Outdoor Adventure Instructor

Also known as Outdoor Adventure Leader.
Provides adventure-based experiential education in outdoor adventure and bushcraft.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $32,112
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,100

What does an Outdoor Adventure Instructor do?

  • meeting members of a tour on arrival and making introductions
  • organising and supervising groups involved in outdoor adventures such as bungy jumping, fishing and hunting, mountaineering, trekking and whitewater rafting
  • setting up and maintaining equipment, and ensuring that equipment is safe and in working condition
  • demonstrating and providing instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation
  • providing advice on safety measures, and ensuring that activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants
  • responding to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and taking appropriate further action if required
  • answering questions and advising on local interest points within a specific region


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  • Adventure Challenge Instructor
  • Hang-gliding Instructor
  • Outdoor Education Teacher
  • Outdoor Pursuits Instructor
  • Paragliding Instructor
  • Rock Climbing Instructor

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
Diploma of Outdoor Recreation
Develop and Coordinate Programs Incorporating Outdoor Activities
Manage Risk in an Outdoor Activity