Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

Course Code ODRCERTIV
Campus Benalla - Samaria Road
Duration 860 hours

Course Overview

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 adventure activity areas which include complex and non-routine situations.
The course is delivered as a hands on field based program. there are also some online support activities and readings that will assist students in becoming professions outdoor leaders and facilitators .

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion of the Cert Iv in Outdoor Recreation at GOTAFE, students can articulate directly into the Diploma of Outdoor Recreation at GOTAFE.
Students might also consider pursuing further studies in Recreation Mgt, Outdoor Education, Emergency Services,, Adventure Activity Guide/ leader through programs at alternative tertiary providers

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
· facilitator
· outdoor guide/leader
Basic adventure activity programming

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Benalla – Samaria Road 2 Days a Week – 9am to 4pm – Classroom & Field Based Activities (Camps) / 2018
Benalla – Samaria Road 2 Days a Week -9am to 4pm- Classroom & Field Based Activities (Camps) /SEM1-2019
Benalla – Samaria Road 2 Days a Week -9am to 4pm- Classroom & Field Based Activities (Camps) /SEM2-2019

Fee Information
Type Cost
Govt Subsidised-Standard $5,203.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession $1,040.60
Full Fee $7,052.00
Course Materials $2,580.00


Please note that the advertised fees relate to 2019.   For enrolments this year, please contact us for confirmation.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into this qualification, it is advised that a current first aid certificate is held.
Entry to this qualification by persons without prior outdoor recreation industry experience or formal qualifications is not neccesary .
Examples of sufficient relevant skills and knowledge for entry into the qualification may include:
· Previous qualification at the AQF level below
· Previous experience in the outdoor recreation industry and interest in outdoor pursuits

Entry into this qualification and progression between qualification levels will be based on the professional judgement. Entry to this qualification by persons without prior outdoor recreation industry experience or formal qualifications is not recommended.

Examples of sufficient relevant skills and knowledge for entry into the qualification may include:
Previous qualification at the AQF level below
Previous experience in the outdoor recreation industry and interest in outdoor pursuits

Units of Competency

ODRCERTIV – Core Units
SISXCCS404A – Address Client Needs
SISOOPS407A – Apply Search And Rescue Skills
SISXIND405A – Conduct Projects
SISOODR405A – Develop And Coordinate Programs Incorporating Outdoor Activities
BSBWOR404B – Develop Work Priorities
SISXOHS402A – Implement And Monitor Occupational Health And Safety Policies
SISOOPS306A – Interpret Weather Conditions In The Field
SISOODR404A – Manage risk in an outdoor activity
SISOODR302A – Plan Outdoor Recreation Activities
SISXIND404A – Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
TAEDEL301A – Provide work skill instruction
SISXEMR201A – Respond To Emergency Situations
SISXRES402A – Support Implementation Of Environmental Management Practices
SISXRES403A – Use Resources Efficiently

ODRCERTIV – Elective Units
HLTAID005 – Provide first aid in remote situations
SISOABL402A – Facilitate Adventure-based Learning Activities
SISOABN202A – Safeguard An Abseiler Using A Single Rope Belay System
SISOBWG302A – Apply Intermediate Bushwalking Skills
SISOBWG404A – Apply River Crossing Skills
SISOBWG405A – Guide Intermediate Bushwalks
SISOCLN302A – Apply Climbing Skills On Natural Surfaces
SISOCLN303A – Establish Belays For Climbing On Natural Surfaces
SISOCLN304A – Guide Top Rope Climbing Activities On Natural Surfaces
SISOCNE202A – Perform Deep Water Rescues
SISOCNE303A – Apply canoeing skills
SISOCRP302A – Conduct A High Ropes Session
SISOCRP403A – Supervise A Low Ropes Session
SISOCRP404A – Supervise a high ropes session
SISOCYT202A – Demonstrate Basic Cycling Skills
SISOKYS302A – Demonstrate Sea Kayaking Skills
SISOKYS303A – Guide Sea Kayaking Trips In Easy To Moderate Conditions
SISOKYS406A – Plan and navigate a sea kayaking inshore passage
SISOMBK201A – Demonstrate Basic Off-road Cycling Skills
SISOMBK302A – Apply advanced off-road cycling skills
SISOMBK303A – Guide Off-road Cycle Tours
SISONAV201A – Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
SISONAV302A – Apply Navigation Skills In An Intermediate Environment
SISOOPS202A – Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site
SISOOPS303A – Interpret Weather For Marine Environments
SISOVTR301A – Perform Vertical Rescues
SISXEMR402A – Coordinate Emergency Responses
SITTGDE303 – Lead tour groups

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Enrolment

Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Additional Information

Activity specific equipment is provided
The institute has some personal equipment for students to use. However, students are encouraged to obtain all personal equipment outline on the GOTAFE Outdoor Rec General equipment list.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.