SIS30413 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

An outdoor recreation fiend? There's recognition for that.

Getting outdoors every day and perfecting skills in Outdoor Recreation like guiding trips, watching the weather, responding to emergency situations, and undertaking risk analysis of activities may have actually qualified you to earn formal recognition for your expertise.

An ideal situation for those wanting to become certified, explore improved employment opportunities, or get started in the field of Outdoor Recreation, bring your skills in abseiling, bushwalking, canoeing, canyoning, ropes courses, fishing, SCUBA, and snow sports.

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  • 24 units must be completed:

  • 12 core units

  • 12 elective units, consisting of:

  • all the units in any two of Groups A to AJ, or
  • all the units in any one of Groups A to AJ, and all the units in any one of Groups AK to AT
  • the remaining to make up the required 12 elective units from General electives, or any of the above groups; up to 4 of these remaining units may be selected elsewhere in SIS10, or any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 2, 3 or 4.

In all cases, selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core Units

BSBWOR301B

Organise personal work priorities and development

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

SISOODR302A

Plan outdoor recreation activities

SISOODR303A

Guide outdoor recreation sessions

SISOOPS201A

Minimise environmental impact

SISOOPS306A

Interpret weather conditions in the field

SISXCAI306A

Facilitate groups

SISXCCS201A

Provide customer service

SISXEMR201A

Respond to emergency situations

SISXOHS101A

Follow occupational health and safety policies

SISXRSK301A

Undertake risk analysis of activities

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

Elective Units

Group A  - Abseiling  - Guide  - Single Pitch  - Artificial Surfaces 

SISOABA302A

Apply single pitch abseiling skills on artificial surfaces

SISOABA303A

Establish ropes for abseiling on artificial surfaces

SISOABA304A

Guide abseiling on single pitch artificial surfaces

SISOABN202A

Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system

SISOVTR301A

Perform vertical rescues

Group B  - Abseiling  - Guide  - Single Pitch  - Natural Surfaces 

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

SISOABN305A

Guide abseiling on single pitch natural surfaces

SISONAV201A

Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISOVTR301A

Perform vertical rescues

Group C  - Bushwalking  - Guide  - Controlled Environment 

PUAOPE002B

Operate communications systems and equipment

SISOBWG201A

Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment

SISOBWG303A

Guide bushwalks in a controlled environment

SISONAV201A

Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

 

Group D  - Canoeing  - Guide  - Flat Water 

SISOCNE202A

Perform deep water rescues

SISOCNE303A

Apply canoeing skills

SISOCNE305A

Guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water

SISONAV201A

Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

 

Group E  - Canoeing  - Guide  - White Water Grade 2 

SISOCNE304A

Apply inland canoeing skills on Grade 2 water

SISOCNE307A

Guide canoeing trips on Grade 2 water

SISONAV201A

Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISOWWR201A

Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water

SISOWWR302A

Demonstrate white water rescues and recoveries

 

Group F  - Canyoning  - Guide  - Single Pitch 

SISCAQU202A

Perform basic water rescues

SISOCAY302A

Apply vertical canyoning skills

SISOCAY303A

Establish belays in canyons

SISOCAY304A

Guide single pitch canyoning trips

SISONAV201A

Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISOVTR301A

Perform vertical rescues

 

Group G  - Caving  - Guide - Single Pitch 

SISOCVE201A

Demonstrate caving skills

SISOCVE302A

Apply single pitch abseiling skills in caves

SISOCVE303A

Rig a ladder pitch

SISOCVE304A

Apply laddering skills

SISOCVE305A

Apply caving specific single rope techniques

SISOCVE306A

Rig ropes and establish belays in caves

SISOCVE307A

Guide vertical single pitch caving trips

SISOCVE308A

Guide horizontal caving trips

SISOVTR301A

Perform vertical rescues

 

Group H  - Challenge Ropes Course - Conduct High Ropes 

SISOABL301A

Assist in the facilitation of adventure-based learning activities

SISOCRP302A

Conduct a high ropes session

 

Group I - Challenge Ropes Course - Conduct Low Ropes 

SISOABL301A

Assist in the facilitation of adventure-based learning activities

SISOCRP301A

Conduct a low ropes session

 

Group J  - Climbing  - Guide  - Artificial Surfaces  - Top Rope 

SISOCLA302A

Apply top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces

SISOCLA303A

Establish belays for climbing on artificial surfaces

SISOCLA311

Guide top rope climbing activities on artificial surfaces

 

Group K  - Climbing  - Guide  - Natural Surfaces  - Top Rope 

SISOCLN302A

Apply climbing skills on natural surfaces

SISOCLN303A

Establish belays for climbing on natural surfaces

SISOCLN304A

Guide top rope climbing activities on natural surfaces

SISONAV201A

Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISOVTR301A

Perform vertical rescues

 

Group L  - Cycle Touring  - Guide  - On-road 

SISOCYT201A

Select, set up and maintain a bike

SISOCYT202A

Demonstrate basic cycling skills

SISOCYT303A

Apply on-road cycling skills

SISOCYT304A

Guide on-road cycle tours

TLIH3002A

Plan and navigate routes

 

Group M  - Fishing  - Guide 

SISOFSH201A

Catch and handle fish

SISOFSH202A

Select, catch and use bait

SISOFSH203A

Select, rig and use terminal tackle

SISOFSH204A

Select, use and maintain fishing tackle outfits

SISOFSH205A

Construct and work simple fishing lures

SISOFSH206A

Locate and attract fish

SISOFSH307A

Guide fishing trips

SISOFSH308A

Instruct fishing skills

 

Group N  - Fishing Equipment 

SISOFSH201A

Catch and handle fish

SISOFSH204A

Select, use and maintain fishing tackle outfits

SISOFSH205A

Construct and work simple fishing lures

SISOFSH310A

Tie simple fishing flies

SISOFSH314A

Construct and repair fishing rods

 

Group O  - Fishing Guide  - Beach 

SISOFSH201A

Catch and handle fish

SISOFSH313A

Catch crabs, prawns and squid

SISOFSH315A

Demonstrate beach fishing skills

SISOOPS303A

Interpret weather for marine environments

 

Group P  - Fishing Guide  - Estuary 

SISOFSH201A

Catch and handle fish

SISOFSH312A

Demonstrate estuary fishing skills

SISOOPS303A

Interpret weather for marine environments

 

Group Q  - Fishing Guide  - Fly 

SISOFSH201A

Catch and handle fish

SISOFSH309A

Apply fly fishing skills

SISOFSH310A

Tie simple fishing flies

 

Group R  - Fishing Guide  - Freshwater 

SISOFSH201A

Catch and handle fish

SISOFSH311A

Demonstrate freshwater fishing skills

 

Group S  - Four Wheel Driving  - Guide 

SISODRV302A

Drive and recover a 4WD vehicle

SISODRV303A

Guide 4WD tours

TLIB2003A

Carry out vehicle servicing and maintenance

TLIB2004A

Carry out vehicle inspection

TLIH3002A

Plan and navigate routes

 

Group T  - Horse Riding  - Arena 

AHCLSK309A

Implement animal health control programs

AHCLSK320A

Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

SISOEQO303A

Conduct horse riding sessions in an arena

SISOEQO304A

Apply first aid for horses

SISSEQS303A

Teach the fundamental skills of riding

SISOEQO317

Supervise horse handling

 

Group U  - Horse Riding  - Guide Day Rides 

AHCLSK309A

Implement animal health control programs

AHCLSK320A

Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

SISOEQO202A

Demonstrate basic horse riding skills

SISOEQO304A

Apply first aid for horses

SISOEQO305A

Ride horses in tracked areas

SISOEQO306A

Guide day horse trail rides in tracked areas

SISOEQO317

Supervise horse handling

 

Group V  - Kayaking  - Guide  - Flat Water 

SISOCNE202A

Perform deep water rescues

SISOKYK302A

Apply kayaking skills

SISOKYK304A

Guide kayaking trips on flat and undemanding water

SISONAV201A

Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

 

Group W  - Kayaking  - Guide  - White Water Grade 2 

SISOKYK303A

Apply inland kayaking skills on Grade 2 water

SISOKYK305A

Guide kayaking trips on Grade 2 water

SISONAV201A

Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISOWWR201A

Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water

SISOWWR302A

Demonstrate white water rescues and recoveries

 

Group X  - Mountain Biking  - Guide 

SISOCYT202A

Demonstrate basic cycling skills

SISOMBK201A

Demonstrate basic off-road cycling skills

SISOMBK302A

Apply advanced off-road cycling skills

SISOMBK303A

Guide off-road cycle tours

SISONAV302A

Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

 

Group Y  - Personal Water Craft  - Guide 

SISOPWC303A

Ride personal water craft in moderate to difficult conditions

SISOPWC304A

Guide tours using personal water craft

 

Group Z  - Rafting Guide  - Moving Water 

SISONAV201A

Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISORAF301A

Guide a raft on moving water

SISOWWR201A

Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water

 

Group AA  - SCUBA  - Advanced 

SISOSCB301A

SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

SISOSCB302A

Complete night dives

SISOSCB303A

Complete deep dives to between 18 and 40 metres

SISOSCB304A

Navigate prescribed routes underwater

 

Group AB  - SCUBA  - Dive Guide 

SISCAQU202A

Perform basic water rescues

SISOSCB301A

SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

SISOSCB306A

Perform diver rescues

SISOSCB308A

Guide a SCUBA dive

SISOSNK201A

Demonstrate snorkelling activities

SISOSNK302A

Guide snorkelling

 

Group AC  - SCUBA  - Master Diver 

SISOSCB301A

SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

SISOSCB302A

Complete night dives

SISOSCB303A

Complete deep dives to between 18 and 40 metres

SISOSCB304A

Navigate prescribed routes underwater

SISOSCB305A

Complete underwater search and recovery dives

SISOSCB306A

Perform diver rescues

 

Group AD  - SCUBA  - Open Water 

SISOSCB301A

SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

SISOSCB306A

Perform diver rescues

SISOSCB313A

Complete computer aided dives

 

Group AE  - Skiing  - Ski Touring  - Guide  - Day 

SISONAV302A

Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

SISOSKT303A

Day ski tour away from a patrolled area

SISOSKT304A

Guide day ski tours

SISOSKT305A

Apply snow craft skills for day touring

 

Group AF  - Snorkelling  - Guide 

SISCAQU202A

Perform basic water rescues

SISOSNK201A

Demonstrate snorkelling activities

SISOSNK302A

Guide snorkelling

 

Group AG  - Snowboarding  - Guide  - Day 

SISONAV302A

Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

SISOSKB302A

Snowboard on intermediate terrain

SISOSKB303A

Guide day snowboarding activities

SISOSKT305A

Apply snow craft skills for day touring

 

Group AH  - Surfing  - Guide  - Basic 

SISOSRF202A

Demonstrate basic surfing manoeuvres in controlled conditions

SISOSRF303A

Perform intermediate level surfing manoeuvres

SISOSRF304A

Perform simple rescues in moderate surf conditions

SISOSRF305A

Guide surfing sessions

 

Group AI  - Trail Bike Riding  - Guide  - Advanced 

SISONAV302A

Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

SISOTBR201A

Select, set up and maintain an off-highway motorcycle

SISOTBR303A

Apply advanced off-highway motorcycling skills

SISOTBR304A

Guide off-highway motorcycle tours

 

Group AJ  - Yachting  - Windsurfing 

SISOYSA302A

Apply enhanced windsurfing skills in moderate conditions

SISOYSA303A

Use a sailboard in stronger winds

 

Group AK  - Boating 

MEM50008B

Carry out trip preparation and planning

MEM50009B

Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat

MEM50010B

Respond to boating emergencies and incidents

SISOOPS303A

Interpret weather for marine environments

 

Group AL  - Community Development 

SISCCRD301A

Facilitate community development through recreational activities

SISCCRD302A

Recruit and manage volunteers

 

Group AM  - Disability 

CHCDIS301C

Work effectively with people with a disability

CHCDIS400C

Provide care and support

SISCCRO303A

Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons

 

Group AN  - Interpretation  - Cultural 

SITTGDE101

Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

SITTGDE304

Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

SITTGDE306

Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures

SITTGDE401

Coordinate and operate a tour

 

Group AO  - Interpretation  - Cultural and Heritage Environments 

SISOINT302A

Develop specialist resources for interpretive activities

SITTGDE304

Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

SITTGDE309

Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments

SITTGDE401

Coordinate and operate a tour

 

Group AP  - Interpretation  - Flora, Fauna and Landscape 

SISOINT302A

Develop specialist resources for interpretive activities

SITTGDE304

Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

SITTGDE307

Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape

SITTGDE401

Coordinate and operate a tour

 

Group AQ  - Interpretation  - Marine Environments 

SITTGDE301

Work as a guide

SITTGDE303

Lead tour groups

SITTGDE304

Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

SITTGDE305

Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides

 

Group AR  - Natural Resource Planning 

AHCNAR301A

Maintain natural areas

AHCWRK311A

Conduct site inspections

 

Group AS  - Tour Guiding 

SITTGDE301

Work as a guide

SITTGDE303

Lead tour groups

SITTGDE304

Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

SITTGDE305

Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides

 

Group AT  - Youth  - Orientation 

CHCYTH301E

Work effectively with young people

CHCYTH002

Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

 

General electives 

SISOARC301A

Conduct an archery session

SISOBWG302A

Apply intermediate bushwalking skills

SISOCAY201A

Demonstrate horizontal canyoning skills

SISOCLA305A

Apply route setting skills

SISOCLN405A

Apply single pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces

SISOCNE306A

Instruct canoeing skills on flat and undemanding water

SISOCYT202A

Demonstrate basic cycling skills

SISOINT201A

Conduct interpretation within an outdoor activity

SISOINT302A

Develop specialist resources for interpretive activities

SISOKYS302A

Demonstrate sea kayaking skills

SISOKYS303A

Guide sea kayaking trips in easy to moderate conditions

SISOKYS304A

Demonstrate sea kayaking skills in moderate to difficult conditions

SISOODR404A

Manage risk in an outdoor activity

SISOOPS202A

Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site

SISOOPS304A

Plan for minimal environmental impact

SISOOPS305A

Provide first aid in a remote location

SISOPWC202A

Demonstrate simple personal water craft skills in controlled conditions

SISOSCB307A

Inspect and fill SCUBA cylinders

SISOSCB309A

Complete dives off boats

SISOSCB310A

Complete an underwater video

SISOSCB311A

Take still photographs underwater

SISOSCB312A

Complete dry suit dives

SISOSCB314A

Complete wreck dives

SISOSCB315A

Complete drift dives on SCUBA

SISOSCB316A

Dive at altitude greater than 300 metres

SISOSCB317A

Complete a dive using Enriched Air Nitrox

SISOSCB318A

Dive in open water using surface supplied air

SISOSRF202A

Demonstrate basic surfing manoeuvres in controlled conditions

SISOTBR201A

Select, set up and maintain an off-highway motorcycle

SISOVTR301A

Perform vertical rescues

SISOYSB302A

Sail a small boat in light to moderate conditions

SISSCNO305A

Perform the advanced skills and tactics of canoeing

SITTGDE302

Provide arrival and departure assistance

SITXCOM401

Manage conflict

SITXFSA101

Use hygienic practices for food safety

Entry to this qualification by persons without prior outdoor recreation industry experience or formal qualifications 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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

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