Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

National Code: SIS20213
TAFE SA Code: TP00666


This course will introduce you to the outdoor recreation industry. It focuses on a range of skills in outdoor recreation environments, including practical and theory sessions and field trips.

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Up to 6 weeks 

Full Time

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Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
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.

Total Fees for the 6 week course
$93 - $231
$93 - $231

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$1,240 - $3,089

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $260.00 for Excursion costs.

    • Students are required to participate in physical outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking, cycling and bushwalks.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Outdoor activity assistant, Outdoor participant.

    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.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation (SIS20213)
    Skills covered include first aid, conducting recreation sessions, environmental impact and safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 10 elective units.

    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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist in conducting outdoor recreation sessions 20
    Follow occupational health and safety policies 10
    Minimise environmental impact 10
    Provide first aid 18
    Work effectively in sport and recreation environments 25


    Name Nominal Hours
    Conduct interpretation within an outdoor activity 30
    Demonstrate basic cycling skills 12
    Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment 10
    Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment 10
    Demonstrate simple kayaking skills 20
    Perform deep water rescues 20
    Respond to emergency situations 18
    Select, set up and maintain a bike 10
    Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site 10
    Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
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