Cert III in Outdoor Leadership


Certificate lll




1 year


$8,000 - $17,000 depending on electives

Units of Competency

Unit Code Unit of Competency
This qualification reflects the role of skilled outdoor recreation leaders who lead and supervise dependent participants in recreational activities according to pre-determined activity plans, adjusting as required to suit conditions and participant abilities.

Core Units:

Participate in workplace health and safety
Operate communications systems and equipment
Minimise environmental impact
Finalise operation of outdoor recreation activities
Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities
Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities
Provide quality service
Respond to emergency situations
Maintain equipment for activities

Elective Units: Selected after extensive consultation with industry experts and lead trainer

Upcoming Courses

There are currently no available openings for this course.

Lead Trainer

Mr Hayden Goldstraw

With a background in leading outdoor activities internationally, coupled with a Bachelor of Education, Hayden is an industry leading Outdoor trainer and facilitator. Hayden has spent over a decade in the outdoor community leading small and large groups through both simple and complex activitites domestically, and abroad. Students will benefit from Haydens teaching style, approachability, and experience.


What roles can I get with completion of this course?

This qualification reflects the role of leaders who can work in a range of settings including indoor centres and outdoor adventure learning centres and camps, or relatively close to base in the field. Possible roles include:

  • Outdoor Recreation Activity Guide 
  • Outdoor Adventure Instructor
  • Adventure Tour Guide
  • Outdoor Program Coordinator

Can I apply for credit transfer?

If you have completed an accredited qualification or recognised units of study with a Registered Training Organisation, you may be eligible for a credit transfer.

Trainers will need to review if your accredited qualification or recognised units are still within a current training package or are equivalent to the current training package or units. Discuss your previous educational qualifications with your trainer to see if this is a possibility for you.

Can I apply for recognition of prior learning?

RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. Please contact us for more information on this process and how to apply.

What are the entry requirements for the course?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However to ensure readiness for this course, we suggest that you possess:

  • Sufficient physical fitness for engaging in outdoor recreational activities, including bushwalking and canoeing.
  • The capability to administer First Aid, including performing CPR while in a kneeling position.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Prior experience with computers, along with access to the internet and a computer or a mobile device.

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