Abseiling and Top Rope Climbing Guide Course - Natural Surfaces

As of January 2004 Outdoor Discoveries has entered into a contract arrangement with the South Regional TAFE (SR TAFE) taking the role of the Registered Training Organisation. The 7 day course is called the Abseiling and Top Rope Climbing Guide Course (Single Pitch - Natural Surfaces).

Course Structure

You will be trained and assessed in nine units of competency and have the option to take part in a skills recognition process for another eight units from national training packages.

These units together with a current first aid qualification and a logbook of recent guiding experience will allow registration with the National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS) run by the Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA).

Graduates of the course will receive a statement of attainment for the following units:

  • SISXCAI306A Facilitate groups
  • SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations
  • SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies
  • SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities
  • SISOODR302A Plan outdoor recreation activities
  • SISOODR303A Guide outdoor recreation sessions
  • SISOOPS201A Minimise environmental impact
  • SISOOPS304A Plan for minimal environmental impact
  • SISOOPS306A Interpret weather conditions in the field
  • SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues
  • SISOABN303A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces
  • SISOABN202A Safeguard an abseiler using a single rope belay system
  • SISOABN304A Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling on natural surfaces
  • SISOABN305A Guide abseiling on single pitch natural surfaces
  • SISOCLN303A Establish belays for climbing on natural surfaces
  • SISOCLN302A Apply climbing skills on natural surfaces
  • SISOCLN304A Guide top rope climbing activities on natural surfaces

Course Schedule

UPDATE on 9th November 2019: SR TAFE have cancelled the course in November / December this year. We are working to get a course happening early next year, possibly the second week of the school holidays.

The next courses are being planned for:

  • 30th November to 6th December 2019 - Perth and surrounds
    Cut off date for enrolment: Friday 8th November 2019.


The cost is $1,634.80. Further details here.

All enrolments take place through the South Regional TAFE (SR TAFE):

South Regional TAFE
Ph: (08) 9780 7262
Email: outdoortraining@srtafe.wa.edu.au

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