Naming conventions

Camping naming conventions

The activity leader naming convention enables this activity standard to be related to Part I – Core Standard requirements.

The leadership naming conventions for Camping activities may be but is not limited to:

Leader in Part I – Core standard.

Assistant leader in Part I – Core standard.

Where the means used to reach the camping location is by an adventure activity, then the appropriate adventure activity standard may use a different naming convention.

 

Competencies

This section outlines the competencies that activity leaders should have.

Competencies overview

The Australian AAS refers to units from the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package for descriptive statements of the knowledge and skills required of activity leaders.

The Training Package units are used for the sole purpose of providing descriptions for the knowledge and skills required. It is not intended to imply or require that specific formal training, assessment or qualification is the only means of gaining or recognising knowledge and skills.

Providers can recognise activity leaders as having the ‘ability to apply knowledge and skills to achieve expected results’ (i.e. competencies) in a number of different ways as detailed in Part I – Core Standard Recognition of competence.

The Training Package units listed can be found by searching for the units on the training.gov.au/Home/Tga website. The code provided with the unit name assists in this search.

 

Camping competencies

Also refer to competencies section in Part I – Core Standard.

The following table outlines the recommended competencies activity leaders should have when leading camping.

 

Assistant Leader   Leader  
Unit describing skills and knowledge Code

(or the equivalent)

Unit describing skills and knowledge Code

(or the equivalent)

All Part I – Core Standard units plus   All Part I – Core Standard units plus  
Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment PUAOPE002B
    Plan for minimal environmental impact SISOOPS304A
    Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site SISOOPS202A

 

 

Recognition of competence

Camping recognition pathways

Refer to considerations for recognition pathways outlined in Part I – Core standard.

Group size

Camping group size

The following table outlines the maximum group size that should be used when leading camping.

Also, refer to considerations for determining group size in Part I – Core standard.

 

Camping Activity Overnight
  minors adults
Camping group size 22 22

 

 

Activity leader to participant ratios

Camping recommended supervision ratios

The following table outlines the supervision that should be used when Camping.

Also, refer to considerations for determining supervision requirements in Part I – Core Standard.

 

Camp Activity overnight
Leader requirements minors adults
1 leader   1-15
1 leader and 1 assistant leader minimum 1-20 16-20
Maximum group size (also refer land owner/manager requirements) 22 22

 

 

Supervision and management during the activity

Camping supervision and management

Incident data suggests that there is an elevated likelihood of incidents when participants are engaged in free time while at camp.

There should be appropriate supervision of participants during unstructured free time.

Procedures should be used to reduce the potential of participants becoming separated or lost.

 

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