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.

Bushwalking Leadership South Australia has conducted this training program since the 70’s. The course has fluctuated in numbers ranging from 13 people through to over 50 people in some years. The course is conducted once a year and is the required minimum qualification for leaders intending on working with Government schools and many independent or Catholic schools. The course at times is partnered with Regency TAFE and therefore people are able to easily seek recognition of prior learning for the training they have received for national training package units aligned with the Bushwalking Skills Sets. The course provides bushwalking enthusiasts a concrete knowledge to conduct successful bushwalking day and light weight camping expeditions.

2017 Dates

Bushwalking  Leadership Assistant Course

*Please note that enrolment has now opened for the June/July BLAC training.

Course Dates

  • Evening session – Tuesday 6th June 2017
    Question and answer session –

    • Introduction to the course with explanation about assessment methods, expectations related to completion of tasks, etc.
    • An overview of the log book and e-learning component.
    • What steps you will go through post course and what the course enables you to lead in the future.
    • Part of the course requirements is to complete the online e-learning before attending the workshops. This session is also to help people who have questions about the e-learning process.
    • Conducted in Central Adelaide.
  • Overnight – Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th June 2017
    Navigation, orienteering, minimal impact techniques and maintaining an overnight campsite
    Conducted in Para Wirra Recreation Park
  • 3 x days – Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July 2017
    Conducted in Deep Creek Conservation Park
  • Overnight – Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th July 2017
    Search and rescue, and overnight navigation activity
    Conducted in Mt Crawford Forest

 

Technical Skills Assessment Weekend – Residential

Course Dates

  • Sat 27th & Sun 28th May 2017
  • Sat 26th & Sun 27th August 2017

Location

  • North of Burra

 

Day Walk Leadership Program

Part One: Day Walk Assistant Leadership Certificate

Course Dates

  • Tuesday 4th July 6-9pm
    Theory Workshop
    Venue to be advised
  • Thursday 6th July 6-9pm
    Walking Equipment, Maps and Safety Session
    Conducted at the Scout Outdoor Centre
  • Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2017
    Practical Training
    Conducted in adjacent Adelaide Hills locations (Day 1: Kuitpo Forest or Mt Crawford Forest, Day 2: Local Mt Lofty Ranges)

 

Advanced Bushwalking Leadership Course

Course Dates

  • Sunday 9th to Friday 14th July
    Practical Training and Assessment
    Conducted in the Mt Abrupt and Edeowie Gorge area

2016 Past Dates

The course has evolved over the years to meet the needs of modern learning.

For interstate or people living outside of the Adelaide area there are some provisions which enable you to experience the theory sessions online.

Technical Skills Assessment Weekend

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th May 2016 & Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th August 2016
North of Burra

Day Walk Leadership & Day Walk Assistant Leadership Certificate Course

Tuesday 10th & Tuesday 17th May 2016 – Theory and Planning Sessions – City based training venues

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May 2016 9am – 5pm – Walking & Navigation Activities – Adelaide Hills

2015 Past Dates

Technical Skills Assessment Weekend

Saturday 22nd August – Sunday 23rd August 2015 North of Burra

Pre-course introduction and study session

Wednesday 24th June 2015 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm Session based on questions City based training venue

  • Introduction to the course with explanation about assessment methods, expectations related to completion of tasks, etc.
  • An overview of the workbooks using expedition planning and preparation as a starting point.
  • What steps you will go through post course and what the course enables you to lead in the future.
  • Part of the course requirements is to complete the workbook before going on the course. This session is also to help people who have questions about the workbook.
  • Pre-course study session: Allocation and final help session before the course begins

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Session based on questions
City based training venue

  • Allocation of duty, study and camping teams.
  • Allocation of equipment topics, weather topics and navigation topics for people
  • Continue with expedition planning, food and light weight camping.
  • Part of the course requirements is to complete the workbook before going on the course. This session is also to help people who have questions about the workbook.

7-day residential unit: Sunday 5th July – Sunday July 12th 2015

Day 1 Theory
Sunday 5th July 2015 9:00am – 7:00pm

  • Theory sessions covering risk, incident management, navigation, weather. Venue to be confirmed in the Adelaide foothills.
  • Indoor learning environment with break out activities and outside task.

Day 2, 3, 4: Practical and theory
Monday 6th July – Wednesday 8th July 2015
Mt Crawford – Para Wirra for the practical days

  • Travel and stay in the Mt Lofty Ranges tent camping at a minimal facility site.
  • Navigation – orienteering exercises
  • Practical emergency response scenarios and incident response processes.

Day 5: Theory and planning
Thursday 9th July 2015 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • Adelaide based venue

Day 6, 7, 8: Skills and training walk in Mambray Creek
Friday 10th July – Sunday 12th July 2015

  • Meet 6:30am and travel to Southern Flinders Ranges.
  • All light weight expedition camping.
  • Return Sunday afternoon to Adelaide.
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