You will be required to attend a five-day block of training which includes an overnight bushwalking journey.


If you already have extensive experience in guiding people on bushwalking trips and are currently working in an outdoor recreation environment, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Contact your trainer on 0400 721 493 for more information.

This course applies to skilled outdoor recreation leaders who lead and supervise dependent participants in bushwalking activities in difficult tracked environments.

Delivery Model

The course is delivered via a blended format which includes online learner resources and questions, a face-to-face training block, written assignments and assessment via direct observation in the field in a real or simulated work environment.

Face to Face Training

You will be required to attend a five-day block of training which includes an overnight bushwalking journey.


Training days are based in southeast Queensland’s picturesque hinterland that comprises the Tweed Range, Mt Nimmel Range, Tamborine Mountain, Numinbah Valley, and eastern parts of the McPherson Range.

Course Dates

Monday 13th May – Friday 17th May 2024

Course Requirements

In order to be able to complete this course successfully, you will need:

  • a computer and internet access to complete online assessments
  • suitable sunsafe clothing for all practical tasks
  • a moderate level of fitness
  • to be comfortable in remote bush settings
  • to be comfortable crossing rivers
  • basic outdoor equipment, including but not limited to hiking shoes, sleeping bag, waterproof and breathable rain jacket, polypropylene or woollen thermal wear.

Learner Support

If you have any special learning or physical needs or if you are concerned about any of the above requirements, please contact us to discuss your concerns and find out what support options are available. This includes Language, Literacy or Numeracy (LLN) needs or difficulties in accessing a computer and/or the internet to complete the online learning and assessment.


The cost of this stand-alone course is $1,390.

If you are a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adventurous Journey Supervisor you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us for more information.

As Tallebudgera OEEC is a Queensland Government school, the RTO is not eligible to become a Skills Assure Supplier so is unable to provide services subsidised by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. This includes VET in Schools funding, the User Choice Program, apprenticeships or traineeships.

Participant Numbers

All face-to-face training and assessment blocks will run subject to minimum numbers and confirmation that the session will be going ahead will be sent two weeks prior to each scheduled session.

Bushwalking Units of Competency

SISOBWG002 Bushwalk in difficult tracked environments

SISOBWG006 Lead bushwalks in difficult tracked environments

SISOFLD007 Navigate in difficult tracked environments

SISOBWG004 Cross rivers during bushwalks

Additional Units of Competency

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

SISOFLD002 Minimise environmental impact

SISOFLD003 Select, set up and operate a temporary or overnight site

For more information

Please contact your trainer Symeko Jochinke – Email: sjoch0@eq.edu.au; Mobile: 0400 721 493