The Tour Guide Training Program at TasTAFE introduced a new course this year – the Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation. The course aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to become a competent and professional Outdoor Recreation Assistant.
The course content consists of 24 subjects which are nationally recognised and have been selected based on the needs of employers in Tasmania. Subjects include: customer service, planning outdoor recreation activities, risk management, minimal impact, Wilderness First Aid, work skill instruction and facilitating groups. The students also focus on four specific activity streams including:
- Indoor Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Flat water kayaking
As part of the program, students also had a formalised Work Placement arrangement with a variety of schools and colleges based in Hobart. This program involved working in a school environment with the aim to:
- To provide practical experience in working with groups in the outdoors
- To consolidate practical and theory skills
- To provide sufficient experience for students to enter the Certificate IV Outdoor Recreation program at TasTAFE.
We had 12 students enrolled in our program for 2015, with a total of 322 Work Placement days between the months of June and November at the following schools:
- Dominic College
- Friends School
- Guildford Young College
- Hutchins School
- Hobart College
- MacKillop College
- Rosny College
- St. Michaels Collegiate School
- St. Virgil’s College
- Sacred Heart College
- Woollangara – Victoria
TasTAFE are currently enrolling for the 2016 intake. If you are interested in this fabulous program, please contact Deb Balfour on 6165 5916 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.