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SIS20419 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

SIS20419 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
The Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation reflects the role of individuals who assist with operational logistics and the delivery of recreational activities. They work under direct supervision and with guidance from those responsible for planning, finalising and delivering activities, including program managers and leaders. Assistants use a range of fundamental activity techniques during activities and can work in indoor and outdoor recreation environments, adventure learning centres or camps. The combined skills and knowledge provided by this qualification do not provide for a job outcome as a leader and further training would be required before moving into those roles. 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.

Typical Scouting Pathway
Experiences and learning received by Venturer Scouts, Rover Scouts, and adult members across Australia, aligns closely to the requirements of Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation. Any member of Scouts Australia who has sufficient evidence can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Typical pathways that enable collection of valid evidence is;

Youth members

    • Have at least six (6) months Scouting experience and completed the relevant learning pathways.
    • Maintain an up-to-date activities log.
    • Complete the Scouts Australia on-demand learning, Work Skills for Recreation.
    • Complete Stage 5 Outdoor Adventure Skills in all three (3) Core activity streams, Bushwalking, Camping and Bushcraft – Survival Skills.
    • Complete Stage 5 in at least one additional activity stream from the Outdoor Adventure Skills.
    • Have completed at least Milestone 1.

Adult members

    • Have at least six (6) months Scouting experience and completed the relevant learning pathways.
    • Maintain an up-to-date activities log.
    • Complete the Scouts Australia on-demand learning for the relevant adventurous activities.
    • Have completed Scouting Essentials and Scouting Adventure.
    • Complete Safe Participant in at least one additional adventurous activity other than bushwalking.

After completing your enrolment with the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (SAIT), a SAIT assessor will be assigned to you and they will assess your evidence. They may ask for further evidence or have a conversation with you to gather further information about your experiences. After successfully completing your Recognition of Prior Learning assessment, you will receive a Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation (SIS20419).

Structure of the Qualification
An example of the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation that can be achieved by following the Scouting pathway of key achievements includes the following units of competency:

  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISOFLD001 Assist in conducting recreation sessions
  • SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact
  • SISXIND002 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge
  • SISOBWG001 Bushwalk in tracked environments
  • SISOFLD006 Navigate in tracked environments
  • SISOCNE001 Paddle a craft using fundamental skills
  • SISOFLD003 Select, set up and operate a temporary or overnight site
  • SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • BSBCMM211 Apply communication skills
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Assessment through SAIT is based on the provision of a portfolio of evidence and professional conversations may be used to attest to a competency or authenticate evidence provided. A portfolio of evidence may comprise of:

  • Scout Portfolio (Youth program or adult training achievements)
  • A verifiable adventurous activities logbook
  • Completion of other Qualifications
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV/Resume) and third party referees
  • Evidence against specific criteria for each unit of competency