Study the techniques at Home so you will be prepared when you head out.
Learn about Hiking, Camping, Bushwalking, Exploring and leading eco tours and excursions
Work in an outdoor supply or camping shop; or in the tourism or leisure industries.
This course builds an understanding of the things you are likely to confront when you leave civilisation and provides a foundation for preparing yourself and those who accompany you for any excursion into a natural area.
This course is valuable to people who may have a recreational interest in wilderness exploration, orienteers, tour guides, scout leaders, or ecotour business owners.
- To appreciate the scope and implications of ecotourism opportunities in wilderness areas.
- To be able to prepare for an excursion into a wilderness area
- To determine appropriate methods of protecting against the elements.
- To determine different uses for natural resources in the wilderness.
- To be able to navigate in a wilderness area using a variety of different techniques.
- To deal with a range of emergencies in a wilderness situation, including developing contingency plans and determining appropriate first aid.
- Explain campsite establishment and management.
- Determine appropriate procedures for managing different passive wilderness activities.
- Determine appropriate procedures for managing different water based wilderness activities.
- Determine appropriate procedures for managing different active wilderness activities
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Detailed Course Outline
This course is made up of a number of modules. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online. Select each module below to learn more.
There are 10 lessons in this course:
Understanding Wilderness Areas
- Living Things
- Ecological Relationships
- Climatic Zones
- Climate/Soil/Vegetation Interrelationships
- Plant Associations
- Continental Drift
- Understanding Impacts of Weather on Wilderness Activities – Highs and Lows, Thunderstorms, Atmospheric pressure changes in storms, guide to weather symbols.
- Participant Fitness Levels – testing current physical fitness and further tests
- Equipping to survive – minimum essential items for the survival kit, additional items, individual medical kit
- Essential Items for Wilderness Travel
- Food packaging
- Liability and Insurance
- Risk Assessment
Protection from the Elements
- First Aid Procedures
- Hypothermia (exposure)
- Hyperthermia (heat exhaustion)
- Building a wilderness shelter
- Lighting a fire
- Mental strength
- Finding water – plan ahead to find water, how much water do you need? Landscape vegetation and animal signs, things to avoid, making an above ground still, soakage water, water from tree roots
- Case Study – Survival story
- Bush tucker or Survival Food – Australian bush tucker foods.
- Preparation of plant food.
- Animals for food
- Use of Bush Tucker Food
- Navigation and direction finding – how to use a compass, map reading, longitude and latitude, scale, contour lines, estimating distances, pacing.
- Navigation by the sun, moon and stars
Dealing with Emergencies
- Venomous creatures – snakes – symptoms of a poisonous bite, first aid, arachnids – first aid, marine creatures – jelly fish, cone shell, first aid, scorpionfish, lionfish and stonefish – first aid, other dangerous marine creatures.
- Carnivorous mammals – bears, big cats
- Poisonous plants
- Setting up camp
- Camping – different styles of camping
- Successful camp programming
- Waste disposal
Passive Land Based Activities
- Observing nature
- Environmental activities for children
- Plant collection
Water Based Adventure Activities
- Some water-based activities – snorkeling, scuba, sailing, speed boating and jet skiing, canoeing, white-water rafting, water skiing.
Active Land Based Adventure Activities
- Activities – abseiling, hang gliding, rock climbing, snow skiing, snowboarding
- Motorized Vehicles – landscape impact, safety, considerations
- Mountain Bikes
- Horse Riding
When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay in installments?
Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.
Can I study from anywhere in the world?
We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.
Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?
Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.
Do I have to sit an Exam?
No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.
Do you have set start dates?
There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.