You will be required to attend a three-day block of training and two separate climbing assessment days at Currumbin Valley on the Gold Coast


If you already have extensive experience in leading people in artificial climbing activities and are currently working in an outdoor recreation environment, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Contact us on 0436 837 851 for more information.

This course applies to skilled outdoor recreation leaders who set up climbing equipment and lead and supervise participants during top rope climbing activities on artificial surfaces.

Delivery Model

The course is delivered via a blended format which includes face-to-face training blocks, online learner resources and assessments, 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 three-day block of training and two separate climbing assessment days. Please refer to the Course Calendar for the dates these will be held.


All training and assessment days are held at Currumbin Valley on the Gold Coast.

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 with heights
  • suitable climbing shoes.

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 $1,250.

If you are enrolled in the full SIS30169 Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership qualification, these Units of Competency are included in the cost of the full course. If you are a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adventurous Journey Supervisor you may be eligible for a discount. Contact us for more information.

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.

SISSS00122 Artificial Climbing Skill set – Units of Competency

SISOCLM001 Top rope climb single pitches, artificial surfaces

SISOCLM005 Establish belays for single pitch climbing on artificial surfaces

SISOCLM008 Lead single pitch climbing activities on artificial surfaces, top rope climbing

SISOPLN004 Identify hazards, assess and control risks for outdoor recreation activities

SISXCCS001 Provide quality service*

SISXEMR001 Respond to emergency situations*

SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities*

Note: Units marked with * have been superseded and learners will be transitioned to the replacement Units in 2024

For more information

Please contact Roslyn Cridland – Email: rcrid2@eq.edu.au; Mobile: 0477 345 184