SIS40619 Certificate IV
in Outdoor Leadership


This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled outdoor recreation leaders who lead and supervise dependent participants in recreational activities according to activity plans, which they develop.

These leaders are proficient in recreational activity techniques and have well-developed leadership skills to manage group participation, cohesion, operational logistics, risk and significant problems as they arise. They work with a considerable amount of autonomy within the parameters of plans, policies and procedures.

This qualification reflects the role of leaders who can work at or close to base but often work in remote areas distant from support. Communication systems may be unreliable and assistance from medical and emergency services may not be readily available. They are expected to make high level independent judgements about logistical, technical, safety and emergency response issues.

This qualification provides a pathway to work for any type of organisation that delivers outdoor recreation activities including commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations.


Delivered over 12 – 24 months*

Delivery Modes / Locations:

Combination of:
Classroom theory sessions – Paramount Adventure Centre training room or school
Practical training sessions & assessments – various outdoor locations, Gold Coast
Self-paced online training & exams


27 units total = 12 x Core + 15 x Elective unit

* 12 x Core units are compulsory

*15 x Elective units can be selected from various activity unit clusters
  Eg: Surfing, Stand up paddling, Climbing, Abseiling, Kayaking, Bushwalking
* Packaging rules apply


Fee for Service


Cost of training is paid by the student or a person or organisation on behalf of the student.

* pricing subject to units of competency chosen

Higher Level Skills*

** Non-Concessional

** Concessional

* Funded by the Queensland Government

* Co- contribution fees to be paid by student

* Eligibility criteria applies