If you love outdoor sports and recreation and you’re considering making it your career, then completing the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation will give you skills and qualifications to pursue your dream job in Australia and many other countries. This nationally recognised course will teach you to become a guide in a range of exciting outdoor activities on land and in the water.  

Let’s take a more in-depth look at this outdoor training course so you can see if it’s right for you. 

 

Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation 

The Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation is the highest training we offer for those who are already working in outdoor recreation or those who want to get their career started. Once completed, you’ll be qualified to guide other people to participate in specific outdoor activities. 

It’s a 12-month course with 31 units at 20 hours a week, and it’s delivered via a combination of 13.5 hours on campus and 6.5 hours of online learning. There are minimal prerequisites such as an on-campus or phone interview to determine the suitability and elective requirements for the course, intermediate level English,  and completion of year 10 or equivalent. 

 

What Outdoor Activities are Included? 

There are plenty of outdoor activities included in your course to help you become practice your guiding skills in a controlled environment. 

The activities you participate in will depend on your specific interests but include: 

  • Surfing 
  • Scuba Diving 
  • Snorkelling 
  • Kayaking 
  • Fishing 
  • Ropes Courses 
  • Bushwalking 
  • Climbing 
  • Abseiling 
  • Hiking 
  • Extra surfing and diving elective packages for a set fee 
  • Extra Tour Guide training for a set fee 
  • Extra Climbing and Abseiling Guide training for a set fee 

 

Units of Competency 

You will need to complete all 31 units of competency to gain your qualification. They consist of 19 core and compulsory electives and 12 electives in your chosen specialisation. 

The core units will teach skills such as first aid and risk management, developing and planning outdoor recreation activities, search and rescue skills, occupational health and safety policies, how to facilitate adventure-based learning activities and lead tour groups. 

 

Outdoor Education Courses in Australia 

At The Eagle Academy we aim to provide the very best courses in English, Business, Outdoor Recreation, Sport and Recreation, and Fitness for Australian and international students who want to pursue a career in the hospitality, tourism, sporting and personal training, and other business areas. We’ve become well known for our friendly advice and service, and for providing all the assistance you need to study in Australia 

For more information about our range of courses, or to enrol online, fill out the form on our contact page. You can also request a free course information pack. 

Our Outdoor Recreation courses are available at our Carina Campus (Brisbane) and our Southport Campus (Gold Coast) so phone or email the one that best suits you for more information and to enrol.