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.
- Course code
- Full Time, 1 year.
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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.
Sample study units
||Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
||Interpret weather for mountain environments
||Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs
||Navigate in uncontrolled environments
||Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment
||Coordinate client service activities
||Apply bushwalking skills in uncontrolled landscapes
||Coordinate emergency responses
||Manage natural resources
||Manage organisational risks
||Guide sea kayaking trips in easy to moderate conditions
||Instruct off-road cycling skills
||Guide bushwalks in an uncontrolled environment
||Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance
||Apply advanced bushwalking skills in arid areas
||Evaluate policy for an outdoor organisation
||Guide off-road cycle tours
||Apply advanced bushwalking skills in alpine areas
||Manage people performance
Year 12 (VCE), or mature age, or relevant industry experience
Help with fees
At Chisholm, you can get a VET FEE-HELP loan to help you pay for all or part of the tuition fees for this course. Find out more about using VET FEE-HELP to study now and pay later.
Annual scholarships may be available to eligible students suffering financial hardship through the Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation. Find out how to apply for a scholarship.
|Nationally recognised training
||Diploma Of Outdoor Recreation
||Diploma Of Youth Work
|Possible job outcome
- youth work - outdoor specialist
- camp manager
- outdoor educator
- program manager
- youth development worker
- youth engagement worker
- youth justice worker
- youth project officer
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