Scouts Australia Institute of Training
SIS50310 Diploma of Outdoor Recreation
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 activity areas which include complex and non-routine situations. Work would be undertaken autonomously with responsibility for management, leadership of others and maintenance of resources. Work would be performed in and for field locations with varied contexts requiring contingency planning.
The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
Scouting requirements for Guides and Instructors
The adventurous activity Guides are typically the people delivering adventurous activities to youth members. To be in charge of adventurous activities, all Guides must hold specified Units of Competency, plus the Units of Competency identified for the relevant adventurous activity in the current version of the Scouts Australia Adventurous Activities Training & Assessment Matrix.
The Instructors are members of the National Training Team who provide training in adventurous activities to adults in Scouting. To be considered for an Instructor appointment, all Instructors must have completed Wood Badge Training and hold specified Units of Competency, plus the Units of Competency identified for the relevant adventurous activity in the current version of the Scouts Australia Adventurous Activities Training & Assessment Matrix.
Any member of Scouts Australia who has sufficient evidence can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. The enrolment Process is outlined on the SAIT Qualifications page. Experiences and learning received by Youth and Adult members across Australia, has been mapped and aligns to the requirements of the Diploma of Outdoor Recreation. A typical pathway within Scouts Australia, that enables collection of valid evidence is:
- Participate in workshops, expeditions, and assisting to conduct and instruct activities within your chosen activity area.
- Maintain a verifiable log book of relevant trips, journeys and workshops.
- Complete the e-Learning modules in, Adventurous Activities Training.
- Guides and Instructors complete an Observation Checklist for activities that they have observed you conducting.
- Complete the appropriate Scouts Australia, Adventurous Activity workbooks.
- Complete the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation and you will be more than halfway to completion of the Diploma of Outdoor Recreation.
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 Diploma of Outdoor Recreation (SIS50310).
Structure of the Qualification
The Diploma of Outdoor Recreation includes18 core units of competency plus 15 elective units of competency within a minimum of two activitiy groupings. Each student should discuss their preferred activity groupings with their Assessor or Branch Commissioner for VET.
|Core Units||BSBWOR404B||Develop work priorities|
|SISOODR302A||Plan outdoor recreation activities|
|SISOODR404A||Manage risk in an outdoor activity|
|SISOODR405A||Develop and coordinate programs incorporating outdoor activities|
|SISOOPS306A||Interpret weather conditions in the field|
|SISOOPS407A||Apply search and rescue skills|
|SISXEMR402A||Coordinate emergency responses|
|SISXIND404A||Promote compliance with laws and legal principles|
|SISXRES402A||Support implementation of environmental management practices|
|SISXRES403A||Use resources efficiently|
|TAEDEL301A||Provide work skill instruction|
|SISOODR506A||Evaluate policy for an outdoor organisation|
|SISOOPS508A||Manage natural resources|
|SISXCCS402A||Coordinate client service activities|
|SISXFAC404A||Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance|
|SISXOHS503A||Establish and maintain occupational health and safety systems|
|SISXRSK502A||Manage organisational risk|