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.
Leaders are skilled in recreational activity techniques and have well-developed leadership skills to manage group participation, cohesion, operational logistics, risk and problems as they arise. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using clearly defined plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.
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. They have access to reliable communication systems and assistance from medical and emergency services. When in the field, supervision is provided remotely, in the form of support from base, to deal appropriately with unplanned events or significant problems.
This qualification provides a pathway to work for any type of organisation that delivers outdoor recreation activities including commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.