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SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

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.

Scouting requirements for Adventurous Activity Guides

There are members of Scouts Australia, who are recognised as Adventurous Activities Guides. 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 table below indicates which Units of Competency are required for the Scouts Adventurous Activity Guides and how that aligns with the Units of Competency from the Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation. Scouting in Australia does not require anyone to hold a Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation, however any person who has reached the level of Adventurous Activity Guide in 2 activity areas will usually only have 1 or 2 Units of Competency remaining to complete the full Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation.

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 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation.  A typical pathway 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 current experiences.

Upon successfully completing your Recognition of Prior Learning assessment, you will receive a Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation (SIS30413).

 

Unit of Competency Requirements

e-Learning and Workbooks

Scouts Adventurous Activity Guide

Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

First Aid

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

 

External provider

Required

Required

Level 1 Common Core

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

e-Learning modules

Workbooks

Practical application verified by a Guide or Instructor 

 

Required

 

Electives

Adventurous Activities – Common Core A

  • SISOODR302A Plan outdoor recreation activities
  • SISOODR303A Guide outdoor recreation sessions
  • SISOOPS201A Minimise environmental impact
  • SISOOPS304A Plan for minimal environmental impact
  • SISOOPS306A Interpret weather conditions in the field
  • SISXCAI306A Facilitate groups

e-Learning modules

Workbook
Practical application verified by a Guide or Instructor 

 

Required

 

Required (Core)

Adventurous Activities – Common Core B1

  • SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies
  • SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities
  • SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations

e-Learning modules

Workbook

Practical application verified by a Guide or Instructor 

 

Required

 

Required (Core)

Enterprise Trainer

  • TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

Workbook

  • Introductory Training
Practical application verified by a Guide or Instructor 

 

Required

 

TAEDEL301A Required

BSBCMM401 Elective

Additional Core Units of Competency

  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  • SISXCCS201A Provide customer service

e-Learning modules

 Workbook

Verified practical application 

 

Not required

 

Required (Core)

Additional Units of Competency from relevant Adventurous Activity Streams

Along with the Guide unit of Competency, you must already hold or complete at the same time, relevant Adventurous Activity Units of Competency (National Adventurous Activities Framework).

So that you know what others are learning, Guides should also complete the relevant e-Learning which is targeted at Scouting, Level 1 knowledge.

One (1) activity stream required

Two (2) activity streams required

Bushwalking - Controlled

  • SISOBWG201A Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment
  • SISOBWG303A Guide bushwalks in a controlled environment

Bushwalking - Intermediate

  • SISOBWG302A Apply intermediate bushwalking skills
  • SISONAV302A Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment
  • SISOBWG404A Apply river crossing skills
  • SISOBWG405A Guide intermediate bushwalks 

e-Learning modules

Workbook

Or

Practical application verified by a Guide or Instructor 

  • Current Logbook required

 

Bushwalking - Controlled: Units of Competency relate to Scout Level 1 Bushwalking plus the Guide Unit of Competency

Bushwalking - Intermediate: Units of Competency relate to Scout Level 2 Bushwalking plus the Guide Unit of Competency

Canoeing - Flatwater

  • SISOCNE202A Perform deep water rescues
  • SISOCNE303A Apply canoeing skills
  • SISOCNE305A Guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water

Kayaking - Flatwater

  • SISOCNE202A Perform deep water rescues
  • SISOKYK302A Apply kayaking skills
  • SISOKYK304A Guide kayaking trips on flat and undemanding water

e-Learning modules

Workbook

Or

Practical application verified by a Guide or Instructor  

  • Current Logbook required

 

Units of Competency relate to Scout Level 2 Canoeing plus the Guide Unit of Competency

Units of Competency relate to Scout Level 2 Kayaking plus the Guide Unit of Competency

Abseiling - Natural, Single pitch

  • SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system
  • SISOABN303A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces
  • SISOABN304A Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces
  • SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescue
  • SISOABN305A Guide abseiling on single pitch natural surfaces

Abseiling - Artificial, Single pitch

  • SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system
  • SISOABA302A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on artificial surfaces
  • SISOABA303A Establish ropes for abseiling on artificial surfaces
  • SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescue
  • SISOABA304A Guide abseiling on single pitch artificial surfaces

e-Learning modules

Workbook

Or

Practical application verified by a Guide or Instructor  

  • Current Logbook required

 

Abseiling - Natural, Single pitch: Units of Competency relate to  Scout Level 2 Abseiling (Natural) plus the Guide Unit of Competency

Abseiling - Artificial, Single pitch: Units of Competency relate to  Scout Level 2 Abseiling (Artificial) plus the Guide Unit of Competency

  • Sailing
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Caving
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canyoning
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkelling
  • Skiing
  • Four wheel driving

 

Practical application verified by a Guide or Instructor  

Further information for other adventurous activities will be added later.

  • Current Logbook required

 

Units of Competency relate to Scout Level 2 in the activity stream plus the Guide Unit of Competency