The Bushwalking Leadership SA Board appoints skilled bushwalking leaders (generally course graduates) to a Training, Advisory and Assessment (T.A.A.) Panel. This group of volunteers, drawn from schools, tertiary training institutions, commercial walking organisations, bushwalking clubs & the greater community, help the Board in its training work by advising trainees, instructing on courses and assessing candidates.
The panel is designed to provide a group of trainers and assessors that will provide the direct training over your time at each leader level. The TAA is also there to ensure you are being guided through the course with the best amount of support possible. You will be assigned an advisor post the BAL Course and it is an obligation that you seek a signed approval from your advisor prior to leading any walks.
The panel and the advisors will issue particular documents during the course and also assess you at different stages. For example, the Walk planning project criteria you must gain from your advisor. This applies with the BLC theory book and your theory exam.
Your advisor must also sight any equivalent walk planning projects each time you are planning to lead a walk. They will then sign this off in this booklet and will review this post the walk.
You must complete all sections of the log book for each level before moving on. When you are ready for assessment you will need to consult with your advisor so they can put you forward to the TAA and assessment coordinator to organise your group assessment.