Vocational Education and Training in Schools

SIS20213 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

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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:

  • Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • 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.