Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

SIS30413

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $5606

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

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Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in guiding outdoor recreation activities in a controlled environment. It requires technical knowledge of the outdoor recreation activity to be transferred to allow individuals to safely participate in the outdoor activity. It does not provide the skills and knowledge to impart the required level of technical knowledge and expertise to allow participants to independently undertake outdoor recreation activities.

A guide operating in a controlled environment has the skills, knowledge and experience to work autonomously within a closely defined range of skilled operations involving known routines, methods and procedures, where a small amount of discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures. This person may work independently only within clearly defined contexts where there are clearly defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and relevant documented guidelines, key safety features and risk management procedures for the specific activity location, they are familiar with those SOPs, and where assistance is available should a non-routine situation arise.

Work can be undertaken either autonomously or as part of a team under supervision. This supervision can be on or off site and would provide support to deal appropriately with unplanned or unexpected events. Work would be undertaken in field locations with clearly defined site specific situations such as camps, recreation centres or facilities or fields on various public lands. Work may be undertaken in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment.

Job roles

The following is indicative job role for this qualification:

  • outdoor guide (controlled environment).
  • Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who were satisfied with the training.

    Improved Employment Status

    Surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

    Enrolled in Further Study

    Surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who have enrolled in additional training or education.

    Median Salary

    Median salary for surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

    Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

    Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) are employed as:

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    71.9%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers

    6.8%

    Labourers
    Professionals

    5.5%

    Professionals

    Top 3 Employing Industries

    Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of the Society and Culture field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) are employed in:

    Health Care and Social Assistance

    58.4%

    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Public Administration and Safety

    10.7%

    Public Administration and Safety
    Education and Training

    5.8%

    Education and Training

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

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    Subsidised Training

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    VET Student Loans

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    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Sport, Fitness and Recreation Career Pathway

    Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation is in the Society and Culture Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Sport, Fitness and Recreation.


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