SIS50310 - Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

Have experience as an outdoor expert? Get it recognised.

If you've built a resume stocked with Outdoor Recreation pursuits, the skills you've already mastered may qualify you for formal recognition. Knowledge of weather conditions in the field, management of natural resources, efficient use of resources, and management of organisational risk advance your status.

An ideal plan for those seeking certification, wanting to improve their job options, or thinking of entering the field Outdoor Recreation, show your competence in bushwalking, diving, climbing, water sports, cycling, or snow sports to earn this qualification.

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  • 33 units must be completed:

  • 18 core units

  • 15 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 AS
  • the remaining to make up the required 15 elective units from General electives, or any of the above groups; up to 5 of these elective units may be selected elsewhere in SIS10 or any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 4 or 5.

In all cases selection of electives must relate to the core function or role of the candidate's current or intended work environment, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

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

SISOODR506A

Evaluate policy for an outdoor organisation

SISOOPS306A

Interpret weather conditions in the field

SISOOPS407A

Apply search and rescue skills

SISOOPS508A

Manage natural resources

SISXCCS402A

Coordinate client service activities

SISXEMR402A

Coordinate emergency responses

SISXFAC404A

Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance

SISXIND404A

Promote compliance with laws and legal principles

SISXIND406A

Manage projects

SISXOHS503A

Establish and maintain occupational health and safety systems

SISXRES402A

Support implementation of environmental management practices

SISXRES403A

Use resources efficiently

SISXRSK502A

Manage organisational risk

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

 

Electives units

Group A  - Abseiling  - Instruct  - Natural Surface  - Multi Pitch 
SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system
SISOABN406A Apply multi pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces
SISOABN407A Establish ropes for multi pitch abseiling on natural surfaces
SISOABN510A Instruct abseiling on multi pitch natural surfaces
SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigational skills in a controlled environment
SISOVTR402A Perform complex vertical rescues

 

Group B  - Bushwalking  - Guide  - Uncontrolled Environment 

PUAOPE002B

Operate communications systems and equipment

SISOBWG404A

Apply river crossing skills

SISOBWG406A

Apply bushwalking skills in uncontrolled landscapes

SISOBWG510A

Guide bushwalks in an uncontrolled environment

SISONAV403A

Navigate in uncontrolled environments

 

Group C  - Bushwalking  - Specialist  - Alpine 
SISOBWG507A Apply advanced bushwalking skills in alpine areas
SISOOPS509A Interpret weather for mountain environments
SISONAV403A Navigate in uncontrolled environments

 

Group D  - Bushwalking  - Specialist  - Arid 

SISOBWG508A

Apply advanced bushwalking skills in arid areas

SISONAV403A

Navigate in uncontrolled environments

Group E  - Bushwalking  - Specialist  - Tropical 

SISOBWG509A

Apply advanced bushwalking skills in tropical areas

SISONAV403A

Navigate in uncontrolled environments

 

Group F  - Canoeing  - Guide  - White Water Grade 3 

SISOCNE408A

Apply inland canoeing skills on Grade 3 water

SISOCNE410A

Guide canoeing trips on Grade 3 water

SISONAV302A

Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

SISOWWR201A

Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water

SISOWWR403A

Perform complex white water rescues and recoveries

 

Group G  - Canoeing  - Instruct  - White Water Grade 2 

SISOCNE304A

Apply inland canoeing skills on Grade 2 water
SISOCNE409A Instruct canoeing skills 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 H  - Canoeing  - Instruct  - White Water Grade 3 
SISOCNE408A Apply inland canoeing skills on Grade 3 water
SISOCNE511A Instruct canoeing skills on Grade 3 water
SISONAV302A Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment
SISOWWR201A Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water
SISOWWR403A Perform complex white water rescues and recoveries

 

Group I  - Canyoning  - Instruct - Multi Pitch 
SISCAQU202A Perform basic water rescues
SISOCAY302A Apply vertical canyoning skills
SISOCAY405A Apply advanced vertical canyoning skills
SISOCAY406A Establish complex belays in canyons
SISOCAY508A Instruct canyoning skills
SISONAV302A Apply navigational skills in an intermediate environment

 SISOVTR402A

Perform complex vertical rescues

 

Group J  - Caving  - Instruct  - Multi Pitch 

SISOCVE302A Apply single pitch abseiling skills in caves

SISOCVE305A Apply caving specific single rope techniques

SISOCVE409A Rig ladders in complex situations

SISOCVE410A Rig a complex pitch using caving specific techniques

SISOCVE411A Apply vertical caving skills

SISOCVE412A Rig multi pitches in complex vertical cave systems

SISOCVE413A Navigate in untrogged caves

SISOCVE522A Instruct vertical multi pitch caving skills

SISOVTR402A Perform complex vertical rescues

Group K  - Caving  - Specialist  - Sink Hole Diving 

SISOCVE416A Apply cavern diving skills

SISOCVE518A Apply cave diving skills

SISOCVE519A Apply sinkhole diving skills

SISOSCB301A Scuba dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

SISOSCB302A Complete night dives

Group L  - Caving  - Specialist  - Sump Diving 

SISOCVE416A Apply cavern diving skills

SISOCVE518A Apply cave diving skills

SISOCVE520A Apply sump diving skills

SISOSCB301A Scuba dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

SISOSCB302A Complete night dives

Group M  - Caving  - Specialist Cave Diving 

SISOCVE416A Apply cavern diving skills

SISOCVE518A Apply cave diving skills

SISOCVE521A Apply advanced cave diving skills

SISOSCB301A Scuba dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

SISOSCB302A Complete night dives

Group N - Challenge Ropes Course - Manage High Ropes 

SISOABL402A Facilitate adventure-based learning activities

SISOCRP302A Conduct a high ropes session

SISOCRP404A Supervise a high ropes session

SISOCRP506A Manage a high ropes course

Goup O - Challenge Ropes Course - Manage Low Ropes 

SISOABL402A Facilitate adventure-based learning activities

SISOCRP301A Conduct a low ropes session

SISOCRP403A Supervise a low ropes session

SISOCRP505A Manage a low ropes course

Group P  - Climbing  - Guide  - Natural Surface  - Multi Pitch  - Lead 

SISOCLN406A Apply multi pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces

SISOCLN407A Establish belays for multi pitch climbing on natural surfaces

SISOCLN410A Guide lead climbing activities on multi pitch natural surfaces

SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISOVTR402A Perform complex vertical rescues

Group Q  - Climbing  - Guide  - Natural Surface  - Single Pitch  - Lead 

SISOCLN303A Establish belays for climbing on natural surfaces

SISOCLN405A Apply single pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces

SISOCLN408A Guide lead climbing activities on single pitch natural surfaces

SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues

Group R  - Climbing  - Instruct  - Artificial Surface  - Multi Pitch  - Lead 

SISOCLA407A Apply multi pitch lead climbing skills on artificial surfaces

SISOCLA408A Establish belays for multi pitch climbing on artificial surfaces

SISOCLA510A Instruct lead climbing on multi pitch artificial surfaces

SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues

Group S  - Climbing  - Instruct  - Natural Surface  - Multi Pitch  - Lead 

SISOCLN406A Apply multi pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces

SISOCLN407A Establish belays for multi pitch climbing on natural surfaces

SISOCLN512A Instruct lead climbing on multi pitch natural surfaces

SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISOVTR402A Perform complex vertical rescues

Group T  - Climbing  - Instruct  - Natural Surface  - Single Pitch  - Lead 

SISOCLN303A Establish belays for climbing on natural surfaces

SISOCLN405A Apply single pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces

SISOCLN411A Instruct lead climbing on single pitch natural surfaces

SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues

Group U  - Equine Management 

SISOEQO409A Train and condition horses

SISOEQO515A Manage stable maintenance

SISOEQO516A Manage the education of horses

Group V  - Kayaking  - Guide  - White Water Grade 3 

SISOKYK406A Demonstrate inland kayaking skills on Grade 3 water

SISOKYK409A Guide kayaking trips on Grade 3 water

SISONAV302A Apply navigation skills in an intermendiate environment

SISOWWR201A Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water

SISOWWR403A Perform complex white water rescues and recoveries

Group W  - Kayaking  - Instruct  - White Water Grade 2 

SISOKYK303A Apply inland kayaking skills on Grade 2 water

SISOKYK408A Instruct kayaking skills 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  - Kayaking  - Instruct  - White Water Grade 3 

SISOKYK406A Demonstrate inland kayaking skills on Grade 3 water

SISOKYK510A Instruct kayaking skills on Grade 3 water

SISONAV302A Apply navigational skills in an intermediate environment

SISOWWR201A Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water

SISOWWR403A Perform complex white water rescues and recoveries

Group Y  - Mountain Biking  - Instruct 

SISOCYT202A Demonstrate basic cycling skills

SISOMBK201A Demonstrate basic off-road cycling skills

SISOMBK302A Apply advanced off-road cycling skills

SISOMBK404A Instruct off-road cycling skills

SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

Group Z  - Personal Water Craft  - Instruct  - Advanced Skills 

SISOPWC303A Ride personal water craft in moderate to difficult conditions

SISOPWC506A Instruct advanced personal water craft riding skills

Group AA  - Rafting  - Instruct 

SISORAF404A Coordinate and manage white water rafting trips

SISORAF505A Instruct rafting skills

SISOWWR403A Perform complex white water rescues and recoveries

Group AB  - Rafting  - Trip Leader  - Grade 3 Rapids 

SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISORAF403A Guide a raft on Grade 4 rapids

SISORAF404A Coordinate and manage white water rafting trips

SISOWWR201A Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water

SISOWWR403A Perform complex white water rescues and recoveries

Group AC  - SCUBA  - Instruct  - Specialties 

SISOSCB301A SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

SISOSCB420A Instruct specialised SCUBA diving skills

Group AD  - Sea Kayaking  - Guide  - Moderate to Difficult Conditions 

PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment

SISOCNE202A Perform deep water rescues

SISOKYS304A Demonstrate sea kayaking skills in moderate to difficult conditions

SISOKYS408A Guide sea kayaking trips in moderate to difficult conditions

SISONAV302A Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

SISOOPS303A Interpret weather for marine environments

Group AE  - Sea Kayaking  - Instruct  - Moderate to Difficult Conditions 

PUAOPE002B

Operate communications systems and equipment

SISOCNE202A

Perform deep water rescues

SISOKYS304A

Demonstrate sea kayaking skills in moderate to difficult conditions

SISOKYS409A

Instruct sea kayaking in moderate to difficult conditions

SISONAV302A

Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

SISOOPS303A

Interpret weather for marine environments

 

Group AF  - Skiing  - Cross Country  - Instruct  - Advanced 

SISONAV403A

Navigate in uncontrolled environments

SISOSKT406A

Demonstrate advanced cross country skiing skills

SISOSKT411A

Instruct cross country skiing

 

Group AG  - Skiing  - Cross Country  - Instruct  - Intermediate 

SISONAV403A

Navigate in uncontrolled environments

SISOSKT409A

Apply intermediate cross country skiing skills

SISOSKT411A

Instruct cross country skiing

 

Group AH  - Skiing  - Ski Touring  - Guide  - Overnight 

SISONAV403A

Navigate in uncontrolled environments

SISOOPS202A

Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site

SISOSKT407A

Overnight ski tour in difficult terrain using advanced ski touring skills

SISOSKT408A

Apply snow craft skills for overnight touring

SISOSKT409A

Apply intermediate cross country skiing skills

SISOSKT410A

Guide overnight ski tours

 

Group AI  - Snowboarding  - Guide  - Overnight 

SISONAV403A

Navigate in uncontrolled environments

SISOSKB404A

Snowboard on advanced terrain

SISOSKB408A

Guide overnight snowboarding activities

SISOSKT408A

Apply snow craft skills for overnight touring

 

Group AJ  - Snowboarding  - Instruct  - Intermediate and Advanced 

SISONAV403A

Navigate in uncontrolled environments

SISOSKB404A

Snowboard on advanced terrain

SISOSKB407A

Instruct snowboarding

SISOSKB509A

Snowboard off-piste

 

Group AK  - Trail Bike Riding  - Instruct  - Advanced Skills 
SISONAV302A Apply navigational skills in an intermediate environment
SISOTBR201A Select, set up and maintain an off-highway motorcycle
SISOTBR303A Apply advanced off-highway motorcycling skills
SISOTBR507A Instruct advanced off-highway motorcycling skills

 

Group AL  - White Water Rescue  - Instruct 

SISONAV201A

Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

SISOWWR403A

Perform complex white water rescues and recoveries

SISOWWR404A

Instruct white water rescue

 

Group AM  - Business Management 

BSBHRM501B

Manage human resources services

BSBMKG507A

Interpret market trends and developments

FNSORG501A

Develop and manage a budget

 

Group AN  - Community Development  - Planning and Implementation 
SISCCRD304A Work with key stakeholders
SISXCAI304A Plan and conduct sport and recreation programs

 

Group AO  - Disability 
CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities
CHCDIS507C Design and adapt surroundings to group requirements
CHCDIS511A Coordinate services for people with disabilities

 

Group AP  - Natural Resource Planning  - Sustainability 
SISXRES504A Conserve and re-establish natural systems
SISXRES505A Achieve sustainable land management

 

Group AQ  - Tourism  - Operation Management 

SITTPPD401

Package tourism products

SITTTSL202

Access and interpret product information

SITTTSL303

Sell tourism products and services

SITTTSL304

Prepare quotations

 

Group AR  - Tourism Planning 
SITTPPD601 Develop tourism products
SITTPPD602 Develop environmentally sustainable tourism operations
SITTPPD603 Develop culturally appropriate tourism operations

 

Group AS  - Youth  - Planning and Support 

CHCYTH501A

Develop and implement procedures to enable young people to address their needs

CHCYTH608D

Manage service response to young people in crisis

 

Group AT  - Youth  - Service Delivery 

CHCYTH407E

Respond to critical situations

CHCYTH506B

Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

 

 

Group AU  - Volunteer Management 

BSBHRM501B

Manage human resources services

SISCCRD302A

Recruit and manage volunteers

SISSSDE503

Develop volunteer management policies

 

General electives 

SISOABL503A

Design and facilitate adventure-based learning programs

SISOCRP505A

Manage a low ropes course

SISOCRP506A

Manage a high ropes course

SISODRV404A

Drive a 4WD vehicle in difficult terrain

SISODRV405A

Coordinate recovery of 4WD vehicles

SISODRV506A

Instruct four wheel driving skills

SISOKYS302A

Demonstrate sea kayaking skills

SISOKYS304A

Demonstrate sea kayaking skills in moderate to difficult conditions

SISOKYS406A

Plan and navigate a sea kayaking inshore passage

SISOKYS407A

Instruct sea kayaking in easy to moderate conditions

SISOOPS305A

Provide first aid in a remote location

SISOSCB521A

Demonstrate technical diving

SISXRES507A

Design and maintain the built environment

TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402B

Assess competence

TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

TAEDEL501A

Facilitate e-learning

TAETAS501B

Undertake organisational training needs analysis

To gain entry into this qualification, it is advised that a current first aid certificate is held.

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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