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Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership

SIS40619

Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership – SIS40619

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled outdoor recreation leaders who lead and supervise dependent participants in recreational activities according to activity plans, which they develop.

These leaders are proficient in recreational activity techniques and have well-developed leadership skills to manage group participation, cohesion, operational logistics, risk and significant problems as they arise. While actions are limited by the parameters of plans, policies and procedures, they work with a considerable amount of autonomy.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

The Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation prepares you to work in the following roles:

  • Outdoor guide (uncontrolled environment)
  • Outdoor instructor
  • Basic adventure activity programming
  • Activity Facilitator/Leader

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in Bachelor of Outdoor Education at La Trobe University, Federation University and Victorian University.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

Open from 13/07/2021 - Workshops / Online - 9.00am to 5.00pm / 2021

1. Subsidised Standard
$8,597.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$1,717.00
3. Full Fee
$14,310.00
Course Materials
$1,961.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$70.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Completion of year 11 is preferred
It is desirable that applicants have:
  • Outdoor experience which may include previous experience participating in an outdoor education program, pursuit of outdoor activities, scouts, cadets or previous work in an outdoor adventure context, essentially some exposure to natural environments in an adventure activity context.
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 activity sessions
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
Elective Units
SISOABL002
Facilitate adventure-based learning activities
SISOBWG002
Bushwalk in difficult tracked environments
SISOBWG004
Cross rivers during bushwalks
SISOBWG006
Lead bushwalks in difficult tracked environments
SISOCLM002
Top rope climb single pitches, natural surfaces
SISOCLM006
Establish belays for single pitch climbing on natural surfaces
SISOCLM009
Lead single pitch climbing activities on natural surfaces, top rope climbing
SISOFLD006
Navigate in tracked environments
SISOFLD007
Navigate in difficult tracked environments
SISORAF001
Guide a raft on grade 2 rivers
SISORAF002
Guide a raft on grade 3 rivers
SISORAF005
Lead rafting activities on grade 3 rivers
SISORSC002
Perform vertical rescues
SISORSC004
Self rescue in white water
SISORSC005
Rescue others in white water
SISORSC006
Lead and participate in complex white water rescues

Assessment methods may include:

  • Practical demonstration
  • Written assessments
  • Scenarios

Caleb Stoneman - Benalla

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Placements:

There is no mandatory placement for this qualification however the student is required to commit to face-to-face practical camps.

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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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