This program expires in June 2024. Register before the new more expensive and challenging program becomes the only one available!
The Generic Adventure Site Guide skills program for Adventure Guides is fully approved for both delivery, assessment and recognition of prior learning.
This Skills program is for the Guide who is specialising in a certain area of expertise within adventure site guide. It can be used for, all adventure based activities according to the rules of combination as described below. HOWEVER, Paddling and Mountaineering can still use the other existing specific programmes.
As listed in SAQA 335816 – Mountain biking/touring; Quad biking. Motor biking touring. Sea-kayaking. Inland and river kayaking. Placid water canoeing. White-water canoeing. River tripping. River rafting. Abseiling. Bungee jumping. Cable swinging. Hiking. Horse riding. Horse trailing/safari. Camel safari. Pony trekking. Tree top canopy touring. Kloofing/canyoning. Mountaineering. Rock climbing. Climbing; artificial surfaces. Climbing; natural surfaces. Caving/spelunking. Surfing. Snowboarding. Archery. Snorkelling. Bush-walking; easy untracked. Bush-walking; difficult. Kayak fishing. Kayak safari. 4×4 touring. Hot air ballooning. Adventure racing. Boat seal-sighting trips. Boat fishing trips. Foefie sliding. Helicopter sightseeing trips. Houseboating. Spear fishing. Whale watching. Game catching. Scuba diving. Hunting and wind shooting.
There are many different ways in which you can access this program:
- Full Online GASG Course – R7282
- Online Recognition of Prior Learning with Learner Guides – R7282
- Re-Registration of an additional 120 days – R1112
These are costs for the online component only. Cost for the practical assessment (if required) is not included and must be budgeted for in addition to this. Please contact the Assessor of your choice for a quote.
Facilitated courses are quoted for my the Facilitator concerned. Contact a facilitator
Fully Facilitated by an AQN Facilitator – contact the facilitator of your choice. Details are on the right hand side of the page, or see Details Here (Cost on application)
Self Directed Online Study of the theory sections, and then when you have completed this, a one day coaching session and one day assessment with an assessor. Contact the Assessor of your choice. Details Here
Facilitated Recognition of Prior Learning – An Assessor comes to your workplace and leads you through the RPL process. (Cost on application) Contact the Assessor of your choice re this method. Details Here It is important to bear in mind that RPL does not exempt you from assessment. RPL is assessment. The evidence that you present is an assessment of your current skills and knowledge applied against the assessment requirements of the course. You will be given the opportunity to display competency in all of the aspects of the Qualification that you are seeking; both ‘academic’ skills (subjects such as Risk management, OH&S and activity planning) and practical activity skills. Entry Requirements: At least one years participation with substantial leadership experience and at least 450 hours over at least 40 occasions in the activity/s of your choice. Ability to prove this.
There are three (3) optional sections to the GASG.
- Module 1a Research & Design Add On
This applies Unit Standard 335803: Research and design a guided experience at a prominent tourism site.
- Module 2a Minimum Impact Add On
This applies Unit Standard 262305: Plan and implement minimum environmental impact practices.
- Module 4 Camping (Optional but mandatory for overnight camping trips)
This applies Unit Standard 262246: Set up and operate a camping site.
For anyone in a Management or Self Employed role, it is highly recommended that you do these options. It will not cost anymore if you do them at the same time, but if done afterwards it will incur additional cost.
ONLINE Recognition of Prior Learning – You do everything online at your own pace – and if required at the end of this, you do a one day assessment. Details Here It is important to bear in mind that RPL does not exempt you from assessment. RPL is assessment. The evidence that you present is an assessment of your current skills and knowledge applied against the assessment requirements of the course. You will be given the opportunity to display competency in all of the aspects of the Qualification that you are seeking; both ‘academic’ skills (subjects such as Risk management, OH&S and activity planning) and practical activity skills. Entry Requirements: At least one years participation with substantial leadership experience and at least 450 hours over at least 40 occasions in the activity/s of your choice. Ability to prove this.
If your course has expired and you wish to extend it, you can do so. Re-Registration of an additional 120 days – R1112. Contact us for details.
Not all Learners are suited to online learning. Please discuss this with us to make sure you are getting the best training for you.
Our technical pre-requisites are as follows:
We required that you have reliable internet access (whether that be at home or your local library) that is capable of downloading files and are familiar and capable of doing the following:
- Use Microsoft Word for assignment writing or an equal document creation application, and convert to PDF.
- Have a functional email address and be familiar with how to email regularly.
- Be capable of attaching a document to an email
- Be capable of downloading PDF’s and printing them for your studies (can be done at home or through a third party such as office depot)
- Be comfortable with signing into an online system with an username and password and keeping that secure.