Vocational Education and Training in Schools

SIS20213 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in performing core skills in outdoor recreation environments and assisting with the conduct of a range of outdoor activities.

Work may be undertaken as part of a team and would be performed under supervision. Work would be undertaken in field locations such as camps or in indoor recreation centres or facilities, in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment.

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

  • outdoor activity assistant
  • outdoor participant.

Pathways from this qualification include studying any of the following qualifications:

  • SIS30413 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS40313 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

This qualification is made up of 15 units, 10 core and 5 electives.


HLTAID003 - Provide first aid (20)

SISOODR201A - Assist in conducting outdoor recreation sessions (20)

SISOOPS201A - Minimise environmental impact (20)

SISXIND101A - Work effectively in sport and recreation environments (40)

SISXOHS101A - Follow occupational health and safety policies (10)

6 Elective units.
YMCA recommends selecting your elective units from the list of units below:

Outdoor Recreation

SISOABA201A - Demonstrate abseiling skills on artificial surfaces (20)

SISOABN201A - Demonstrate abseiling skills on natural surfaces (20)

SISOABN202A - Safe guard an abseiler using a single rope belay system (15)

SISOABN304A - Establish ropes for single pitch abseil on natural surface (15)

SISOCLA201A - Demonstrate top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces (15)

SISOVTR301A - Perform vertical rescues (20)

SISOBWG201A - Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment (15)

SISOCNE201A - Demonstrate simple canoeing skills (25)

SISOCNE202A - Perform deep water rescues (20)

SISOKYK201A - Demonstrate simple kayaking skills (25)

SISOFSH201A - Catch & handle fish (20)

SISOCYT201A - Select, set up and maintain a bike (20)

SISOCYT202A - Demonstrate basic cycling skills (30)

SISOMBK201A - Demonstrate basic off-road cycling skills (20)  *Pre-Requisite SISOCYT202A

SISONAV201A - Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment (20)

SISOODR201A - Assist in conducting outdoor recreation sessions (20)

SISOOPS201A - Minimise environmental impact (20)

SISOOPS202A - Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site (20)

SISOOPS306A - Interpret weather conditions in the field (30)

SISOSNK201A - Demonstrate snorkelling activities (20)

SISOSRF201A - Demonstrate surf survival and self rescue skills (20)

SISOSRF202A - Demonstrate basic surfing manoeuvres in controlled conditions (20)

SISCAQU002 - Perform basic  water rescues (15) 

SISSSPT201A - Implement sports injury prevention (10)

SISSCOP201A - Prepare a pre or post event meal (20)

SISSSPT303A - Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs (10)

SISXRSK301A - Undertake risk analysis of activities (15)


The Units’ Nominal Hours are listed at the end of the unit name in brackets.