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 Assistant Leadership Certificate

This course trains outdoor enthusiasts with experience and skills in bushwalking to a standard appropriate to lead groups of less experienced adults or dependent groups (including students) on bushwalking trips.

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Course Intended for:

The course is appropriate to leaders from:

  • youth groups
  • bushwalking clubs
  • the educational sector
  • government agencies
  • commercial operators

About the Bushwalking Leadership Certificate Program

The Certificate Training Program has three levels:

This page displays the first of these three courses (Level 1 – Bushwalking Assistant Leadership Certificate [BALC]).

All trainees commence with the Assistant Bushwalking Leadership Training Program and must complete each level before entering the next level.

Each trainee has a volunteer Adviser, appointed by the Board to assist their progress through the course. Regular contact with this person is your responsibility and is an essential aspect of your training.

Level 1 – Bushwalking Assistant Leadership Certificate Training Program (BALC)

Training commences with the Bushwalking Assistant Leadership Course, a series of practical workshops (including a 3 day bushwalk with an advisor).

  • This unit covers risk management, planning, leadership, group management, emergency response, search and rescue, navigation and a 3-day Advisor accompanied field experience.
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Prerequisites for Admission

There are prerequisites criteria to meet.

Training pathway for bushwalking leadership

Training Pathway

The course above is only for an Assistant Leader to lead multi-day walks. The next qualification in our training pathway is Level 2 – Bushwalking Leadership Certificate, which aims to equip candidates to:

  • competently lead groups of lesser experienced walkers on walks of up to 3 days, mainly utilizing tracks and trails within a half-day walk of assistance in case of emergency.
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