Course Information

UATL Conversion – Back Country Skiing and Alpine Survival

Course Description
Group 314 has developed a suite of conversion courses to enable Army Unit Adventurous Training Leaders (UATL's) to gain civilian accreditation for their UATL qualification.

The UATL qualification is closely aligned to the Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership. Each UATL discipline has been mapped to the qualification to maximise the amount of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

This course is for Back Country Skiing and Alpine Survival UATL's. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be used to partially issue SIS40619 Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership.

Course Content
This course consists of the following Units of Competency:

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 recreation activities
  • 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

Group AD Ski Touring

  • SISOFLD008 Navigate in extremely difficult tracked and untracked environments
  • SISOSKT002 Ski on intermediate cross country terrain
  • SISOSKT003 Use snow craft skills for alpine touring
  • SISOSKT005 Lead skiing activities on intermediate cross country terrain

Imported / Elective Units

  • SISOABL002 Facilitate adventure-based learning activities
  • SISOSKT001 Ski on easy cross country terrain
  • SISOSKT004 Lead skiing activities on easy cross country terrain

An extra eight (8) units are required to obtain the full qualification. It is recommended that other qualifications are used for Credit Transfer (such as Certificate IV in Training and Assessment). It is recommended that Group 314 be contacted prior to enrolling to discuss how the additional units will be achieved.

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

Certification Type

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.
  • Be a qualified and current UATL.
  • Have conducted at least two Adventurous Training (AT) activities.

40 hours.

Training Strategy
No training is conducted for this course. All required skills and knowledge are to be obtained by prior learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
This course is only available through RPL.

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

Credit Transfer

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

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete some assessment activities to verify competency:

  • Knowledge assessments (online).
  • Third party evidence reports.
  • Portfolio (document uploads).

There are three steps in the process:

  • Step 1 - Upload qualification, provide proof of currency, complete knowledge assessments.
  • Step 2 - Provide evidence of conducting AT, provide Third Party Evidence, complete knowledge assessments.
  • Step 3 - Complete additional tasks to meet the packaging requirements of the qualification (this will vary).


More About This Course
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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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