Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

Campus Benalla - Samaria Road
Duration 1400 hours

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

On completion of the Diploma program further tertiary courses may be available in areas such as those listed below
– Recreation Mgt
– Outdoor Education
– Emergency Services
– Adventure Therapy

Job roles
The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
· facilitator
· operations manager
· outdoor guide (uncontrolled environment)
· outdoor instructor
· program manager

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Benalla – Samaria Road Classroom Intensives & Camp Attendances – Trimester 2/2019
Benalla – Samaria Road Classroom Intensives & Camp Attendances – Trimester 3/2019

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,400 $8.00 $11,200.00 $6.00 $8,400.00
Full Fee 1,400 $9.33 $13,062.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,400 $3.00 $4,200.00 N/A N/A

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

Further to Qualification entry requirements specific to the training package, GOTAFE prefer that students have competed a minimum of Year 11. Students are required to attend an interview prior to course application and should have outdoor recreation experience. Pre requisite units will need to be completed prior to Diploma study through enrolment at Lower AQF level.

Units of Competency


SISOOPS407A – Apply Search And Rescue Skills
SISXCCS402A – Coordinate Client Service Activities
SISXEMR402A – Coordinate Emergency Responses
SISXFAC404A – Coordinate Facility And Equipment Acquisition And Maintenance
SISOODR405A – Develop And Coordinate Programs Incorporating Outdoor Activities
BSBWOR404B – Develop Work Priorities
SISXOHS503A – Establish And Maintain Occupational Health And Safety Systems
SISOODR506A – Evaluate Policy For An Outdoor Organisation
SISOOPS306A – Interpret Weather Conditions In The Field
SISOOPS508A – Manage Natural Resources
SISXRSK502A – Manage organisational risks
SISXIND406A – Manage projects
SISOODR404A – Manage risk in an outdoor activity
SISOODR302A – Plan Outdoor Recreation Activities
SISXIND404A – Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
TAEDEL301A – Provide work skill instruction
TAEDEL301A – Provide work skill instruction
SISXRES402A – Support Implementation Of Environmental Management Practices
SISXRES403A – Use Resources Efficiently

ODRDIPLOMA – Elective Units

SISOABL503A – Design And Facilitate Adventure-based Learning Programs
SISOABL503A – Design And Facilitate Adventure-based Learning Programs
SISOABL503A – Design And Facilitate Adventure-based Learning Programs
HLTAID005 – Provide first aid in remote situations
HLTAID005 – Provide first aid in remote situations
SISOABN202A – Safeguard An Abseiler Using A Single Rope Belay System
SISOABN202A – Safeguard An Abseiler Using A Single Rope Belay System

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.

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.