Outdoor Recreation – Certificate II

This traineeship prepares trainees to work as an assistant to a leader providing outdoor activities in the outdoor recreation industry. You will learn to use a diverse range of equipment and to work as part of a team in field locations such as camps, indoor recreation centres or facilities and in differing environments such as water, dry land and mountainous terrains.

HSC credit ATAR pathway
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Outdoor recreation qualifications cover activities including abseiling, archery, bushwalking, canoeing, caving, cycling, equestrian, fishing, mountain biking, rafting, scuba, skiing, surfing, trail bike riding and yachting.

As a Certificate II level trainee you will learn to perform core activities in outdoor recreation environments and to assist with the conduct of a range of outdoor activities and additionally, learn to use a wide variety of equipment in work locations such as such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation SIS20419 in SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

  • A career path into the Sport and Recreation industry.

  • Pathway towards SIS30619 Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership.

Course delivery

  • Both on the job and off the job and can be delivered face-to-face, flexibly or mixed mode.

  • The SBT term is calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year.

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 100 days in paid employment and training.

  • Undertake a Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation as part of your HSC.

  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.

Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

Outdoor Recreation


Maximum of 3 units over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).

Industry-based Learning course



This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

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