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Gain formal recognition of your ability to lead outdoor recreation activities

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.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
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