Are you in grade, 10, 11 or 12 in Queensland, 15 years or older – get Qualified (potentially 4 QCE points), get Certified (international scuba license) from Gold Coast to Cairns for no training cost! (eligibility applies). Totally Awesome!

About your adventure

This program is packed full of adventure, self-development and a fun time with friends. Its designed to provide you with exciting skills and interesting knowledge so you can be competent, happy and safe while performing essential skills in outdoor recreation environments and assist with the conduct of recreation activities. So, with the snorkel and SCUBA stream you learn core concepts about the recreation industry, the skills to SCUBA dive safely in environments consisting of the best facilities and ocean dive sites with fish life all part of the class room and adventure.

What you get with this program:

    • SIS20419 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
    • 4 QCE points for SIS20419 Qualification (potentially 1 extra enrichment point for PADI program until December 2021)
    • Access to International diving license program at no cost (extra course work is required)


VETiS funding option, Great!

Eligibility to VETiS funding by the Queensland government allows AGI to deliver the program which would have a normal fee of $2350 for NO TRAINING COST.

The no training cost programs are based on VETiS funding eligibility, location and completion of all 11 Certificate II units delivered and assessed by AGI or approved partner provider and VETiS funding claimed by AGI. Programs exclude activity specific optional extras, additional boat diving options or additional transport requirements.


VETiS funding criteria:

Australian/ New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (or on pathway to permanent residency) presently residing in Queensland

  • Enrolled in a Queensland school, grades 10, 11 and 12,
  • Aged 15 years old and over
  • Not completed or presently undertaking a program from the VETiS stream funded list.


Common programs from this list that would make applicants not eligible if the training was conducted and completed by a private RTO (excluding school RTO training) are: Certificate I or II in Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Hospitality or Furniture Making. Eligibility must be confirmed while student is attending school during the school term.

Completed units (if applicable): Some students may have already completed units included in the Certificate, even if completed as part of a fee for service program, then the student already is competent in those units and will not receive funding for units already completed. AGI reserves the right to enrol students who are eligible for all 11 units.

VETiS funding from the Queensland Government is only available for one Certificate II program to eligible students (excluding school RTO delivered programs). Therefore, it is important to make a well-informed decision for the best outcome. Our program is rich in outcomes giving a nationally recognised qualification, real industry experience and license, great self-development opportunities and adventure with friends.

Normal duration for this program is 6 month; however lengths will vary to students own self-study commitment, school schedule and allocated times (AGI will consult with school). Schools allocated delivery plans may vary from 1 to 4 academic terms (or more) and hours per day. Based on school and any other local needs, AGI will deliver program to meet identified delivery plan requirements.

The programs consists of training delivery methods: self-study online interactive learning, face to face and practical training (skills demonstration). Our course learning content and assessments have been written to facilitate and maximise an activity outcome therefore a number of our units commence and run along with the practical component. We have our own e-learning and interactive engineers to build our own unit specific content to really give you the best opportunity to not only complete but enjoy your learning experience.

Note: the SCUBA course license and program is not embedded in the Certificate course and is separate coursework.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however Scuba stream applicants must complete a dive questionnaire and pending responses, may need to undertake a Scuba dive medical at own expense. During the program students will need to demonstrate the ability to swim a set distance and tread water.

You must satisfactorily complete both your knowledge development including face to face and self-paced learning (online and distance) and skill development (activity performance with observations) components of each unit to be deemed competent for the qualification.

Gold Coast to Townsville training and assessment delivered by AGI

Cairns region training and assessment facilitated under a 3rd party agreement by Divers Den, 319 Draper Street, CAIRNS QLD 4870. Ph 40467333.

NOTE: All training is to the highest standard using only AGI online learning platforms with AGI content and assessments. AGI conducts all marketing, verifications and enrolments. Third party arrangements use all AGI learning and assessment resources facilitated by their fully qualified trainers under strict quality and compliance frameworks to provide students the same high level of education standards across Queensland. Your trainer will provide direct training and assessment support, AGI support team will provide other related program support, your school will continue to provide comprehensive student support including counselling.

Units of Competency

11 units must be completed:

1.       HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
2.       SISOFLD001Assist in conducting recreation sessions
3.       SISOFLD002Minimise environmental impact
4.       SISXIND002Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge
1.       SISOSNK001Snorkel
2.       SISCAQU002Perform basic water rescues
3.       SISOSCB001SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres
4.       SISOSCB004Navigate prescribed routes underwater
5.       PUAOPE013Operate communications systems and equipment
6.       SISXCAI001Provide equipment for activities
7.       SITXCOM002Show social and cultural sensitivity

Australian Global Institute RTO #31690, CRICOS Code #03784E