Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation actively engages students in intellectual, social, emotional and physical development and learning through participation in physical, recreational and sporting activities. Students will be provided with a range of opportunities to engage in practical, active learning experiences across a variety of environments, allowing students to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to safely and competently participate in outdoor recreation activities and environments.

Rationale

The Outdoor Recreation industry has experienced increased growth due to the popularity of the Adventure travel/tourism market and contributes significantly to the Australian Economy. This industry employs a large number of people requiring a wide variety of related skills sets and there is a clear need to provide relevant, appropriate training to ensure skilled personnel. The Outdoor Recreation industry offers a range of employment including full and part time (often seasonal) employment opportunities with flexible working hours making it attractive to a broad range of people.

Outdoor Recreation actively engages students in intellectual, social, emotional and physical development and learning through participation in physical, recreational and sporting activities.

Students will be provided with a range of opportunities to engage in practical, active learning experiences across a variety of environments, allowing students to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to safely and competently participate in outdoor recreation activities and environments. The variety of units in different fields will allow a range of students to engage in learning. Colleges can differentiate competencies delivered building on the skills of their students and scope of staff providing pathways in Certificate II and statements of attainment which include advanced skills for talented students.

This course supports the development of self-reliance and personal responsibility for the safety, health and wellbeing of self and others and contributes to effective teamwork and the development of targeted technical skills. This in turn supports the development of these characteristics in students contributing to life and employability skills for the Outdoor Recreation industry.

Outdoor Recreation is an integrated area of study that addresses content across several learning areas. It is uniquely placed to address the general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities of the Australian curriculum, particularly personal and social capability, critical and creative thinking, ethical understanding, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures and Sustainability.

This course responds to the needs of the Outdoor Recreation industry, the availability of relevant and appropriate training, education opportunities and employment pathways. It also reflects the diverse range of elective units of competency from the SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package, allowing students to specialise in particular activity sectors, undertake general employment or further training. Students are able to undertake the following Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate II and pathways to Certificate III qualifications depending on the scope of registration of the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) network College.

Framework and Achievement Standards

The Outdoor Recreation course is written under The VET QUALITY FRAMEWORK: ASQA VET QUALITY Framework

Units

Outdoor Recreation consists of a range of 0.5 units, please see course document for more details.

Course Document