SIS30413 – Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation


This nationally recognised qualification provides skills and knowledge for an individual to competently guide an outdoor recreation activity.

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.

The individual must also be familiar with those SOPs and where to find available assistance should a non-routine situation arise.

After successful completion students will be able to guide clients to safely participate in specialised outdoor recreation activities.

Work typically will be at clearly defined site specific locations such as camps, recreation centres or facilities and fields on public land. Work may be undertaken in differing environments such as dry land, water or even mountainous terrains, using various types of equipment.

Course Name: SIS30413 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
Course Code: SIS30413
Course Duration: 6 - 18 months
Training Plans: Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation - $4765.00

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in guiding outdoor recreation activities in a controlled environment. This course requires technical knowledge of an 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.


This unit uses several assessment strategies including but not limited to:
- Practical observation of skills and knowledge
- Written assessment
- Log book entries
- Projects and case scenarios

Entry Requirements:

Whilst there are no entry requirements to this qualification by persons without prior outdoor recreation experience is not recommended.
Examples of sufficient relevant skills and knowledge for entry into the qualification may include:
• Previous qualification at the AQF level below
• Previous experience in the outdoor recreation industry and interest in outdoor pursuits
Entry into this qualification and progression between qualification levels will be based on the professional judgement of the RTO, in consultation with the individual.

Qualification Requirements:

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

Units of Competence:
CodeUnit NameType
BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development Core
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core
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
SISXCCS201A Provide customer service Core
SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations Core
SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies Core
SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities Core
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction Core

Course Cost $4765

All students must have a USI number to be issued a certificate. If you require us to create a USI on your behalf please view this privacy notice https://www.usi.gov.au/system/files/documents/privacy_notice_0_0.pdf

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