Day Walk Leadership Program

Designed for club leaders, teachers and small business.

Multi Day Bushwalking Leadership Program

Designed for Teachers, Tour Leaders, Club Expedition Leaders

Bushwalk Leader Stages of Accreditation

With 5 stages courses can provide skills and qualifications to potential leaders.

View information about our governance, including our constitution and Board members.


Our Constitution was adopted in July 2000.

The Objects of the Board are:

  • To promote bush and mountain walking within South Australia and by the South Australian community including conducting courses in walking
  • To promote best practice in the standards of walking leaders
  • To conduct courses in leadership for bush and mountain walking
  • To encourage and facilitate walking leaders to pursue accreditation of leadership developed through experience, and
  • To offer advice and assistance to organizations and individuals on matters relating to bush and mountain walking.

Board Members

Our Board consists of five members with diverse experience in outdoor training, education and working with children, youth and adults.

Gordon Begg, chair of Bushwalking Leadership SA

Gordon Begg


With extensive experience in outdoor training and assessment, Gordon is an Advanced Bushwalking Leader, Advisor and Assessor for Bushwalking Leadserhip SA. He has a breadth of experience in curriculum development, assessing, moderating and instructing.

Advanced bushwalking skills in alpine areas

Michael Secomb

Rod Quintrell

Andrew Govan, training assessor for Bushwalking Leadership SA

Andrew Govan

With his teaching degree and Bushwalking Instructor qualification he is one of our key training assessors. He is involved in the bushwalking community with Outdoors SA, and Wilderness Escape, which specializes in school-aged outdoor instruction, and Venture Corporate Recharge which provides Adventure Based Experiential Learning (ABEL) programs.

Michael Woodward

With his role with Scouts SA in leading outdoor expeditions and bushwalks, Michael brings a wealth of experience.

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