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      Full Time

      1 year

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      Direct to Chisholm by selecting the "Apply now" button on the course page at chisholm. edu.au

    Diploma Of Outdoor Recreation (SIS50310)

    Develop valuable management and leadership skills in the exciting field of outdoor recreation.

    When you complete the Diploma of Outdoor Recreation, you’ll be able to work autonomously to plan, implement and evaluate outdoor recreation programs. You’ll extend your skills in areas such as outdoor program development and coordination; trip preparation and planning; various outdoor activities (aquatic and land based); navigation; emergency response and rescue; resource maintenance; leadership; risk management; and time management.

    Entry to this qualification by persons without prior outdoor recreation industry experience or formal qualifications is not recommended. Students with little experience or prior qualifications are advised to apply for the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation before continuing into the Diploma of Outdoor Recreation.

    Study now and pay later with VET FEE-HELP, which is available for this course to eligible students. Find out if you could be eligible for VET FEE-HELP.

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      Experienced teachers, who are experts in the field, will guide you through the program, which involves a combination of theory and practice, as well as field trips.

      This nationally recognised qualification may lead to employment in roles such as outdoor educator, camp manager, adventure guide or outdoor consultant. The course can be completed full time over one year.

      Once complete, this qualification can provide a pathway to relevant Bachelor degree courses. And you will be able to gain credit for your studies, which means you’ll complete your degree sooner.

      Chisholm TAFE is the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education in Melbourne's south east. With state-of-the-art facilities, professional training and support, you'll enjoy studying at Chisholm. So why wait? Enquire now.

    • Possible job outcomes

        Youth Work - Outdoor Specialist

        Camp Manager

        Outdoor Educator

        Program Manager

    • Sample units of study

      SISONAV201A - Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

      SISOOPS509A - Interpret weather for mountain environments

      SISONAV403A - Navigate in uncontrolled environments

      SISONAV302A - Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment

      SISOBWG406A - Apply bushwalking skills in uncontrolled landscapes

      SISXEMR402A - Coordinate emergency responses

      SISXRSK502A - Manage organisational risks

      SISOKYS303A - Guide sea kayaking trips in easy to moderate conditions

      SISOBWG510A - Guide bushwalks in an uncontrolled environment

      CHCYTH506A - Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs

      SISXCCS402A - Coordinate client service activities

      SISOOPS508A - Manage natural resources

      SISOMBK404A - Instruct off-road cycling skills

      SISXFAC404A - Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance

      SISOMBK303A - Guide off-road cycle tours

      SISOBWG507A - Apply advanced bushwalking skills in alpine areas

      BSBMGT502B - Manage people performance

      SISOBWG508A - Apply advanced bushwalking skills in arid areas

      SISOODR506A - Evaluate policy for an outdoor organisation

    • Costs

      Maximum course tuition fee* (GST exempt):

      Government subsidised concession: $0.00
      Government subsidised: $14543.20
      Full fee: $14543.20 There is no concession available for this course

      Materials fee: $2500.00  per year  (GST Inclusive)

      Student services and amenities fee**: $175.00  per year  (GST Inclusive)

      Ancillary fee: $25.00

      *The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
      ** Concession rate $75, but only if concession rates are applicable for this course.
      Check here to see if you are eligible for government-subsidised training. Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.

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    Applying and Enrolling

    To enrol at Chisholm, you need to apply, and then be accepted. Procedures to apply for courses vary. A TAFE application may go through VTAC, for example. In other cases the application may be direct to Chisholm or through your employer or school. View the specific course page to find out how to apply.

    With a successful Chisholm application, in some cases,  you may need to attend an information session or submit a portfolio prior to completing your enrolment.

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