SISSS00015 – Bushwalking Guide Controlled Environment


This skillset teaches partipants how to guide bushwalking activities in controlled environments. "Controlled environments" are in tracked or easy untracked areas that are reliably marked on maps and are obvious on the ground.

Course Name: SISSS00015 - Bushwalking Guide Controlled Environment
Course Code: SISSS00015
Course Duration: 3-6 months part time.
Training Plans: Bushwalking Guide Controlled Environment

Bushwalking is the activity of trekking on foot through various outdoor environments. Mostly this occurs on tracks designed for bushwalking, but can also be through untracked areas of varying vegetation, climatic conditions, elevation and duration. This skillset will teach you how to plan and guide a bushwalk, how to operate communication systems and equipment, how to minimise the environmental impacts of a group in the bush, interpreting weather conditions and other skills such as responding to emergency situations and undertaking a risk analysis of an activity.


Written risk assessments, emergency management plans and practical assessments will be used in this skillset.

Entry Requirements:

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid is a prerequsite unit and must be completed prior to starting this skill set.

Qualification Requirements:

There are no qualification requirements to this course.
A current first aid certificate - HLTAID003 Provide irst aid, is a Core Unit and is required before commencing the course.

Units of Competence:
CodeUnit NameType
SISOODR302A Plan outdoor recreation activities Core
SISOODR303A Guide outdoor recreation sessions Core
SISOOPS201A Minimise environmental impact Core
SISOOPS306A Interpret weather conditions in the field Core
SISXCAI306A Facilitate groups Core
SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations Core
SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies Core
SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities Core
PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment Elective
SISOBWG201A Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment Elective
SISOBWG303A Guide bushwalks in a controlled environment Elective
SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment Elective
SISOOPS304A Plan for minimal environmental impact Elective

These units provide a credit towards SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation.
Course Cost is:
$1375 Non Funded OR
$626 Non Concessional and Funded* OR
$465 Concessional and Funded*

*Higher Skill Level Funding

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