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


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Practical or MechanicalNature or RecreationClerical or OrganisingSkill Level 1
Skill Level 2Skill Level 3Skill Level 4Skill Level 5

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 Strong


Outdoor 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.

ANZSCO ID: 452215

   
Specialisations:
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

ANZSCO ID: 452211

Alternative names: Bungee Jumping Master,

Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • Punctuality & Professionalism: Arrive on time, looking professional and ready to work.

  • Integrity: Do what you say & Say what you do.

  • Ability to focus, listen and learn at a high level.

  • Ability to create a fun, happy, exciting & engaging guest experience.

  • Strong communication skills while addressing guests in a leadership capacity.

  • Strong adherence to company protocols.

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.

  • Ability to work outdoors all day in potentially difficult conditions such as, inclement weather, cold, rain, excessive heat, sun, wind, etc.

  • Must be able to be comfortable and pleasant in uncomfortable situations.

  • Willingness to be a team player.

  • Physically fit with good balance, coordination and agility.

 


bungy jump master
(Source: Stuff.co.nz)

 

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.

 

Tools and technologies

A bungee jump almost entirely consists of an elastic rope, which is actually a braided shock cord, tied to the ankle of the jumper. Most bungee cords are made from natural rubber (used due to its elasticity). Two types of harness are used for a bungee jump – a leg harness, which is joined to the cord, and a body harness (back-up for the ankle attachment, for safety purposes).

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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Clerical or OrganisingNature or Recreation
Skill Level 1

 

Fishing Guides plan, organise and provide guided fishing trips for individuals or groups. Future Growth Very StrongGuiding takes more than passion and skill for fishing. A talented angler understands fish. A talented guide understands fish and people. The latter tends to be more complicated than the former. Most clients expect to catch fish, or at least have opportunities, but not all measure a day’s success by body count. Many guests experience truly sublime appreciation for a fishing day through wildlife sightings, picturesque scenery, acquisition of new skills and camaraderie. More often than not, that appreciation and joy comes from the deft but subtle capacity of their guide to communicate effectively what needs to be done. She helps them achieve that sense of peace and satisfaction, regardless of how many times the net gets wet.

Tense interactions will spoil a day on the water as fast as a poorly tied knot, and not all guests are experienced, skilled or likeable. A day on the water with someone who’s desperate to get a photo of a trophy fish makes for a stressful day, especially when the fish aren’t actively feeding or the angler’s expectations exceed their ability. A good guide knows how to diffuse tense situations—when to speak or be quiet, offer advice, or stop the madness with a beautiful shoreside lunch.

Much of a guide’s ability to handle a season’s highs and lows depends on their capacity to remain cool under pressure and scrutiny. Confidence is central to guiding success.

ANZSCO ID: 452212

Specialisations: Fly Fishing Guide, Ocean Fishing Guide, Angler Master, Certified Casting Instructor [Fly Fishing],

Knowledge, skills and attributes

  • Customer Service - Customer service is the process of offering assistance to all the current and potential customers -- answering questions, fixing problems, and providing excellent service. The main goal of customer service is to build a strong relationship with the customers so that they keep coming back for more business.

  • Knowledge of Trout fly fishing techniques

  • Instruct anglers in various life forms of insects and other areas of aquatic resources.

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR

  • Good Communication - the ability to converse and respond to complex customer needs over multiple-day periods of time.

 

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.

Tools and technologies

  • A boat and trailer Fishing tackle

  • Truck or SUV

  • Dozens of Rods

  • Bait

  • Wide array of Tackle and related gear including plenty of fishing line

  • Tackle boxes

  • Life jackets

  • Rain gear

  • Plenty of extra water

  • Snacks

  • Camping gear (if staying overnight)

 

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
Leisure and Entertainment

Clerical or OrganisingNature or Recreation
Skill Level 1

 

Hunting Guides plan, organise and provide guided hunting trips for individuals or groups. Future Growth Very Strong

ANZSCO ID: 452213

Knowledge, skills and attributes  

  • a keen awareness of safety at all times

  • an unwavering commitment to ethics

  • reliability and toughness

  • a passionate nature

  • an intimate knowledge of game patterns, movements and the animals being pursued

  • legal knowledge of the wildlife that can be hunted

 

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
Leisure and Entertainment

Clerical or OrganisingNature or RecreationSkill Level 1

Mountain or Glacier Guides plan, organise and provide guided trips for individuals or groups on mountains or glaciers.
  
ANZSCO ID:
452214

Specialisations: Climbing Guide, Ski Guide. Future Growth Very Strong

Knowledge, skills and attributes  

  • Mountain Guides must have some basic hill walking experience and have a reasonable level of fitness.
  • They should have precise local knowledge of mountain routes, weather, and snow and glacier conditions.
  • They should have specific training in alpine skills like off-piste skiing, avalanche awareness, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain navigation and the proper use of mountain tools like ice axe, crampons, rope, climbing anchor systems, avalanche beacons, etc.
  • They also possess the ability to contact helicopters for remote ski mountaineering access or heli-skiing.

 

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.

Tools and technologies

Mountain guides should have tools like ice axe, crampons, rope, climbing anchor systems, and, avalanche beacons.

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 Mechanical
Nature or RecreationSkill Level 1Skill Level 2Skill Level 3
Skill Level 4Skill Level 5

 

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.

ANZSCO ID: 452215

Alternative names: Outdoor Adventure Leader, Outdoor Adventure Guide,

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

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.

 

Caving
(Source: Out and About Adventures)

 

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.

 

Did You Know?

Australian Industry & Skills Committee provides data and information on the Outdoor Recreation sector.

AISC

 

Trekking Guide
Leisure and Entertainment

Clerical or OrganisingNature or RecreationSkill Level 1

Trekking Guides plan, organise and provide guided bushwalking and trekking trips for individuals or groups. Future Growth Very Strong

ANZSCO ID: 452216
   

Knowledge, skills and attributes   

  • Knowledge of the Trekking Area

  • Ability to Communicate Effectively

  • Strong Empathy and Understanding

  • Charismatic Personality

  • Keen Ability to Improvise and Adapt

  • Focuses on Building Rapport

  • Engaging Storyteller and Actor

  • Flexibility

  • Timeliness and Punctuality

  • Eagerness to Learn and Willingness to Teach Others

  • Professionalism

 

 

Trek Larapinta
(Source: Trek Larapinta Alice Springs)

Duties and Tasks

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

  • Organises and supervises groups involved in outdoor 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

You can work as a Trekking Guide without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in outdoor recreation might be helpful.

 

Whitewater Rafting Guide
Leisure and Entertainment

Practical or MechanicalClerical or OrganisingNature or Recreation
Skill Level 1

Whitewater Rafting Guides plan, organise and provide guided rafting and kayaking trips for individuals or groups on whitewater rivers. Rafting activities usually involve the movement of participants down a river on inflatable craft of various sizes, designed for more than two people. Many rafts have the capacity and bouyancy to carry equipment for extended journeys. Typically, rafting activites involve travelling on rivers where the gradient fall is sufficient to create white water, and may involve travelling through gorges. Future Growth Very Strong

Key Points:

* White water rafting is an adventure activity which involves a reasonably high level of inherent risk.

* The river environment is continually changing.

* Your guides must be properly licenced and trained.

* Your rafts and equipment must be to industry standard and well maintained.

*Your passengers should be well informed and properly equipped.

ANZSCO ID: 452217

Alternative names: River Rafting Guide,

Knowledge, skills and attributes      

  • Knowledge of safety rules and procedures

  • Knowledge of first aid

  • Knowledge of the natural environment and history of area and the ability share this knowledge with guests.

  • A clear understanding of white water

  • Experience of navigated rafts in Class I-V whitewater

  • Large groups skills are essential to effectively manage teams

  • Knowledge of food preparation

  • Ability to orchestrate all day rafting trips including knowing what to pack for the day eg. medical kits

 

Whitewater Rafting guide
(Source: Stuff.co.nz)

Duties and Tasks

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

  • Organises and supervises groups involved in white-water rafting outdoor 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.

  • Must consider the consequences of unpredicted delays (due to capsizes or craft repairs), time for rest periods, and how changes in river levels will affect rapid grades.

  • Must be familiar with the changeable nature of the river, hazards such as snags and fallen trees, the grading of each rapid (including potential changes in grades with varying water levels), portages and their distances, and the approximate time that will be required for the activity.

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


Education and training/entrance requirements

White-water rafting experience is needed to work as a Whitewater Rafting Guide. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in outdoor recreation might be helpful.

 

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