Diploma of Outdoor Recreation
Applications for 2014 courses will open in late Aug. Our first information session is scheduled for early Aug, please see the bottom of this page for details
Watch the below YouTube clip from Paul Coster (1st Yr Diploma Student) for a glimpse into what your year could be.
School of Outdoor Leadership courses are professionally delivered, have a flexible approach and are focused on providing employment pathways into the outdoor education industry. Through the course participants can also develop skills and knowledge for future employment in adventure guiding and tourism, adventure activity instruction, corporate outdoor training and outdoor adventure therapies.
- Course Code: SIS50310
Duration: Two years full time
Location: Alexandra, Victoria
Commencement Date: February 2013
The Diploma of Outdoor Recreation provides students with the necessary skills, practice and experience to enable them to graduate ‘job ready' and enter into the Outdoor Education industry working with young people. The course is designed in collaboration with the Schools major industry supporters to ensure that students gain the necessary skills and knowledge required for their workplace.
The course is delivered over a two year period which enables sufficient time to sequentially gain technical outdoor leadership skills and develop the underpinning theories and philosophy behind Outdoor Education. This progressive development means that time is devoted to building a solid base of skill and understanding early, setting the foundation for further complex tasks and learning.
Students that wish to enter into the second year of the course will need to hold a current Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or be able to demonstrate equivalence though the Recognised Current Learning (RPL) process.
Even though the course if focused on the Outdoor Education sector working with young people, many skills gained are transferable to the adventure tourism, guiding and broader outdoor recreation industry.
Outdoor Leadeship Training:
The technical outdoor activity areas that will be developed to both guide and instructor level over the two years of the course are as follows:
- Bushwalking and navigation guide, off track and in an alpine environment
- Canoeing instructor on flat water
- Single pitch rock climbing and abseiling guide
- Grade 3 rafting guide
- Mountain bike guide
- Sea Kayak guide
- Challenge ropes course supervisor
- Leaders Wilderness First Aid (7 days)
- Search and rescue skills
- Driving skills
An optional extra activity is offered for those that wish to further develop another technical area, the following are offered (subject to minimum number enrolment).
- White water kayaking guide, grade 2 (1st Year)
- Flat water kayaking instructor (1st year)
- White water kayaking guide, grade 3 (2nd year)
Employment Outcomes - Career Opportunities:
The School of Outdoor Leadership courses are specifically designed by the outdoor education industry. Students graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience to be job ready and as a result are highly employable. Diploma graduates may find employment in a variety of roles including:
- Journey based outdoor education leader
- Outdoor education program facilitator
- Camp manager
- Assistant program manager
- Specialist adventure guide e.g. white water rafting, bushwalking and climbing
- Technical skill instructor
Information session will be conducted at the School of Outdoor Leadership, Alexandra and in Melbourne at various times throughout the year. Below are the current sessions on offer, however session times and locations will be updated regularly.
The first information session will be delivered on the 6th August 2013. Come and visit us at the Eastland Future Options Career Expo, Eastland Shopping Centre Ringwood 7 to 9pm. If you have any questions please contact the school, details below.
Meet staff that deliver the program
Speak with employers
For more information or to discuss details of the course please contact:
School of Outdoor Leadership
Phone : 0400 689 013
Email : email@example.com