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SIS30619 Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership

National ID: SIS30619 State ID: BEU9
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Take the plunge into leadership

Become a leader in the outdoor recreation industry. This qualification is aimed at employability in the marine and land based outdoor adventure and recreation industry with employment outcomes such as hiking, kayaking and snorkeling leaders/guides, charter boat crew, and leaders for camps, expeditions and adventure tours among many others.

During the course you will undertake the planning, risk management, finalisation and leading of multiple activities including bushwalking, snorkeling, kayaking and navigation.

This is a fun, challenging and exciting qualification that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to take the first steps into an amazing, growing industry.


  • lead and guide snorkeling, kayaking and bushwalking outdoor activities
  • techniques to demonstrate and instruct skills for adventure activities
  • manage groups of participants in an outdoor environment
  • first aid, water rescue and response to emergencies skills
  • navigation, communication systems and weather interpretation
  • work health and safety, hazard identification, assess and control risks for activities
  • minimal environmental impact practices
  • manage and maintain equipment for outdoor activities
  • logistics of outdoor operations and providing a quality service

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • enjoy being physically active and participating in exercise
  • be a team player
  • be adventurous and up for a challenge
  • be enthusiastic and energetic
  • have basic risk management knowledge
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

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 days per week over two semesters. 

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not required for this course.

What you need

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, any previous relevant certificates or qualifications, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, folder for notebooks and handouts).

You will need to be able to swim 400m comfortably in 13 minutes.  

Minimum dress standards apply to campus attendance:

  • Closed in shoes must be worn (no sandals, thongs or bare feet)
  • Neat casual attire 

When out in the field, these requirements apply:

  • wet shoes for kayaking

  • sun protection, wide brimmed hat

  • sunscreen 50+

  • long sleeve rashie for water-based activities

  • light weight wet weather jacket for hiking and navigation

  • sturdy comfortable shoes for bushwalking

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Completing this Certificate can give you options for a tourism pathway.

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All year round

When All year round
How Traineeship

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Semester 1, 2023

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Fremantle
How On Campus

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