Become an recreation guide and open a world of opportunity

Our expert teaching team will provide you with the skills, knowledge, experience and confidence to excel in guiding outdoor recreation activities in controlled environments. You will learn the required in-depth technical knowledge and performance skills for the outdoor recreation activity and how to transfer it to allow individuals to safely participate in the activity such as preparing and leading diving clients as a dive guide and share your underwater world passion. We can take you from beginner or advanced to leadership level as a guide with recognised qualifications and international dive certifications.

As an dive guide sharing your passion in a controlled underwater environment you will have the skills, knowledge and experience to work confidently by  yourself or as part of a dynamic team following professional routines, methods and procedures. Also your dive guide job requirements will require a small amount of discretion and judgement to select equipment and planning for the excited divers you are about to guide. Your job outcome as an Outdoor Recreation guide for the dive industry is a Dive Master and as we provide you the best training in the industry you will be an awesome Dive Master with your workplace being the reefs of the underwater world.

Is this your story?

Imagine you are guiding a group of divers along a beautiful coral drop off with amazing colours, teaming with tropical fish, the water is warm, all your sensors are alive, totally immersed in the underwater world. You push through a large school of colourful fish as you lead the divers back to the boat. On the calm ocean surface the divers scream with excitement as they high five you and thank you for the experience of a lifetime. Right then you think to yourself, wow just another day in the office!

  • SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation nationally recognised qualification
  • Internationally recognised dive certification – beginner to divemaster
  • Greater recognition, greater job, career and further educational opportunities and pathways.
  • Accredited qualifications leading to university pathways and credits
  • Nationally recognised first aid certificate.
  • Highest quality and best value qualification and certification program
  •  Highest quality diving provider in the Industry

For detailed course information please contact AGI for our SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation-Information and enrolment kit

  1. Age: Be 18 years of age or over.
  2. Interview: On-campus or phone/Skype interview before enrollment to determine course suitability (English level appropriateness, interests, intentions), identify relevant electives, costs, RPL and elective pre-requisites.
  3. English proficiency: To an “Intermediate” level. Determined by one or combination of:
        • IELTS score of 5.5 (overall) or equivalent (TOEFL or PTE A) with no band sub score under 5, all tests to be no more than 2 years old, or
        • Previous English study to intermediate level (must supply evidence acceptable to AGI) or
        • Satisfactorily complete our AGI English entrance test or
        • Demonstrate intermediate level English in AGI interview or
        • Completion of Year 10 (Australia) or equivalent (New Zealand, USA, UK, Canada)


  1. Previous activity experience and qualifications: Provide evidence of interest, experience in recreational, sport or fitness activities (interview, references, resume) and copies of formal qualifications and licenses in relevant areas of study (e.g. recreation, sport, health and fitness, SCUBA licenses or participation, swimming)
  2. SCUBA stream: Swimming ability is required (200m, plus tread water for 10 mins), plus a pre-SCUBA medical (cost not included) may also be required based on answers to questionnaire.


Note: Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Direct Credit. This may reduce the course time. See website or contact AGI for details.

Course is delivered over a period of
11 months including 3 term breaks. The course duration
may vary upon learners’ prior experience, knowledge
and abilities. AGI will deliver this course by scheduling
16 hours of Student Contact Hours (SCH) and 4 hours of
self-paced learning over 2 days per week for 40 weeks

Face to face 16 hours per week and self paced learning 4 hours per week

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.

Tuition fee AUD$9900

Application fee AUD$350

Administration fee AUD$250

Tuition fees: include costs associated with the delivery and assessment of your qualification.

      • Inclusions: learning materials (initial supply and access), designated activity equipment hire (SCUBA Open water and advanced), allocated transport to activities from facility.
      • Exclusions: Additional transport beyond allocated (missed facility supplied transport), additional costs associated with re-assessment/missed assessment by student fault, activity session reschedule by student fault, SCUBA equipment at Dive Master and Instructor unit and program levels, resupply of Certificates of qualifications or statements of attainment, late payment fees, change of enrollment or cancellation fees (refer to policy and procedures/student handbook)

Application fee (non-refundable): Costs and material associated with registering the student into the requested AGI qualification.

Administration fee (non-refundable): Ongoing costs associated to manage student through period of study in qualification.

Please refer to the course information and enrollment kit for more information or contact AGI

Units of Competency

24 units must be completed:

12 Core units
BSBWOR301BOrganise personal work priorities and   development
HLTAID003Provide first aid
SISOODR302APlan outdoor recreation activities
SISOODR303AGuide outdoor recreation sessions
SISOOPS201AMinimise environmental impact
SISOOPS306AInterpret weather conditions in the field
SISXCAI306AFacilitate groups
SISXCCS201AProvide customer service
SISXEMR201ARespond to emergency situations
SISXOHS101AFollow occupational health and safety policies
SISXRSK301AUndertake risk analysis of activities
TAEDEL301AProvide work skill instruction
12 Elective units
SISCAQU202APerform basic water rescues
SISOSCB301ASCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres
SISOSCB306APerform diver rescues
HLTAID007Provide advanced resuscitation
SISOSNK201ADemonstrate snorkelling activities
SISOSNK302AGuide snorkelling
SISOSCB313AComplete computer aided dives
SISOSCB304ANavigate prescribed routes underwater
SISOSCB308AGuide a SCUBA dive
SISOSCB303AComplete deep dives to between 18 and 40 metres
SISOSCB302AComplete night dives
SISOSCB309AComplete dives off boats

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