There is a growing demand for workers in the outdoor recreation industry in recent years. The number of people employed has steadily increased from five years ago^, with more job opportunities across all regions nationwide.
So, what does it take to become an Outdoor Activity Instructor or Outdoor Recreation Leader?
Outdoor Activity Instructors
You can become an Outdoor Activity Instructor, working with new groups and introducing them to an outdoor activity, or provide guidance to experienced participants. You will need to be able to adapt to a range of situations and have strong communication skills.
As an outdoor activity instructor you will also need to demonstrate safety techniques, as well as setting up and maintaining equipment for your activity.
Outdoor Recreation Leaders
If you enjoy a bit more challenge or aiming for a position in leadership, then perhaps being an Outdoor Recreation Leader would suit you. In this role, you will coordinate, supervise, and lead a range of outdoor activities for a community group or program participants. You will also be involved in areas of operations such as marketing, staffing, resources, and administration.
An Outdoor Recreation Leader should have strong interpersonal and communication skills to encourage and motivate participation in activities.
What Qualification do I need?
To become a qualified Outdoor Activity Instructor or Outdoor Recreation Leader, you will need to obtain a Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership. This course will prepare and provide you with the skills in activity organisation and supervision, safety and legal compliance, environment and weather interpretation, as well as foundations in operations such as time management and customer service.
If you’re physically fit, passionate about the outdoors and enjoy working with people, then an Outdoor Career might just be perfect for you.
Benefits of Nationally Recognised Training
The Eagle Academy delivers the Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership qualification as a nationally recognised course. Nationally Recognised courses are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.
Government subsidy may also be available. Eligibility criteria applies for Australian students residing in Queensland.
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^Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020