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Outdoor Adventure Guide Courses

An Outdoor Adventure Guide takes groups of participants for recreational activities such as white water rafting, abseiling or scuba diving. You’ll demonstrate correct techniques and make sure participants are taking part safely. Outdoor Adventure Guides check equipment is working properly and monitor weather conditions.

Outdoor Adventure Guides should be physically fit and enjoy working outside. You’ll need to be good at interacting with people from a range of backgrounds and should have strong communication skills. Outdoor Adventure Guides should be able to make safety a priority and be able to manage their time well.

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Popular Outdoor Adventure Guide Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become an Outdoor Adventure Guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Outdoor Adventure Guide earn?

In Australia, a full time Outdoor Adventure Guide generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Outdoor Adventure Guide?

The number of people employed in this field has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 6,800 people employed as an Outdoor Adventure Guide in Australia, compared to 1,400 five years ago. Outdoor Adventure Guides may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become an Outdoor Adventure Guide?

A Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership is a good qualification if you’d like to work as an Outdoor Adventure Guide. This course covers a range of topics including organising group activities and interpreting weather and environment conditions. You’ll also learn to manage group safety, respond to an emergency and operate communications equipment. You could also consider a Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within outdoor education and tour guides. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.