This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in performing core skills in outdoor recreation environments and assisting with the conduct of a range of outdoor activities.

Work may be undertaken as part of a team and would be performed under supervision. Work would be undertaken in field locations such as camps or in indoor recreation centres or facilities, in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

15 units must be completed:

5 core units

10 elective units, consisting of:

  • all the units in any one activity specialisation
  • the remaining to make up the required 10 elective units from general or activity electives; up to 3 of these may be selected elsewhere in SIS10 or any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 2 or 3.

In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).


  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • SISOODR201A Assist in conducting outdoor recreation sessions
  • SISOOPS201A Minimise environmental impact
  • SISXIND101A Work effectively in sport and recreation environments
  • SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies


Abseiling / Climbing – Top Rope Natural Surfaces

  • SISOABN201A Demonstrate abseiling skills on natural surfaces
  • SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system
  • SISOCLN201A  Demonstrate top rope climbing skills on natural surfaces
  • SISXCAI102A Assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions

General electives

  • SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations
  • SISXFAC207 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation equipment for activities
  • SISXCCS201A Provide customer service
  • SISONAV201A   Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

Plus two of the following at Cert III

  • SISOABN303A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces
  • SISOABN304A Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces
  • SISOCLN302A Apply climbing skills on natural surfaces
  • SISOCLN303A Establish belays for climbing on natural surfaces

or other electives as negotiated to suit the student’s vocational outcomes

 Optional alternative electives (may incur additional cost)

The following are available by special request;


  • SISOBWG201A  Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment

Canoeing / Kayaking – Flat Water

  • SISOCNE201A Demonstrate simple canoeing skills
  • SISOCNE202A Perform deep water rescues
  • SISOKYK201A Demonstrate simple kayaking skills


  • SISOCYT201A Select, set up and maintain a bike
  • SISOCYT202A Demonstrate basic cycling skills

Mountain Biking

  • SISOCYT202A Demonstrate basic cycling skills
  • SISOMBK201A Demonstrate basic off-road cycling skills
  • SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

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