses.

 

SIS50310 Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

Course Description
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in planning, implementing and evaluating outdoor recreation programs and activities across a range of activity areas which include complex and non-routine situations. Work would be undertaken autonomously with responsibility for management, leadership of others and maintenance of resources. Work would be performed in and for field locations with varied contexts requiring contingency planning.

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
  • Facilitator.
  • Operations manager.
  • Outdoor guide ( uncontrolled environment ).
  • Outdoor instructor.
  • Program manager.
This qualification could lead to an Australian Apprenticeship.

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

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 33 units of competency ( Units ).

The 33 Units must be made up of 18 Core Units plus 15 Elective Units.

The standard course offered by Group 314 includes the following Units:

Core Units
  • BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities.
  • SISOODR302A Plan outdoor recreation activities.
  • SISOODR404A Manage risk in an outdoor activity.
  • SISOODR405A Develop and coordinate programs incorporating outdoor activities.
  • SISOODR506A Evaluate policy for an outdoor organisation.
  • SISOOPS306A Interpret weather conditions in the field.
  • SISOOPS407A Apply search and rescue skills.
  • SISOOPS508A Manage natural resources.
  • SISXCCS402A Coordinate client service activities.
  • SISXEMR402A Coordinate emergency responses.
  • SISXFAC404A Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance.
  • SISXIND404A Promote compliance with laws and legal principles.
  • SISXIND406A Manage projects.
  • SISXOHS503A Establish and maintain occupational health and safety systems.
  • SISXRES402A Support implementation of environmental management practices.
  • SISXRES403A Use resources efficiently.
  • SISXRSK502A Manage organisational risk.
  • TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction.
Elective Units ( Abseiling / Canyoning Instructor )
  • SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system.
  • SISOABN406A Apply multi pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces.
  • SISOABN407A Establish ropes for multi pitch abseiling on natural surfaces.
  • SISOABN510A Instruct abseiling on multi pitch natural surfaces.
  • SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigational skills in a controlled environment.
  • SISOVTR402A Perform complex vertical rescues.
  • SISCAQU202A Perform basic water rescues.
  • SISOCAY302A Apply vertical canyoning skills.
  • SISOCAY405A Apply advanced vertical canyoning skills.
  • SISOCAY406A Establish complex belays in canyons.
  • SISOCAY508A Instruct canyoning skills.
  • SISONAV302A Apply navigational skills in an intermediate environment.
  • TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes.
  • TAEASS402B Assess competence.
  • TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation.
Other Elective Units

Other elective combinations are possible. There are many other elective units available. Those chosen will depend on the instructional discipline sought by a student such as:
  • Abseiling ( Natural Surface - Multi Pitch ).
  • Canyoning ( Multi Pitch ).
  • Caving ( Multi Pitch ).
  • Challenge Ropes Course ( Manage High Ropes ).
  • Climbing ( Multi Pitch - Lead ).
  • Kayaking ( White Water Grade 2 ).
  • Rafting.
  • Sea Kayaking ( Moderate to Difficult Conditions ).
  • Skiing ( Cross Country Advanced ).
In all cases selection of electives must relate to the core function or role of the student's current or intended work environment, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification ( as per the Australian Quality Framework ( AQF ) descriptors ).

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
Course fees are provided on the Enrolment page Click here

Entry Requirements
Students must:
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.
  • Have access to a computer with standard Microsoft Office programs.
  • Have 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.
  • Hold a current first aid certificate.
  • Have prior outdoor recreation industry experience or formal qualifications.


Duration
A period of 12 months.

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
Training is non-continuous. i.e. it is not delivered in a single block.

Training will be delivered through a combination of these delivery types:
  • Classroom ( for group training sessions ).
  • Workplace ( Practical activities in the outdoors ).
  • Distance.


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 may include:
  • Written exercises.
  • Verbal challenging.
  • Practical tasks / Reports / Discussion.
  • Workplace demonstrations.
  • Workplace simulations ( where a workplace cannot be used ).


Location
Classroom based training ( for group training sessions ) is usually located at client / student workplaces.

Outdoor activities will be undertaken in a range of locations as relevant to the instructional discipline being trained.

Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss course locations.

Workplace Arrangements
Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss workplace arrangements.

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.



SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

Course Description
Depending on the specialisations chosen, this qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in:

Guiding outdoor recreation activities in an uncontrolled 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 an uncontrolled environment has the skills, knowledge and experience that enable them to work independently within a variety of settings and contexts that may be complex and non-routine.

Instructing outdoor recreation skills
An instructor has the skills, knowledge and experience to facilitate skill transfer or development to clients in order that they may participate independently ( or with minimal supervision ) in outdoor activities. This requires the instructor to be able to:
  • Transfer required technical skills and knowledge to participants.
  • Apply a variety of appropriate instructional strategies.
  • Critique participants technique.
  • Assess participants skill and knowledge acquisition during and at the end of a program or session.
In all cases those with this qualification would be managing expected and unexpected situations with considerable autonomy. Leadership, guidance and supervision are involved when organising activities of self and others, as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature. Work would be performed in field locations with varied contexts requiring contingency planning and in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment.

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
  • Outdoor guide ( uncontrolled environment ).
  • Outdoor instructor.
This qualification could lead to an Australian Apprenticeship.

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

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 31 units of competency ( Units ).

The 31 Units must be made up of 15 Core Units plus 16 Elective Units.

The standard course offered by Group 314 includes the following Units:

Core Units
  • BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities.
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • SISOODR302A Plan outdoor recreation activities.
  • SISOODR404A Manage risk in an outdoor activity.
  • SISOODR405A Develop and coordinate programs incorporating outdoor activities.
  • SISOOPS306A Interpret weather conditions in the field.
  • SISOOPS407A Apply search and rescue skills.
  • SISXCCS404A Address client needs.
  • SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations.
  • SISXIND404A Promote compliance with laws and legal principles.
  • SISXIND405A Conduct projects.
  • SISXOHS402A Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies.
  • SISXRES402A Support implementation of environmental management practices.
  • SISXRES403A Use resources efficiently.
  • TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction.
Elective Units
    In all cases, selection of electives must relate to the core function or role of the student's current or intended work environment, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification ( as per the Australian Qualifications Framework ( AQF ) descriptors ).

    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
Course fees are provided on the Enrolment page of the Group 314 website Click here

Entry Requirements
Students must:
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.
  • Have access to a computer with standard Microsoft Office programs.
  • Have 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
A period of 12 months.

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
Training is non-continuous. i.e. it is not delivered in a single block.

Training will be delivered through a combination of these delivery types:
  • Classroom ( for group training sessions ).
  • Workplace ( Practical activities in the outdoors ).
  • Workplace simulations ( If real situations are not available ).
  • Distance.


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 may include:
  • Written exercises.
  • Verbal challenging.
  • Practical tasks / Reports / Discussion.
  • Workplace demonstrations.
  • Workplace simulations ( where a workplace cannot be used ).


Location
Classroom based training ( for group training sessions ) is usually located at client / student workplaces.

Outdoor activities will be undertaken in a range of locations as relevant to the instructional discipline being trained.

Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss course locations.

Workplace Arrangements
Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss workplace arrangements.

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.



SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

Course 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. 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.

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
  • Outdoor guide ( controlled environment ).
This qualification may lead to an Australian Apprenticeship.

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

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 24 units of competency ( Units ).

The 24 Units must be made up of 12 Core Units plus 12 Elective Units.

The standard course offered by Group 314 includes the following Units:

Core Units
  • BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development.
  • HLTAID003 Provide 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.
  • SISXCCS001 Provide quality 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
    In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification ( as per the Australian Qualifications Framework ( AQF ) descriptors ).

    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
Course fees are provided on the Enrolment page Click here

Government Funding
The Queensland Government subsidises this course for eligible Queenslanders. Information about this scheme is provided on the Government Funding page Click here

Entry Requirements
Students must:
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.
  • Have access to a computer with standard Microsoft Office programs.
  • Have 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
A period of 12 months.

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
Training is non-continuous. i.e. it is not delivered in a single block.

Training will be delivered through a combination of these delivery types:
  • Classroom ( for group training sessions ).
  • Workplace ( Practical activities in the outdoors ).
  • Distance.


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 may include:
  • Written exercises.
  • Verbal challenging.
  • Practical tasks / Reports / Discussion.
  • Workplace demonstrations.


Location
Classroom based training ( for group training sessions ) is usually located at client / student workplaces.

Outdoor activities will be undertaken in a range of locations as relevant to the instructional discipline being trained.

Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss course locations.

Workplace Arrangements
Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss workplace arrangements.

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.



SIS20213 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

Course Description
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in performing core skills in outdoor recreation environments and assisting with the conduct of a range of outdoor activities.

Work may be undertaken as part of a team and would be performed under supervision. Work would be undertaken in field locations such as camps or in indoor recreation centres or facilities, in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment.

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
  • Outdoor activity participant.
  • Outdoor participant.
This qualification may lead to an Australian Apprenticeship.

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

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of 15 units of competency ( Units ).

The 15 Units must be made up of 5 Core Units plus 10 Elective Units.

The standard course offered by Group 314 includes the following Units:

Core Units
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • SISOODR201A Assist in conducting outdoor recreation sessions.
  • SISOOPS201A Minimise environmental impact.
  • SISXIND101A Work effectively in sport and recreation environments.
  • SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies.
Elective Units
    Abseiling - Artificial Surfaces
  • SISOABA201A Demonstrate abseiling skills on artificial surfaces.
  • SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system.

  • Abseiling - Natural Surfaces
  • SISOABN201A Demonstrate abseiling skills on natural surfaces.
  • SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system.

  • Climbing - Top Rope - Artificial Surfaces
  • SISOCLA201A Demonstrate top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces.
  • SISXCAI102A Assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions.

  • Climbing - Top Rope - Natural Surfaces
  • SISOCLN201A Demonstrate top rope climbing skills on natural surfaces.
  • SISXCAI102A Assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions.

  • General
  • SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations.
  • SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment.
Other Elective Units

Other elective combinations are possible. In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification ( as per the Australian Qualifications Framework ( AQF ) descriptors ).

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
Course fees are provided on the Enrolment page Click here

Entry Requirements
Students must:
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.
  • Have access to a computer with standard Microsoft Office programs.
  • Have 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.


Duration
A period of 12 months.

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
Training is non-continuous. i.e. it is not delivered in a single block.

Training will be delivered through a combination of these delivery types:
  • Workbook.
  • Classroom ( for group training sessions ).
  • Workplace ( Practical activities in the outdoors ).
  • Workplace simulations ( Where real situations are not available ).


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 may include:
  • Written exercises.
  • Verbal challenging.
  • Practical tasks / Reports / Discussion.
  • Workplace demonstrations.
  • Workplace simulations ( Where real situations are not available ).


Location
Classroom based training ( for group training sessions ) is usually located at client / student workplaces.

Outdoor activities will be undertaken in a range of locations as relevant to the instructional discipline being trained.

Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss course locations.

Workplace Arrangements
Please contact Group 314 on 1300 448 779 or info@group314.com to discuss workplace arrangements.

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.