Outdoor Leader / Course Director / Assessor
Martin has 43 years experience in the outdoors, commencing bushwalking in 1974 and progressing to abseiling and rockclimbing in 1980. He established the outdoor operations business, WorthWild, in 1990 after leaving a career in Information Technology as a Business Analyst.
Since commencing full time operations in 1993 WorthWild has enjoyed a reputation as the leader in adventure training services in South-East Queensland.
Under Martin’s leadership, WorthWild, expanded to provide;
- Recreational adventures in Abseiling, Rockclimbing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Bushwalking and Mountain Biking
- A Nationally Approved training program for Outdoor Leaders
- Adventure Team building services for Corporate Training
- Consultancy in Standards and Procedures for Risk Management and Litigation.
Martin developed and conducted a Youth Leadership program to promote social and workplace skills for homeless youth through delivery of a Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation. The program uses Outdoor Recreation as a mode for training in subjects such as; Occupational Health & Safety, First Aid, Working in Teams, Basic Logistics and explores leadership training for young people through the Outdoor Leadership component of the program. See Youth Leadership Program
WorthWild now functions as a vehicle for Martin’s current business commitments which include;
Delivery of adventurous activities for teams and individuals
Training and development of Outdoor Leaders as a trainer/assessor affiliated with Asset Training Australia for whom he develops course materials and runs Certificates II, III, IV and Diploma courses in Outdoor Recreation.
Corporate team building programs
Diploma of Training & Assessment Systems BSZ 50198
Diploma in Outdoor Recreation
Diploma of Management
Cert IV in TAE – trainer assessor
Cert IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
Certificate IV in Fitness – Personal Trainer
Certificate Level IV – Abseiling / Climbing Leader (CNCLC)
Flat-water Instructor Canoeing & Kayaking – Australian Canoeing
Remote Area Response Coordinator
Instructor/Assessor – Australian Canoeing FLat water Canoe and Kayak
Senior First Aid / C.P.R.
Wilderness First Responder
Open water SCUBA diver – PADI
Vertical Rescue Operator (CNITRC) – Certificate Level III in Outdoor Recreation
Speed boat operator
Miscellaneous Qualifications and Accreditation achieved
Abseiling Instructor – Blue Mountains Adventure Company
Lead Climbing Instructor – Professional Association of Climbing Instructors
Instructor Trainer (AQF Level 6) – Professional Association of Climbing Instructors
Lecturer – Griffith University (Queensland College of Art)
Crew Commander – Australian Army 2/14 Light horse Queensland Mounted Infantry
Radio operator – Australian Army 2/14 Light horse Queensland Mounted Infantry
Driver Armoured Personnel Carrier (M113A1) – Australian Army 2/14 L/H QMI
Business Analyst – Software Engineering (Telstra)
Principle Telecommunications Technical Officer (Telstra)