Mr Jeffrey Lehrer1, Ms Liz Horne2
1Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee, Australia; 2SkillsIq, Australia
Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership
Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership
Diploma of Outdoor Leadership
The new qualifications in Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Leadership were released in September 2019 and they are in full effect by March 2021. These qualifications had a long time to come into fruition to ensure the industry got the best possible outcome and fortunately the timing of the development of the new qualifications aligned neatly with the development of the Australian Adventurous Activity Standards.
Registered Training Organisations are now working together and involving the wider industry to ensure that these qualifications are implemented effectively. Follow up work has been initiated with Universities to recognise relevant alignments.
Participants of the National Outdoor Education Conference will learn about the adventurous journey that resulted in the current qualifications, the in-field activity of implementing and delivering the qualifications to the new entrants into the industry, the potential pathways that participants can follow and the resultant reflections of using these learnings for further growth.
Jeffrey Lehrer and Liz Horne both have long affiliations with outdoor education and have worked together with a host of other outdoor professionals over the last few years to review and develop new nationally recognised qualifications.