Adventure Activity Standards
Adventure Activity Standards reflect common safe practice as identified by the outdoor sector and benchmark the minimum industry requirements and responsibilities for organisations and leaders conducting outdoor adventure activities for commercial and non commercial groups where the participants are dependent upon the activity provider.
The standards are voluntary and provide guidance for organisations when running adventure activities.
The Adventure Activity Standards are aligned with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program and the National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme.
WA AAS released in Bushwalking and Four Wheel Driving
WA Adventure Activity Standards for Bushwalking and Four Wheel Driving has been reviewed and revised resulting in a current set of guidelines to support four wheel driving activities.
Two page summaries of the changes can be downloaded here:
The new WA Bushwalking V3.2 and Four Wheel Driving 3.0 standards are below:
Australian Adventure Activity Standards
Development has started on Australia’s first national set of outdoor safety standards. Outdoors Victoria are coordinating the project supported by a steering committee made up of representatives from around the country. This three year project will run from 2015 to 2018. For updates go to http://australianaas.org.au/
All states will maintain their standards until the Australian Adventure Activity Standards are completed.
Each Standard has on its cover page its version number and publication date. Where a version is posted as version 1.0, for example, it means it is the first major published version. Where it is posted as version 1.1, 1.2... it means that there has been minor changes to the previously published version. Version 2.0 would be posted once a major review has been carried out.
Western Australian Adventure Activity Standards are available for the following outdoor adventure activities:
AAS Abseiling V2.0 Jan 2013 (545 KB)
AAS Bushwalking V3.2 Feb 2017 (969 KB)
AAS Canyoning V2.0 Jan 2013 (618 KB)
AAS Caving V2.0 Jan 2013 (546 KB)
AAS Four Wheel Driving V3.0 Nov 2016 (756 KB)
AAS Horse Trail Riding V2.0 Jan 2013 (576 KB)
AAS Mountain Biking V2.0 Jan 2013 (559 KB)
AAS Rafting V2.0 Jan 2013 (583 KB)
AAS Rock Climbing V2.0 Jan 2013 (543 KB)
AAS Surfing V2.0 Jan 2013 (547 KB)
AAS Trail Bike Touring V2.0 Jan 2013 (590 KB)
Serious Adventure Report (1584 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions
Now AAS are in place the inference is that leaders of multiple adventure activities such as tour guides, teachers and instructors, will have to be NOLRS registered in multiple activity specializations which may be time and cost prohibitive. What can be do
AAS Templates and Resources
Additional resources for activity providers and Reference Panels can be found under resources\AAS.
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