Become an Awesome recreation guide or instructor and teach people your passion of the recreation environment such as the underwater world of reefs and fish. Imagine teaching people the joy of diving on the Great Barrier Reef, that’s living the dream! We can take you from beginner or advanced level in your activity to recreation guide such as dive master or recreational instructor.
Our professional teaching team will provide you with the skills and knowledge to not just be competent but excel in guiding or instructing recreation activities. We will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to facilitate skill transfer or development to clients in order that they may participate independently (or with minimal supervision) in outdoor activities (i.e. SCUBA). On completion of this specialisation you will be able to:
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You can see the excitement in the divers eyes, the smile on their face behind their dive mask, marvelling at the wonders underwater. You think to yourself wow, it was only 3 2 days ago these guys had their fist go on SCUBA in the pool and now here they are, because of you they are now Openwater divers. You feel content, real job satisfaction doing what you love to do! A Certificate IV Recreation Instructor for SCUBA diving, Certified with an international SCUBA Instructor License.
- Transfer required technical skills and knowledge to participants
- apply a variety of appropriate instructional strategies
- critique participants technique
- assess participants skill and knowledge acquisition during and at the end of a program or session
- In all cases those with this qualification would be managing expected and unexpected situations with considerable autonomy.
So why not be the best, start the best recreation program in the best location, Gold Coast or Cairns with the best and largest operators and diving the best world-famous reefs teaming with fish life!
So, you want to be an awesome recreation guide or instructor, first though we recommend you have some prior outdoor recreation industry experience or formal qualifications, this way we know you’re making the right decision. Examples of sufficient relevant skills and knowledge for entry into the qualification may include:
- Previous qualification
- Previous experience or interest in the outdoor recreation industry such as participation in snorkel or dive activities
Dive Master specialisation industry pre-requisites: Dive medical questionnaire and depending on responses candidates may need to undertake a Scuba dive medical, minimum 18 years of age for registration, completion of 60 dives at program end. Program excludes dive agency costs (refer costs page).
Instructor specialisation industry pre-requisites: Dive medical questionnaire and depending on responses candidates may need to undertake a Scuba dive medical, Min. 18 years of age for registration, Dive Master Certification with 100 completed dives to undertake an instructor examination. Program excludes dive agency costs (refer costs page).
The normal duration of this program is 12 months; however, program lengths may vary for Australian students based on self-study commitment and training plan arrangements including practical component.
The programs consists of training clusters incorporating delivery methods: self-study (online and workbooks), 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.
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.
For costs and fees of program please refer to fee’s and cost’s schedule (click to open/download) and funding opportunities page
SIS40313- Units of Competency
31 units must be completed to get your qualification and get all the opportunities that go with it.
|Core units (15)|
|BSBWOR404B||Develop work priorities|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|SISOODR302A||Plan outdoor recreation activities|
|SISOODR404A||Manage risk in an outdoor activity|
|SISOODR405A||Develop and coordinate programs incorporating outdoor activities|
|SISOOPS306A||Interpret weather conditions in the field|
|SISOOPS407A||Apply search and rescue skills|
|SISXCCS404A||Address client needs|
|SISXEMR201A||Respond to emergency situations|
|SISXIND404A||Promote compliance with laws and legal principles|
|SISXOHS402A||Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies|
|SISXRES402A||Support implementation of environmental management practices|
|SISXRES403A||Use resources efficiently|
|TAEDEL301A||Provide work skill instruction|
|Electives (16) which may include (units may vary with location)|