Cert III

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Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

The Certificate 3 in Outdoor Recreation provides the training required to enter a career in the Outdoor Recreation Industry. Graduates of Certificate 3 could expect to gain entry level employment in Outdoor Adventure Guiding, Outdoor Education or in Corporate Outdoor Training sector.

Students need no prior formal skills training in Outdoor Recreation to enter this course but must have an active interest in being outdoors. A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the practical component of the course.

Initially students will be able to borrow some of the equipment required for the course. However, students should expect to purchase personal equipment throughout the year such as a backpack and raincoat. Those students seeking employment on completing the course would be expected to provide their personal equipment upon entering the workforce.


A Certificate 3 Course will be offered over one semester (Semester 1 – February to June or Semester 2 July to November). The course is taught in the classroom at Lithgow College, online and through practical field trips at various venues. Students will also gain significant “life skills” especially in leadership, teamwork, problem solving, self-sufficiency, first aid and interpersonal skills.

  • Classroom - 20 days
  • Field trips in Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Hawksbury Region - 29 days
  • Vocational placements with Industry Partners- minimum 15 days (set blocks allocated)
  • Skill Enhancement Project (SEP) trips - 6 days

This course is equivalent to a full time pattern of study, averaging 3-5 days each week.  You do not need to be based in Lithgow to complete this course. However, you need to be easily able to access this region for field trips and classroom days.

Once you have completed your Certificate 3 you can do the following Outdoor Recreation Courses with us:

Expressions of Interest are open now for January 2019 intake.

Contact Details For Cert III

It is important to submit an Expression of Interest early as spaces are limited. Please do not hesitate to call or email for further information, course dates and enrolment details.

Georgina MacSmith

Course Co-ordinator

Certificate III Outdoor Recreation
Phone: 02 6352 0472
Email: georgina.macsmith3@tafensw.edu.au

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