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SIS20213 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

The Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation is a nationally recognised qualification which provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in performing core skills in outdoor recreation environments and assisting with the conduct of a range of outdoor activities.

Work would be undertaken in field locations such as camps or in indoor recreation centres or facilities, in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment.

Venturer Scouts Pathway to Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

Venturer Scout Badges and Outdoor Recreation Qualifications


Scouting pathway

Any member of Scouts Australia who has sufficent evidence can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The enrolment Process is outlined on the SAIT Qualifications page. 

Experiences and learning received by Venturers, Rovers and Leaders across Australia, aligns closely to the requirements of the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation. A typical pathway that enables collection of valid evidence is a Venturer/Rover/Leader;

After completing your enrolment with the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT), a SAIT assessor will be assigned to you and they will assess your evidence. They may ask for further evidence or have a conversation with you to gather further information about your experiences.

Upon successfully completing your Recognition of Prior Learning assessment, you will receive a Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation (SIS20213).

Structure of the Qualification

The Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation requires 15 units of competency, yet it can vary in what outcomes each person achieves. 

Core units

HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SISOODR201A  Assist in conducting outdoor recreation sessions
SISOOPS201A Minimise environmental impact
SISXIND101A Work effectively in sport and recreation environments
SISXOHS101A       Follow occupational health and safety policies


Elective units - Scout Adventurous Activities Level 1 Bushwalking

PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment
SISONAV201A  Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment 
SISOOPS202A  Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site 
SISOBWG201A      Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment 


Elective units - An option for a leader who wants to take their Scouts Canoeing and Kayaking would be;


Elective units - An option for a Venturer who has got involved with rock activities would be;

SISOCNE201A  Demonstrate simple canoeing skills           SISOABN201A Demonstrate abseiling skills on natural surfaces
SISOCNE202A  Perform deeep water rescues    SISOABN202A Safegaurd an abseiler using a single rope belay system
SISOCNE303A  Apply canoeing skills    SISOCVE201A Demonstrate caving skills
SISOKYK201A  Demonstrate simple kayaking skills    SISOCAY201A Demonstrate horizontal canyoning skills
SISOKYK302A  Apply kayaking skills    SISOCLN201A    Demonstrate top rope climbing skills on natural surfaces
SISXEMR201A  Respond to emergency situations    SISXCAI102A Assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions