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We provide a range of training programs in outdoor education, recreation and tourism

Training

GSCORE is dedicated to growing the capacity of the outdoor recreation workforce.

We do this by providing training and professional development to outdoor recreation business owners, tour guides, instructors, teachers, youth workers, and trail managers.

Upcoming Training

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  • November 2019
  • Trail Construction Training Workshop

    November 26 @ 9:00 am

    Training provided by world-class trail builder Nick Bowman

    This course provides an introduction to trail building. It is designed for those with an interest in gaining employment in trails construction, as well as businesses and land managers wanting to up-skill current staff.

    What's included?

    • 2 x half-day theory sessions covering different aspects of trail planning and construction
    • 2 x half-day hands-on training at various locations
    • Lunch and morning tea provided daily
    • Opportunity to connect with trail builders in the region

    About the Trainer:

    Nick Bowman from Destination Trails Pty Ltd. Specialising in creating trails for all ages and abilities, Nick has over 15 years’ experience as a mountain bike trail advocate and 14 years as a professional trail designer and builder. This experience, along with his time at IMBA Australia, has ensured that Nick has become an accepted expert in delivering sustainable trails and in particular, the implementation of the IMBA guidelines for trail difficulty ratings, design and development, within Australian’s unique ecosystems. Complimentary to all this expertise, Nick has the skills and talent to negotiate safely through the Australian political landscape to make sure trails can become a reality for all sectors of the community.
  • December 2019
  • Level 1 Flat Water Guide (Canoe/Kayak) – 2 Day Course

    December 2 @ 8:30 am

    Australian Canoeing Flat Water Guide assessment (Canoe OR Kayak). Note: This is a two-day course. Participants are required to attend both days. Successful completion of assessments will ensure teachers meet the Department of Education activity-specific skills based requirements for paddling in closed water, as outlined within the Paddling Procedures (in addition to a First Aid Certificate and Rescue Qualification). A subsidy is available to members of outdoor recreation clubs and community groups. This subsidy is not available to teachers who require the qualification to meet the Department of Education's guidelines for outdoor recreation. Please note the course fee does not include the membership fee and 3 years registration payable direct to Paddling Australia upon completion of the course and evidence requirements.   What is included:
    • The assessment will be conducted by Paddling WA. It is assumed that all participants have some level of paddling experience. Please contact GSCORE if you have any questions.
    • Canoes and PFDs. Please note: if you need to be assessed for Australian Canoeing Flat Water Guide Kayak, you will need to bring your own kayak. Camp Quaranup have made their canoes available for all canoe assessments.
    • Tea/coffee and water.
    What you need to bring:
    • Lunch and snacks. Please note that catering will not be provided and there is no store nearby.
    • Suitable clothes for paddling (e.g. shorts, T-shirt, rashie)
    • Towel
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Personal water bottle
  • Level 0 Mountain Biking Skills Instructor

    December 7 @ 8:30 am

    The Level 0 Mountain Bike (MTB) Skills Instructor course is the entry point to the MTBA coaching pathway and is aimed at parents, clubs and teachers who want to learn the basics of group management, risk assessment and skills teaching techniques.

    It is also the required qualification for Outdoor Education Teachers under the new Cycle, Cycle Touring, and Mountain Biking Guidelines

    What is included:

    • The training and assessment will be conducted by MTBA
    • Tea/coffee and water.

    What you need to bring:

    • Your own suitable bike (in good working order)
    • Lunch and snacks. Please note that catering will not be provided and there is no store nearby.
    • Suitable clothes for bike riding (long pants, enclosed shoes)
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Personal water bottle
    We are able to offer a subsided rate for those participants who are members of a club or community group. This does not apply to teachers/educators who require the qualification as part of the education department guidelines.
  • Level 0 Orienteering Coaching Certificate

    December 9 @ 9:00 am

    Level 0 Orienteering Coaching Successful completion of this course will ensure teachers meet the Department of Education activity specific skills based requirements for orienteering, as outlined within the Bushwalking and Orienteering Procedures (in addition to a First Aid Certificate). This course is a pre-requisite for those attending the skills workshop in the afternoon. What is included:
    • The training and assessment will be conducted by Albany and Denmark Hinterland Orienteering Club (ADHOC) on behalf of Orienteering WA.
    • Tea/coffee and water.
    What you need to bring:
    • Lunch and snacks. Please note that catering will not be provided and there is no store nearby.
    • Suitable clothes for running around in the bush (long pants, enclosed shoes)
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Personal water bottle
    • Clipboard
    • Two different coloured pens (black, red or blue biros)
    • A4 Plastic Sheet protector (in case of rain)
    We are able to offer a subsidised course cost for those participants who are members of clubs or community groups. This does not include those who require the course to meet the education department guidelines
  • Advanced Orienteering Coaching Skills

    December 9 @ 1:00 pm

    Advanced Orienteering Coaching Skills

    This workshop will build on the foundation skills gained in the Level 0 certificate, and will provide more advanced instruction in compass work and navigation. This skills course has been developed in response to feedback from teachers who have completed the Level 0 qualification. A number of teachers require advanced techniques in order to teach Outdoor Education for WACE.

    Pre-Requisites - Level 0 Orienteering Coaching Course

    *Please note this is not the full Level 1 coaching course and as such is not endorsed by Orienteering Australia. A certificate of completion will be Issued by GSCORE*

    What is included:

    • The training and assessment will be conducted by Albany and Denmark Hinterland Orienteering Club (ADHOC) on behalf of Orienteering WA.
    • Tea/coffee and water.

    What you need to bring:

    • Suitable clothes for running around in the bush (long pants, enclosed shoes)
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Personal water bottle
    • Clipboard
    • Two different coloured pens (black, red or blue biros)
    • A4 Plastic Sheet protector (in case of rain)