Outdoor Leader Training

Outdoor Discoveries has a contract arrangement with the South West Institute of Technology (SWIT) to provide training and assessment in outdoor recreation activities through the SIS10 Training Package.

We are also a National Training Provider (NTP) with Australian Canoeing (AC) for our flat water and white water canoeing guide courses.

We currently run a 7-day Abseiling and Top Rope Climbing Guide Course (Single Pitch - Natural Surfaces), a 3-Day Flat Water Guide Course (Canoe) and a 3-Day White Water Guide Course (Canoe).

For a calendar of all our training courses proposed for 2015 please click here.

History

In 1991 the Abseiling Assessment Panel was formed in WA to meet the concerns in the outdoor industry with the standard of abseiling instructors in the state.  An Abseiling Instructor Course was set up and Instructor's In Charge were selected.  The course has been running since this time under the auspices of a number of organisations such a TAFE, Edith Cowan University and the Department of Sport and Recreation.

In early 2002 Central TAFE took on the Abseiling Instructor Course with a commitment to provide nationally recognised training.  Central TAFE put out a tender for an organisation to take on the technical training and assessment and Outdoor Discoveries won the contract.  From July 2002 to December 2003 Central TAFE in partnership with Outdoor Discoveries provided accredited training in the Outdoor Recreation Training Package competencies required by Outdoors WA as the minimum requirement for recognition as an Abseiling and Climbing Guide in WA. 

From January 2004 to the present date we have been working under contract with the South West Institute of Technology (SWIT).  The course now provides training, assessment and skills recognition in all the units required to be registered as a Single Pitch Abseiling Guide - Natural Surfaces and Top Rope Climbing Guide - Natural Surfaces with NOLRS.