A certificate 3 in Outdoor Recreation is the entry level qualification needed to lead groups of participants in Outdoor Recreation activities.

If you are interested in getting qualified to work in the Outdoor Recreation/Education industry or do you just want to find out how close you are to being able to receive a Certificate 3 in Outdoor Recreation once all the qualifications you already have are taken into account we can develop a training plan for you. Your plan will let you know:

  • The units you need to complete to receive your qualification
  • The cost
  • Suggested training dates

Complete the form below to allow us to develop a training plan for you.


If you are a Teacher or Outdoor Recreation Leader with extensive experience in the outdoors, feel free to contact us to discuss undertaking a RPL process to obtain your Certificate 3 in Outdoor Recreation. You will need to be currently working in an outdoor recreation environment and have access to experienced outdoor leaders with qualifications in Outdoor Recreation who are willing to vouch for your skills.

Based at Tallebudgera Beach School on the Gold Coast our Certificate 3 course will provide you with the skills you need to lead groups in the outdoors as well as the techniques and methods you need to help them learn and develop in areas such as teamwork, resilience and self-esteem.  It is run over one year, however as the course is self paced students can progress more quickly.  The course is made up of face-to-face training weekends, self paced online training and if required and  flexible work experience placements at Tallebudgera Beach School and its Currumbin Valley Campus.  With training being provided online or during activity training weekends along with a wide variety of practical experience options available**, the course has been designed to help you integrate your training with your existing commitments.

We are limiting our student numbers to only 10 students next year so if you think this could be the sort of opportunity you have been looking for please request a training plan.

Important points to consider:

  • The Activity Specialisations available are Bushwalking, Canoeing, Artificial Climbing, Snorkelling, Surfing and Low Ropes. **

* Course costs are payable in instalments.

** Practical Experience opportunities at Tallebudgera Beach School and its Currumbin Campus are limited to Canoeing, Artificial Climbing and Low Ropes.

If you are interested in joining us in 2018 to complete a Certificate 3 in Outdoor Recreation simply complete the following form and we will contact you to discuss your options and organise an interview.

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