Course description

If you are the type of person who loves the outdoors and you want to improve your outdoor leadership skills for guiding and instructing outdoor recreation activities, AGI’s Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation course have been designed with you in mind. The Australian Global Institute has partnered up with the best dive operators in Queensland so you can not only get certified, you also get qualified!

The Certificate 3 Guarantee gives eligible individuals the opportunity to complete AGI's Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, with the training cost subsidised by the Queensland Government making this the best opportunity for affordable diving education and career development in Queensland.

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What you get with your AGI Qualification

What is the cost for the qualification (Snorkel & SCUBA skill set)

Without Certificate 3 Guarantee funding: Fee for service

With Certificate 3 Guarantee higher skills funded by the Queensland Government:

Co-contribution fee $80.00 per unit, 31 units total $2480 

Co-contribution concession fee $60.00 per unit (must provide evidence of holding concession card)

Fees are charged, invoiced and paid directly to AGI as you commence the units according to your training plan

Certificate 3 Guarantee funding criteria: Australian/New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents (or on pathway to permanent residency) who are Queensland residents not holding a Certificate IV or higher qualification and not currently enrolled in another qualification. 

To check eligibility, you will need to complete an Eligibility application form. If eligible and you wish to enrol, we would require documents to support your eligibility, a list of documents and the eligibility form are located on our how to enrol page and further information is available at the Queensland Government training website

Career outcomes

Guide outdoor recreation skills: SCUBA

Our program is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and experience to facilitate the transfer of technical knowledge of the outdoor recreation activity to allow individuals to safely participate in the outdoor activity and work independently within a variety of settings and contexts that may be complex and non-routine.

Instructor outdoor recreation skills: SCUBA

Our program is designed to 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:

Entry requirements:

Entry to this qualification by persons without prior outdoor recreation industry experience or formal qualifications is not recommended. Examples of sufficient relevant skills and knowledge for entry into the qualification may include:

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.

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.

Duration: The normal duration of this program is 12 months, however program lengths will vary to students own self study commitment and training plan arrangements including practical component. 

Delivery: 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. 

Course Completion:

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.

Units of competency

31 units must be completed:

Core units (15)


Develop work priorities


Provide first aid


Plan outdoor recreation activities


Manage risk in an outdoor activity


Develop and coordinate programs incorporating outdoor activities


Interpret weather conditions in the field


Apply search and rescue skills


Address client needs


Respond to emergency situations


Promote compliance with laws and legal principles


Conduct projects


Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies


Support implementation of environmental management practices


Use resources efficiently


Provide work skill instruction

Electives (16) which may include (units may vary with location)
SISOSNK201A Demonstrate snorkelling activities
SISOSNK403A Instruct snorkelling skills
SISOSNK302A Guide snorkelling
SISOSCB301A SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres
SISOSCB306A Perform diver rescues
SISOSCB308A Guide a SCUBA dive
SISCAQU202A Perform basic water rescues
SISOSCB313A Complete computer aided dives
SISOSCB304A Navigate prescribe routes underwater
SISOINT201A Conduct interpretation within an outdoor activity
SISOSCB302A Complete night dives
SISOOPS202A Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site
SISOSCB303A Complete deep dives to between 18 and 40 metres
SISOSCB309A Complete dives off boat
SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
SISXCAI004 Plan and conduct programs
(Additional units on application)  

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