Day Walk Leadership Program

Open to any walker with experience and or training in bushwalking.

Bushwalking Leadership Program

Open to any walker with experience and or training in overnight bushwalking.

Bushwalk Leader Stages of Accreditation

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

Application to gain a BLSA qualification – Advanced Bushwalking Leadership Certificate Training Programme (ABLC).

This application to gain a Bushwalking Leadership SA qualification is for Certificate 4 or Diploma Graduates prior to January 2015.

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Bushwalking Leadership SA training checklist

Prerequisites for Admission

The applicants must:

  1. Hold the equivalent training package units provided by an approved training provider. You will need to provide evidence of this by submitting your transcript with all the units required. Therefore you must have completed a Certificate IV and
  2. You must have an appropriate log of walks equivalent to BLSA requirements for that level and you must also demonstrate your currency of walks in the last 3 years.
  3. Provide a supporting letter from your employer or supervisor that can verify your log book.
  4. Be over the age of 18 years.
  5. Hold a current remote area first aid certificate or higher certificate such as remote or wilderness first aid.
  6. You may be required to provide a evidence of your DCSI clearance.

Additional Assessment if required

Based on the units you have completed and the extent of your log will determine if an additional assessment is required to complete either level.

For example a Diploma level graduate may need to complete a group management assessment walk with a BLSA advisor. If the applicant has not completed enough walk units and or logged appropriate assessment walks as a leader.An additional assessment fee may apply if this is the case.

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Study and Logbook Requirements

To gain Bushwalking Leadership Certificate (ABLC)

Your transcript must show the following units required from the SIS10 package or the equivalent units from SRO9 package.

Advanced Bushwalk Leader (Guide Bushwalks in an Uncontrolled Environment)

All the units listed in BLC level and ABLC Level.

BLC Level Units

  • SISOOPS201A Minimize environmental impact
  • SISOOPS306A Interpret weather conditions in the field
  • SISOODR302A Plan outdoor recreation activities
  • HLTFA301B Apply first aid
  • SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations
  • SISXOHS101A Follow OHS policies
  • SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities
  • SISOBWG201A Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment
  • SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
  • SISOOPS407A Apply search and rescue skills
  • SISOODR303A Guide outdoor recreation sessions
  • SISXCAI306A Facilitate groups
  • SISOOPS202A Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site
  • PUAOPE002A Operate communications systems and equipment
  • SISOBWG302A Apply intermediate bushwalking skills
  • SISOBWG404A Apply river crossing skills
  • SISONAV302A Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment
  • SISOBWG405A Guide intermediate bushwalks

ABLC Level Units

  • SISOBWG510A Guide bushwalks in an uncontrolled environment
  • SISONAV403A Navigate in uncontrolled environment
  • SISOOPS305A Provide first aid in a remote location
  • SISOBWG508A Apply advanced bushwalking skills in arid areas.
  • SISOBWG507A Apply advanced bushwalking skills in alpine areas
  • SISOOPS509A Interpret weather for mountain environments
  • SISOSKT408A Apply snow craft skills for overnight touring

Logbook Requirements

Your Log book must include the following as a minimum.

Your log book should have all the walks listed for your BLC level and ABLC Level.

BLC Level Logbook

Your log of experience should reflect at least the following number of walks:

  • 3 x 2-day walk as participant or leader
  • 2 x 3-day walk as participant or leader
  • 3 x 2-day walks as leader
  • 1 x 3-day walk as leader
  • Your group management assessment

The log of walks listed above must contain at least or additional walks need to be logged:

  • 1 trip in cold and wet conditions,
  • 1 trip with an adult club or peer group
  • 1 trip with a school or juvenile group
  • 1 trip in The Grampians or an equivalent venue
  • 1 trip in the Flinders Ranges north of Wilmington

ABLC Level Logbook

Your log of experience should reflect at least the following number of walks:

  • 3 x 2-day walk as participant or leader
  • 2 x 3-day walk as participant or leader
  • 3 x 2-day walks as leader
  • 1 x 3-day walk as leader
  • Your group management assessment

The log of walks listed above must contain at least or additional walks need to be logged:

  • 1 trip in cold and wet conditions,
  • 1 trip must be in hot and dry conditions (arid)
  • 1 must involve steep terrain techniques

Download Logbook Template

You need to download any one of the following templates, save/scan it and attach it here:

Endorsement

Graduates of this course have successfully completed a training program which aims to prepare them to organise and conduct extended walking trips in the remote and mountainous regions of South Eastern Australia in safety and in a way which is likely to achieve the recreational and other objectives of the trip.

The candidate is endorsed to lead walks of:

  • Extended journeys of a more demanding nature
  • Remote & Mountainous Areas of South Eastern Australia
  • Walks can be off track in difficult conditions
  • Beyond a half day walk of emergency assistance

No experience is given in such specialised skills as mountaineering, rockclimbing or skiing. The certificate does not imply competency in these more specialised areas.

Bushwalking Leadership SA training checklist

Application Form

Application to gain a BLSA qualification – ABLC – prior January 2015

This application to gain a Bushwalking Leadership SA qualification is for Certificate 4 or Diploma Graduates prior to January 2015.

This form also requires you to upload additional documents, the templates for which can be found below.

You can begin this form now, save it, and return later to complete the form (save button at bottom of form).

  • Section 1: Your Details

  • Section 2: About the Training

  • Section 3: Payment

  • EFT Bank Transfer:
    Account Branch: ANZ (Marion Branch)
    Account name: Bushwalking Leadership SA
    BSB: 015220
    Account Number: 476944904

    Please put your name in reference to payment. When payment is made please email through the a receipt to blsa@bushwalkingleadership.org.au.

    Over-the-counter bank transfer:
    Bank: ANZ (any branch)
    Account name: Bushwalking Leadership SA
    BSB: 015220
    Account Number: 476944904

    Please put your name or phone number as the reference to payment. When payment is made please email through advise to blsa@bushwalkingleadership.org.au.

  • Section 4: Upload - Transcript from Training Provider

  • Please upload your Transcript provided by your Training Provider. It can be a PDF, Word doc or scanned image.

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  • Section 5: Upload Documentation

  • You must have an appropriate log of walks equivalent to BLSA requirements for that level and you must also demonstrate your currency of walks in the last 3 years.

    Please refer to the Logbook Requirements list above to find out what needs to be included in this logbook upload.

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  • You must provide a supporting letter from your employer or supervisor that can verify your log book.

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  • You must hold a current remote area first aid certificate or higher certificate such as remote or wilderness first aid.

    Please provide the details of your First Aid qualification, including expiry date.

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