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4522 Outdoor Adventure Guides

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

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.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Bungy Jump Master and Mountain Glacier Guide in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • 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

Occupations:

  • 452211 Bungy Jump Master
  • 452212 Fishing Guide
  • 452213 Hunting Guide
  • 452214 Mountain or Glacier Guide
  • 452215 Outdoor Adventure Instructor
  • 452216 Trekking Guide
  • 452217 Whitewater Rafting Guide
  • 452299 Outdoor Adventure Guides nec

452211 Bungy Jump Master

Directs, supervises and controls bungy jumping activities for individuals.

Skill Level: 2

452212 Fishing Guide

Plans, organises and provides guided fishing trips for individuals or groups.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Fly Fishing Guide
  • Ocean Fishing Guide

452213 Hunting Guide

Plans, organises and provides guided hunting trips for individuals or groups.

Skill Level: 3

452214 Mountain or Glacier Guide

Plans, organises and provides guided trips for individuals or groups on mountains or glaciers.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Climbing Guide
  • Ski Guide

452215 Outdoor Adventure Instructor

Alternative Title:

  • Outdoor Adventure Leader

Provides adventure-based experiential education in outdoor adventure and bushcraft.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Abseiling Instructor
  • Adventure Challenge Instructor
  • Hang-gliding Instructor
  • Outdoor Education Teacher
  • Outdoor Pursuits Instructor
  • Paragliding Instructor
  • Rock Climbing Instructor

452216 Trekking Guide

Alternative Title:

  • Bushwalking Guide

Plans, organises and provides guided bushwalking and trekking trips for individuals or groups.

Skill Level: 3

452217 Whitewater Rafting Guide

Plans, organises and provides guided rafting and kayaking trips for individuals or groups on whitewater rivers.

Skill Level: 3

452299 Outdoor Adventure Guides nec

This occupation group covers Outdoor Adventure Guides not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Occupations in this group include:

  • Caving Guide
  • Cycle Touring Guide
  • Horse Trekking Guide
  • Sea Kayaking Guide
  • Skydiving Instructor