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Training and PD opportunities

Whitewater Kayak Training Course: ‘Whitewater Builder +’.

When: 1st – 3rd July 2022
Aimed at teachers and those looking to refresh or improve their paddling ahead of the wet season. It aims to boost self-confidence and coach participants in a range of fundamental, transferable skills that can be employed across a range of environments.

Requirements: Experience in a whitewater kayak in Grade II whitewater (at least 5 days) and are actively working towards improving their skills in this environment.

Cost: 3 days just $895.  Includes coaching and assessment against the Paddle Australia Whitewater Skills award at the end of the course. Offered to those who meet the criteria.

To book contact andrew@adventureout.com.au or learnkayaking@gmail.com

Cert III in Outdoor Leadership- TAFE WA- South Metropolitan

Become a leader in the outdoor recreation industry. This qualification is aimed at employability in the marine tourism and outdoor recreation industry’s with employment outcomes such as charter boat crew, snorkel and kayak leaders/guides, camps, expeditions, and adventure tours among many others.

Focus areas are.

  • Leading Kayaking activities
  • Leading Bushwalking activities
  • Leading snorkelling activities
  • Navigation
  • Interpreting weather
  • Emergency response and rescue
  • Finalising outdoor operations and providing a quality product
  • Risk Management/WHS
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Communication equipment and systems
  • First aid and oxygen use

For any more information please contact: matt.wescott@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Vocational Training Short Courses

Space Chameleon Adventure Co 

Single Pitch Abseiling (Natural Surfaces)
* SISOABS003 Abseil single pitches, natural surfaces
* SISOABS006 Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces
* SISOABS009 Lead single pitch abseiling activities on natural surfaces
* SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact
* SISOPLN004 Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN005 Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN001 Finalise operation of outdoor recreation activities

Vertical Rescue (including complex rescues)
* SISORSC003 Perform complex vertical rescues (SISOABS006 Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces is recommended before enrolling in a vertical rescue course)
* SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact
* SISOPLN004 Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN005 Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities

Single Pitch Top Rope Climbing (Natural Surfaces)
* SISOCLM002 Top rope climb single pitches, natural surfaces
* SISOCLM006 Establish belays for single pitch climbing on natural surfaces
* SISOCLM009 Lead single pitch climbing activities on natural surfaces, top rope climbing
* SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact
* SISOPLN004 Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN005 Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities

Canoeing on Moving Water
* SISOCNE002 Paddle a canoe on inland flatwater
* SISOCNE003 Paddle a canoe on moving water up to grade 1 rivers
* SISOCNE005 Lead canoeing activities on inland flatwater
* SISOCNE006 Lead canoeing activities on moving water up to grade 1 rivers
* SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact
* SISOPLN004 Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN005 Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN001 Finalise operation of outdoor recreation activities

Canoeing on Inland Flatwater
* SISOCNE002 Paddle a canoe on inland flatwater
* SISOCNE005 Lead canoeing activities on inland flatwater
* SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact
* SISOPLN004 Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN005 Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN001 Finalise operation of outdoor recreation activities

Challenge Course, High Elements – Lead
* SISOCRP302A Conduct a high ropes session
* SISOABL001 Lead adventure-based learning activities
* SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact
* SISOPLN004 Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN005 Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN001 Finalise operation of outdoor recreation activities

Challenge Course, High Elements – Supervise
* SISOABL002 Facilitate adventure-based learning activities
* SISOCHC001 Lead challenge course sessions, low elements
* SISOCHC002 Set up and supervise challenge course sessions, low elements
* SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact
* SISOPLN004 Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN005 Interpret weather and environmental conditions for outdoor recreation activities
* SISOPLN001 Finalise operation of outdoor recreation activities

Additional Core units
* HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
* PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
*SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
* SISXEMR001 Respond to emergency situations
* SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities
* HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
* PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
* SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups
* SISXCCS003 Address client needs
* SISXEMR002 Coordinate emergency responses
* SISORSC001 Conduct search and rescue
* SISOPLN002 Plan outdoor activity sessions
* SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities

Outdoor Discoveries: A professional outdoor education and recreation program provider based in the South West of WA.

They provide school and university outdoor education programs, corporate training and outback programs. These include outdoor activities such as abseiling, rock climbing, caving and canoeing. These can be based in the South West such as the Margaret River region or in the North West such as Exmouth, Karijini or Kimberley regions.

Brett@outdoordiscoveries.com.au or 0407 084 945

Adventure Training Consultants  Denmark  0410 875 899

Wilderness First Aid

If you are interested in doing a Wilderness First Aid course in WA

Wilderness First Aid- Scotch College Moray- Linto Rd, Dwellingup
August 15th @ 8am- August 18th @ 5:30pm
This course involves a night scenario Thursday 17th August 2022 which commences 7.30pm & concludes approx 10.30pm
For more info for this course or to book contact Scotch College.

Sharon Ritchie   m: 0429 182 222  sharon@wildernessmedicine.com.au

Survive First Aid:
Survive First Aid run privately organised courses in WA for a minimum of 10 people.  So get a group of 10 together and contact them and they will conduct the course for you.
Adam Kershaw – 0430 020 995  info@survivefirstaid.com.au

SIS30619 Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership- South metro TAFE Fremantle

Become a leader in the outdoor recreation industry. This qualification is aimed at employability in the marine and land based outdoor adventure and recreation industry with employment outcomes such as hiking, kayaking and snorkeling leaders/guides, charter boat crew, and leaders for camps, expeditions and adventure tours among many others.

During the course you will undertake the planning, risk management, finalisation and leading of multiple activities including bushwalking, snorkeling, kayaking and navigation.

This is a fun, challenging and exciting qualification that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to take the first steps into an amazing, growing industry.* Lead and guide snorkeling, kayaking and bushwalking outdoor activities

* Techniques to demonstrate and instruct skills for adventure activities
* Manage groups of participants in an outdoor environment
* First aid, water rescue and response to emergencies skills
* Navigation, communication systems and weather interpretation
* Work health and safety, hazard identification, assess and control risks for activities
* Minimal environmental impact practices
* Manage and maintain equipment for outdoor activities
* Logistics of outdoor operations and providing a quality service

Taking groups of youth on the Bibbulmun Track?

Here is some great information and tools for youth group leaders to plan, lead and complete an expedition on the Bibbulmun Track.