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Get the skills to get outside!

Would you like to turn the great outdoors into your own office? The Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation at TAFE Queensland East Coast could turn your passion into a career. Many different employment opportunities exist within the outdoor recreation industry, particularly in relation to leading adventure activities for school-aged children. By completing this program with a quality government provider we will equip you with all the skills you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry.

 You'll learn about

  •  Guiding flat water canoeing
  •  Guiding bushwalking in tracked and easy untracked areas
  •  Conducting and supervising high and low ropes courses
  •  Leading and facilitating teams
  •  Search and rescue
  •  Responding to emergency situations
  •  Managing risk during outdoor activities

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LOCATION/S

Mooloolaba

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 12 months / up to 4 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $7,148
  • Subsidised $3,800
  • Concession $3,087

Cost details

1300 656 188

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How to enrol

 Jackson Sainty

Get involved with every aspect of the industry!

During my studies I found there were plenty of opportunities for my classmates and I to get involved in every aspect of the fitness industry, from testing each other's skills in sports, to getting hands-on experience working at the fitness centre at the TAFE Campus. Being able to learn and perform the skills made the classes fun for everyone. I particularly enjoyed being able to work with people of all different abilities during work experience at the TAFE gym. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking for change in career or a pathway to a greater goal.
More about this course.

Jackson Sainty
Diploma of Fitness

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Mooloolaba Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

Course Entry Requirements

  • It is highly recommended that students have previous 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 bushwalking 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 on 1300 656 188.

Enrolment Entry Requirements

  • Entry into this program for students who don’t have previous experience but have a strong interest in outdoor pursuits or have personal outdoor experience is via an interview with the teacher.

Please note: Employers may require you to be over 18 years of age on completion of this program to be employed in the industry. Additional restrictions or eligibility criteria may also apply.

Location/s

Mooloolaba
34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Mountain Creek QLD 4557

Resources required

Please see the relevant documents section for any relevant booklists, uniform and resource kit lists required for this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland East Coast's online learning system, 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

This program is delivered with a significant amount of practical training in the outdoors and is combined with on-campus classes, online and workbook activities and work experience. You will spend multiple nights out on field trips participating in and learning about outdoor activities and leadership.

In addition to the scheduled class time, students should allow up to 15 hours per week to undertake personal study and research to complete learning and assessments.

Please note: the timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.

Please note: this program is delivered over 2 Semesters, Semester 1 is a full time work load, Semester 2 is part-time so you can work in the outdoor recreation industry while you study.

Placement

Approximately 20 days of work experience is required for successful completion of this program.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

Blue Card: Commission for Children and Young People Act 2000 (Qld) contains a new law to help ensure that people seeking to work with children are suitable. This is called 'the working with children check'. Any person wanting to work in regulated employment, as a paid employee, a volunteer, or a person carrying on a regulated business, will have to fill out a Blue Card application form consenting to a criminal history check prior to his or her appointment or engagement (See ‘Relevant Documents below). Further details can be obtained at the following link for Blue Card Services or by telephone on 1800 688 275 (Free call). Students will complete the Blue Card Application at Orientation.

First Aid: HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid is included in the delivery of this course. Students who have completed their first aid with another provider must provide proof of completion for credit transfer.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete:
Core Competencies: 15
Elective Competencies: 16

Semester 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SISOODR302A Plan outdoor recreation activities Core
SISOOPS306A Interpret weather conditions in the field Core
SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations Core
SISXCAI306A Facilitate groups Elective
SISOABL301A Assist in the facilitation of adventure-based learning activities Elective
SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities Elective
SISOODR404A Manage risk in an outdoor activity Core
SISXCCS404A Address client needs Core
SISOBWG201A Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment Elective
SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment Elective
SISOOPS202A Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site Elective
SISOCNE303A Apply canoeing skills Elective
SISOCNE202A Perform deep water rescues Elective
SISOCNE305A Guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water Elective
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction Core
SISOCRP302A Conduct a high ropes session Elective
SISOCRP301A Conduct a low ropes session Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core
Semester 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SISOOPS407A Apply search and rescue skills Core
SISOODR405A Develop and coordinate programs incorporating outdoor activities Core
SISXIND405A Conduct projects Core
BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities Core
SISXRES402A Support implementation of environmental management practices Core
SISXRES403A Use resources efficiently Core
SISXIND404A Promote compliance with laws and legal principles Core
SISXOHS402A Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies Core
SISOCRP404A Supervise a high ropes session Elective
SISOCRP403A Supervise a low ropes session Elective
SISOABL402A Facilitate adventure-based learning activities Elective
SISOBWG303A Guide bushwalks in a controlled environment Elective
PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland East Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 1300 656 188. We're here to help.

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$7,148

FULL FEE

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$3,800

SUBSIDISED

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$3,087

CONCESSION

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Full fee

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment. Find out more information about payment plans

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy funded by the Queensland Government that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • and don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply

Please note: As part of your enrolment into a Higher Level Skills program you will need to complete a student survey.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Additional costs

The total advertised cost includes the cost of Tuition fees and an estimated cost of $700 for additional resources required. Please refer to the Relevant Documents section for further information.

The uniform and kit list cost of $640 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 $60 to an external provider. This cost is also included in the total advertised cost.

Outcome

SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation - On campus

Job prospects

  • Outdoor Adventure Instructor
  • Outdoor Adventure Guides
  • Activity Guide

 Jackson Sainty

Get involved with every aspect of the industry!

During my studies I found there were plenty of opportunities for my classmates and I to get involved in every aspect of the fitness industry, from testing each other's skills in sports, to getting hands-on experience working at the fitness centre at the TAFE Campus. Being able to learn and perform the skills made the classes fun for everyone. I particularly enjoyed being able to work with people of all different abilities during work experience at the TAFE gym. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking for change in career or a pathway to a greater goal.
More about this course.

Jackson Sainty
Diploma of Fitness

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You're ready if you've:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
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  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafeeastcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 188.
In person: at any TAFE Queensland East Coast location.
Online: Full Fee paying students can enrol online

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafeeastcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

Mooloolaba Campus - Tuesday 21 February 2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm - Room MLC1.08.

Students are to bring two forms of official identification (for example - drivers’ license, bank or credit card, Medicare card or similar) for Blue card application.

Students must also bring $40 to pay for the TAFE polo shirt; orders will be taken by the external provider.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 16 January 2017

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