Outdoor Adventure Guides

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Outdoor Adventure Guides direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in outdoor adventure activities such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting.
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Outdoor Adventure Guides
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
3,100
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Very strong growth
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  • meeting members of a tour on arrival and making introductions
  • organising and supervising groups involved in outdoor adventures such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting
  • setting up and maintaining equipment, and ensuring that equipment is safe and in working condition
  • demonstrating and providing instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation
  • providing advice on safety measures, and ensuring that activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants
  • responding to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and taking appropriate further action if required
  • answering questions and advising on local interest points within a specific region
  • may maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work

Job Titles

  • Bungy Jump Master
  • Fishing Guide
  • Hunting Guide
  • Mountain or Glacier Guide
  • Outdoor Adventure Instructor
  • Trekking Guide
  • Whitewater Rafting Guide
  • Outdoor Adventure Guides

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Tourism, Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate III in Guiding, Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate IV in Guiding, Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

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