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Certificate 2 in Outdoor Recreation - Senior Students

Maroon Outdoor Education Centre can provide nationally recognised training and assessment for units of competence from the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation (SIS20213) for EQ senior level students enrolled in recreation studies or similar program.  An overview of our courses is here.

Activity training - Teachers

Maroon Outdoor Education Centre can provide nationally recognised training and assessment for units of competence and skill sets from the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation (SIS40313).

We mostly provide training programs for Education Queensland employees (permanent or voluntary) for Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment (CARA) compliance.  Recognition of prior learning (PDF, 297KB) may also be available for existing clients upon application. Specialisations are described below.

The assessment and/or training process (PDF, 68KB) document provides guidance on choosing a training and/or assessment mode to gain the qualifications needed. Maroon Outdoor Education Centre generally offers full training programs over at least 3 weekends per activity specialisation.

Step 1

Pre-enrolment and obtaining a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Ensure that you read the pre-enrolment information (PDF, 34KB) before considering a training program with us. You will also need a USI to enrol.

Step 2

Organise a training course

Maroon OEC conducts training courses for QG units, EQ schools and centres. If your  units or EQ institution needs staff trained contact the Deputy Principal to arrange a group training program. 
If this has already been arranged, complete the enrolment form (107 kb), scan and return by email.  Our training programs start with a basic skills course, followed by a guiding skills course.  These courses are usually conducted separately and total at least 6 days to complete (usually 3 separate weekends, or during school vacation).
Basic Skills Courses 

The basic skills courses are designed to provide you with the opportunity to learn and consolidate foundation skills in an activity before you apply to join one of our guiding skills programs. You will also be able to participate in an activity with one of our experienced instructors and see them actively guiding.

Basic skills courses (PDF, 1297KB)

Activity training

Once you have done a basic skills program you will need to practise! The building skills (PDF, 63KB) document outlines some other ways to build knowledge and skills.

Guiding Skills Courses

You must complete an appropriate basic skills course to enrol in a guiding skills training course.  Please read through the requirements of the course you are interested in. Each of these will take you at least 3 full weekends to complete.

First weekend: applying basic skills > Second weekend: developing guiding skills > Third weekend: guiding skills > assessment (total = minimum 6 days).

Guiding Skills (CARA based) Courses currently offered:

Guiding skills assessment

You will be contacted by your Maroon Outdoor Education Centre trainer to organise an assessment time, usually when there are enough other suitable candidates ready. This will take at least a full day depending on the activity and number of candidates being assessed with you.  You will be assessed guiding actual clients (school students, club members or another adult group), preferably your school's students.

Further information is available from the Maroon Outdoor Education Centre  by contacting the Deputy Principal.

Step 3

Do you need National Outdoor Leadership Registration Scheme (NOLRS) registration?


Please note outdoor skills (PDF, 302KB) must be completed to obtain a full skill set (for NOLRS registration). This is currently offered online by Outdoor Environmental Sustainability Training. It is advisable to complete this course before enrolling in an activity based program. You will also need a first aid qualification.

Please note Maroon Outdoor Education Centre is not responsible for your NOLRS registration, you will need to organise this separately. 



A checklist (PDF, 22KB) has been developed to allow subject administrators to effectively identify the qualifications by activity and map staff competencies held.