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Bungy Jump Master
Fishing Guide
Hunting Guide
Mountain & Glacier Guide
Outdoor Adventure Instructor
Recreation Officer
Trekking Guide
Whitewater Rafting Guide


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Outdoor Adventure Guides direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in outdoor adventure activities such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting. Future Growth Very StrongOutdoor Adventure Guides plan, guide and coach groups and individuals in outdoor adventure activities. They may specialise in one particular activity or offer a variety of activities for clients. They must be able to instruct clients in outdoor adventure activities, ensuring the safety of the entire group.

Other Outdoor Adventure Guides includes jobs like Caving Guide, Cycle Touring Guide, Horse Trekking Guide, Sea Kayaking Guide, and Skydiving Instructor.

Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • Coordination Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Physical Fitness
  • Problem Solving Capabilities
  • Time Management

Rock Climbing
(Source: Scouts Australia)

Duties and Tasks

  • meeting members of a tour on arrival and making introductions
  • organising and supervising groups involved in outdoor adventures such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting
  • setting up and maintaining equipment, and ensuring that equipment is safe and in working condition
  • demonstrating and providing instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation
  • providing advice on safety measures, and ensuring that activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants
  • responding to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and taking appropriate further action if required
  • answering questions and advising on local interest points within a specific region
  • may maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work

 

Working conditions

Outdoor Adventure Guides typically work varied schedules based on private group needs or on establishment hours of operation. They may be required to travel overnight guiding long trips and weekends when clients come to do adventure activities. They spend long hours outdoors and should be familiar with outdoor safety and natural conditions.

 

Education and training/entrance requirements

You can work as an Outdoor Adventure Guide without formal qualifications. However, relevant experience is often required. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in outdoor recreation might be helpful.

Bungy Jump Master
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Bungy Jump Masters direct, supervise and control bungy jumping activities for individuals. Future Growth Very Strong

 

 

bungy jump master
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Duties and Tasks

  • Meets members of a tour on arrival and makes introductions.

  • Organises and supervises bungy jumping groups.

  • Sets up and maintains equipment, while ensuring that equipment is in safe and working condition.

  • Demonstrates and provides instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation.

  • Provides advice on safety measures, while ensuring that activities are conducted in a manner that minimises risk to participants.

  • Responds to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and taking appropriate further action if required.

  • Answers questions and advises on local interest points within a specific region.

  • Maintains written reports of daily activities and carries out other administrative work.


Education and training/entrance requirements

You can work as a Bungy Jump Master without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful.There are no courses in bungy jump instructing in Australia but courses are available overseas.

 

 

Fishing Guide
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Fishing Guides plan, organise and provide guided fishing trips for individuals or groups.
Specialisations: Fly Fishing Guide, Ocean Fishing Guide. Future Growth Very Strong

 

Fishing Guide
(Source: Aussie Fly Fisher)

Duties and Tasks

  • Meets and introduces members of a tour on arrival.

  • Organises and supervises groups involved in outdoor fishing adventures.

  • Sets up and maintains equipment, and ensures equipment is safe and in working condition.

  • Demonstrates and provides instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation.

  • Provides advice on safety measures, and ensures activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants.

  • Responds to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and takes appropriate further action if required.

  • Answers questions and advises on local interest points.

  • May maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work.


Education and training/entrance requirements

Fishing experience is needed to work as a Fishing Guide. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in outdoor recreation might be helpful.

 

 

Hunting Guide
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Hunting Guides plan, organise and provide guided hunting trips for individuals or groups.

Hunting Guide
(Source: Sporting Shooters' Association of Australia)

Duties and Tasks

  • Meets members of a tour on arrival and makes introductions.

  • Organises and supervises groups involved in outdoor hunting adventures.

  • Sets up and maintains equipment, and ensures that equipment is safe and in working condition.

  • Demonstrates and provides instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation.

  • Provides advice on safety measures, and ensures that activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants.

  • Responds to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and takes appropriate further action if required.

  • Answers questions and advises on local interest points within a specific region.

  • May maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work.


Education and training/entrance requirements

Hunting experience is needed to work as a Hunting Guide. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in outdoor recreation might be helpful.

 

Mountain & Glacier Guide
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Mountain or Glacier Guides plan, organise and provide guided trips for individuals or groups on mountains or glaciers.
Specialisations: Climbing Guide, Ski Guide.

Mountain & Glacier Guide
(Source: 100% Pure NZ)


Duties and Tasks

  • Meets members of a tour on arrival and makes introductions.
  • Organises and supervises groups involved in outdoor mountaineering and trekking adventures.
  • Sets up and maintains equipment, and ensures that equipment is safe and in working condition.
  • Demonstrates and provides instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation.
  • Provides advice on safety measures, and ensures that activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants.
  • Responds to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and takes appropriate further action if required.
  • Answers questions and advises on local interest points within a specific region.
  • May maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work.


Education and training/entrance requirements

Mountaineering experience is needed to work as a Mountain or Glacier Guide. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in outdoor recreation might be helpful.

 

Outdoor Adventure Instructor
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Practical or MechanicalNature or RecreationSkill Level 1Skill Level 2Skill Level 3

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Outdoor Adventure Instructors provide adventure-based experiential education in outdoor adventure and bushcraft.

Outdoor adventure instructors plan, guide and provide instruction or education in activities such as Future Growth Very Strong abseiling, hang-gliding, rock climbing, canoeing, bushwalking, caving, cross-country skiing, horse trekking, rafting, rock climbing and sailing. They provide instruction on using equipment, give advice on safety measures, and answer questions relating to local places of interest within the activity region. Instructors may work with children, adults or corporate groups in adventure tourism, eco-tourism or educational settings in locations all across Australia.

Also known as: Outdoor Adventure Leader.

Specialisations include: Abseiling Instructor, Adventure Challenge Instructor, Hang-gliding Instructor, Outdoor Education Teacher, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, Paragliding Instructor, Rock Climbing Instructor

Caving
(Source: Out and About Adventures)


Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • Enjoy outdoor activities
  • high level of skill in one or more outdoor activities
  • good administration and organisational skills
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • able to lead, motivate and supervise other people
  • strong decision-making skills
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • patience, tact and composure under pressure
  • ability to speak another language may be an advantage.
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    Duties and Tasks

    • Meets members of a tour on arrival and makes introductions.

    • Organises and supervises groups involved in outdoor adventures such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and white-water rafting.

    • Sets up and maintains equipment, and ensures that equipment is safe and in working condition.

    • Demonstrates and provides instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation.

    • Provides advice on safety measures, and ensures that activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants.

    • Responds to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and takes appropriate further action if required.

    • Answers questions and advises on local interest points within a specific region.

    • May maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work.

    • plan and prepare activities for both individual and group participation

    • demonstrate the relevant body movements and skills required

    • check suitability, condition and performance of all equipment prior to, during and on return from programs

    • supervise and maintain control of the individuals and groups involved

    • provide advice on safety measures and risk-avoidance strategies

    • respond to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and take appropriate further action if required

    • accept responsibility for the environmental preservation of activity sites and surrounding areas.


    Working conditions

    Outdoor adventure instructors work in a variety of locations, depending on the type of activities they run. They work outdoors in bushland areas instructing activities on rock faces, in caves and down mountain tracks, or on rivers, lakes and at sea. They may also work indoors using climbing walls. Instructors work varied hours including weekends, evenings and overnight on camps. Work is often seasonal and dependent on suitable weather conditions.


    Tools and technologies

    ​Outdoor adventure instructors use a range of gear including maps, diagrams, bicycles, canoes and rafts.

    Protective equipment such as ropes, harnesses, life jackets and safety helmets are used to minimise accidents and prevent injury. On overnight tours they may need to use navigation and cooking equipment.


    Education and training/entrance requirements

    It is possible to work as an outdoor adventure instructor without any formal qualifications, and get training on the job. However entry into this occupation may be improved by obtaining a qualification in outdoor recreation or a related area. Previous experience in the outdoors or adventure activities may improve your employment prospects.

    The Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation is offered at registered training organisations in Australia.

    You can also undertake a traineeship in outdoor recreation (levels 3 or 4). The outdoor recreation traineeships usually take 24 months to complete.

    You can study a degree majoring in outdoor recreation.

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