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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:

  • facilitator
  • operations manager
  • outdoor guide (uncontrolled environment)
  • outdoor instructor
  • program manager

 

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

Scouting pathway

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:

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
  SISXIND406A   Manage projects
  SISXOHS503A   Establish and maintain occupational health and safety systems
  SISXRSK502A   Manage organisational risk
 
  • Activity Groupings may include a range of adventurous activities.
  • Each candidate should discuss their preferences with their Assessor or the Branch Commissioner for VET.