Dual Diploma Program in Outdoor Recreation and Travel and Tourism

Duration Up to 2 years Full Time
TAFE SA CodeDU00133
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This double diploma course aims to provide students with an in-depth level of knowledge and skills that can be practically applied in a wide variety of occupations across the Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Tourism industries.



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Course Admission Requirements

    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • Some of the units of competency listed below are only delivered in the Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management qualification. For further information regarding this qualification please visit the Diploma course page.
    • Students should be aware that they will be exposed to regular outdoor expedition work throughout the duration of their course.
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    Employment Outcomes

    Career opportunities include: • Outdoor Recreation Coordinator (eg: commercial outdoor recreation companies, schools, aquatic centres, government agencies) • Adventure tour guide • Adventure tourism events • Outdoor recreation project officer • Advance bushwalking guide • Climbing instructor • Sea/flat water Kayak instructor

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Skills Covered

    Dual Diploma Program in Outdoor Recreation and Travel and Tourism
    This double diploma course provides students with an in-depth level of knowledge and skills that can be applied in a wide variety of occupations across the outdoor recreation and adventure tourism industries.
    Students will participate in 4WD and winter back-country alpine experiences, plan and lead outdoor activities for school outdoor recreation programs as well as an overseas adventure expedition, and lead bushwalks and field trips to remote locations.
    Highlights include:

    • Participating in a winter back-country alpine experience
    • 4WD experience across the desert
    • Planning and leading an end of year overseas adventure expedition
    • Planning and leading outdoor activities for a number of SA school's outdoor recreation programs
    • Leading bushwalks and field trips to remote locations in SA.
      To complete these qualifications you are required to complete all 30 core units plus 26 electives.


    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    QualificationTAFE SA CodeNational Code
    Diploma of Outdoor RecreationTP00317SIS50310
    Diploma of Travel and Tourism ManagementTP00991SIT50116

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.