Climbing competencies

Climbing natural surfaces competencies

The following table outlines the recommended level of competence activity leaders should have when leading climbing on natural surfaces:

 

Activity type Climbing Assistant guide (Assistant Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent) Climbing guide (Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent) Climbing Instructor (Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent)
Common climbing units
Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B
Plan for minimal environmental impact SISOOPS304A Plan for minimal environmental impact SISOOPS304A
Establish belays for climbing on natural surfaces SISOCLN303A Establish belays for climbing on natural surfaces SISOCLN303A
Apply climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN302A Apply climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN302A
Single pitch ‘Top-rope Climbing’ with alternative access to top of pitch – Natural surfaces
  All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus
Apply climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN302A
Demonstrate top rope climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN201A Demonstrate top rope climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN201A
Guide top rope climbing activities on natural surfaces SISOCLN304A Guide top rope climbing activities on natural surfaces SISOCLN304A
Perform vertical rescues SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues SISOVTR301A
Instruct top rope climbs on natural surfaces SISOCLN409A
Single-pitch lead climbing or Single pitch ‘top rope climbing’ with no alternative access to top of pitch – Natural surfaces
  All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus
All activity leaders to have minimum of ‘guide’ competencies for lead climbing Apply single pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN405A Apply single pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN405A
Guide lead climbing activities on single pitch natural surfaces SISOCLN408A Guide lead climbing activities on single pitch natural surfaces SISOCLN408A
Perform vertical rescues SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues SISOVTR301A
Coordinate emergency responses SISXEMR402A Coordinate emergency responses SISXEMR402A
Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies SISXOHS402A Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies SISXOHS402
Instruct lead climbing on single pitch natural surfaces SISOCLN411A
Multi-pitch’ lead climbing – natural surfaces
All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units, all single pitch natural features units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus
All activity leaders to have a minimum of ‘guide’ single pitch climbing competencies. Apply single pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN405A Apply single pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN405A
Apply multi pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN406A Apply multi pitch lead climbing skills on natural surfaces SISOCLN406A
Establish belays for multi pitch climbing on natural surfaces SISOCLN407A Establish belays for multi pitch climbing on natural surfaces SISOCLN407A
Guide lead climbing activities on multi pitch natural surfaces SISOCLN410A Guide lead climbing activities on multi pitch natural surfaces SISOCLN410A
Perform complex vertical rescues SISOVTR402A Perform complex vertical rescues SISOVTR402A
Coordinate emergency response SISXEMR402A Coordinate emergency response SISXEMR402A
Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies SISXOHS402A Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies SISXOHS402A
Instruct lead climbing on multi pitch natural surfaces SISOCLN512A

 

 

Climbing artificial surfaces competencies

The following table outlines the recommended level of competence activity leaders should have when leading climbing on artificial surfaces:

 

Activity type Climbing Assistant guide (Assistant Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent) Climbing guide (Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent) Climbing Instructor (Leader) Units describing skills and knowledge Code (or equivalent)
Common climbing units
Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B
Plan for minimal environmental impact SISOOPS304A Plan for minimal environmental impact

 

 

SISOOPS304A
Single-pitch with alternative access to top of pitch – Artificial surfaces
  All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus All units listed in Part I – Core Standard, all common climbing units plus
Apply top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces SISOCLA302A Apply top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces SISOCLA302A Apply top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces SISOCLA302A
  Establish belays for climbing on artificial surfaces SISOCLA303A Establish belays for climbing on artificial surfaces SISOCLA303A
Guide top rope climbing activities on artificial surfaces SISOCLA311 Guide top rope climbing activities on artificial surfaces SISOCLA311
Undertake risk analysis of activities SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities SISXRSK301A
Instruct top rope climbing on artificial surfaces SISOCLA412
Coordinate emergency responses SISXEMR402A
Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies SISXOHS402A
  Manage risk in an outdoor activity SISOODR404A
‘Multi-pitch’ -Artificial surfaces
All activity leaders to have a minimum of ‘guide’ single pitch artificial climbing competencies. All activity leaders to have a minimum of ‘instructor’ single pitch artificial climbing competencies. All activity leaders to have a minimum of ‘instructor’ single pitch artificial climbing competencies.

 

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