National ID: SIS30413 | State ID: J761


This Qualification develops knowledge and skills for employability as an independent guide within the Marine Tourism, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation industry.

The core skills covered includes planning and guiding outdoor recreation activities, marine and shore based tour guiding, snorkel and kayak guiding, OHS and risk management, first aid, elements of shipboard safety, food preparation on a vessel and quality service.

The skills learnt during this qualification are important life skills are transferable to other areas of employment.

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 near coastal) is also offered during the mid-year break. It is a highly recommended qualification to complement the Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation. This option will attract an additional cost.

Scuba diving is also offered as an optional addition to the course, with the capacity for you to train up to a level that will allow you to work as a dive guide on an international level.

Students will work with the Certificate II Outdoor Recreation Students in a mentoring and supervisory capacity

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides the opportunity to work as an assistant with a more experienced leader in potentially non-routine or more complex activities and programs.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Maritime

Two semesters full-time

How Full Time (On Campus)
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

Successful completion of this qualification provides the opportunity to work as an assistant with a more experienced leader in potentially non-routine or more complex activities and programs.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

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International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

1 Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Provide customer service SISXCCS201A D6182
Facilitate groups SISXCAI306A D6216
Guide outdoor recreation sessions SISOODR303A D6424
Plan outdoor recreation activities SISOODR302A D6423
Interpret weather conditions in the field SISOOPS306A D6433
Provide first aid HLTAID003 WG732
Respond to emergency situations SISXEMR201A D6186
Provide work skill instruction TAEDEL301A WA870
Follow occupational health and safety policies SISXOHS101A D6201
Undertake risk analysis of activities SISXRSK301A D6211
Minimise environmental impact SISOOPS201A D6428
Organise personal work priorities and development BSBWOR301B S8084

23 Group V Kayaking Guide Flat Water

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform deep water rescues SISOCNE202A D6312
Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment SISONAV201A D6419
Apply kayaking skills SISOKYK302A D6398
Guide kayaking trips on flat and undemanding water SISOKYK304A D6400

33 Group AF Snorkelling Guide

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Guide snorkelling SISOSNK302A D6497
Perform basic water rescues SISCAQU202A D6150
Demonstrate snorkelling activities SISOSNK201A D6496

44 Group AQ Interpretation Marine Environments

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Coordinate and operate tours SITTGDE401 WF698
Develop specialist resources for interpretive activities SISOINT302A D6396
Prepare specialised interpretive content on marine environments SITTGDE308 WF696
Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities SITTGDE304 WF692

Elements of shipboard safety

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Meet work health and safety requirements MARF004 WH833
Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel MARF002 WH830
Survive at sea using survival craft MARF005 WH832
Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment MARF001 WH829


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Use hygienic practices for food safety SITXFSA101 WF779
Cook on board a vessel SFIFISH202C D9216
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Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a South Metropolitan TAFE associate degree or higher education diploma, or a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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