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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 2020
  • Tourism SPARK Innovation Lab

    November 13 @ 9:00 am

    Do you have a tourism business idea or want to improve an existing product and not sure if it is viable? Our SPARK Innovation Lab can help!

    Date: Friday 13 and Friday 20 November

    Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

    Venue: 22 Collie St Albany

    Price: $150

    SPARK is a rapid Design Sprint-style development process designed to guide innovation and entrepreneurship with a structured approach to exploring and testing new ideas and products before choosing to make a bigger investment.

    The process can be used for almost any problem or opportunity in the tourism-related industry, whether it be an idea for a new product or improving an existing product.

    The reason the SPARK process works is simple. Exploring new ideas can be hard! Passion for a concept can have us fall in love with an idea and get caught up in what we want, which may not necessarily match what the customer wants.

    SPARK leverages the best techniques to explore new ideas and opportunities in a structured way that is proven to work.

    Invest two half days of your time in our Innovation Lab, a highly interactive workshop which allows you to:

    • Bring all your creative ideas together into a cohesive plan that you can prototype and test.
    • Identify your target market and start to build customer profiles so you can better understand your potential customers.
    • Design products and experiences from a user-centred approach.

    The team at GSCORE looks forward to helping you develop your ideas into potential products.

    With a strong track record in strategic planning and project management, we’ll help you bring your brilliance to the fore. To see what tourism operators have to say about the support offered by GSCORE in building their business, see the testimonials below.

    For more information on this, or any of the tourism industry-specific training offered by GSCORE, contact Wendy Triplett via email training@gscore.com.au or call 9892 0164.

    COVID-19 Care: Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell, have travelled overseas or interstate in the 14 days prior to the event, have tested positive for COVID-19 or if you are awaiting test results.

  • Introduction to MTB November 2020 Series

    November 14 @ 2:30 pm

    If you're looking for a fun and active way to explore the diverse and naturally beautiful Amazing South Coast, we may have just what you're looking for!

    The Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence, along with the Albany MTB Club, offer a friendly, entry level opportunity to get amongst this exciting sport!

    Join us over two 1.5-hour sessions to learn introductory MTB skills for only $30. This workshop series is aimed at adults (16+) who are new to riding or require further instruction in order to build confidence.

    SESSION ONE: 2.30pm to 4pm on 14 November.

    We'll help you build the basic skills and confidence to ride a mountain bike, covering important aspects such as safety and equipment checks. We meet at the grassed area on Serpentine Rd, at the end of Lion St.

    SESSION TWO: 2.30pm to 4pm on 21 November.

    Join us for a guided tour of the trails at Mt Melville, showing what trails are best to practice your new skills with the support of a group and instructor.

    Tickets are limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

    What you need to bring:

    • A mountain bike in good condition.
    • Helmet
    • Water Bottle

    If you'd like to know a little more about the sport before signing up for sessions, check out our MTB Basics series, below. Footage produced with the assistance of Nathan Devenport from Monkey Rock Mountain Bike Co.

    For more information, contact Skills Development Officer Andy Percy via skills@gscore.com.au.

    ABOUT MTB:

    Mountain Biking involves riding bicycles off-road, often on rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes (or MTB).

    The sport has become increasingly popular locally during the past year, and work is underway to develop and enhance Great Southern trails for outdoor activity, including mountain biking.

    For information about local trails and more, please visit here.

    COVID-19 Care: Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell, have travelled overseas or interstate in the 14 days prior to the event, have tested positive for COVID-19 or if you are awaiting test results.

  • Introduction to Hiking November 2020 Series

    November 15 @ 10:00 am

    You asked, we deliver! Following our highly popular first series of Hiking workshops designed specifically for women, we've broadened our offering for a second series open to all genders and delivered over a couple of Sundays. Delivered in partnership with Dirty Feet Tours, this course will cover everything you need to know, from what you really should take with you, to track safety and navigation. Course fee of $55 per person covers a learning session and a group hike at the end of the course.

    TOPICS

    Hiking 101 • Who’s who, matching hike to your fitness level, and what you can expect to learn • Find the best guide to selecting your hike & realistic goal setting • What you can expect to see • What you need to take, where to get it, and why you need it • Principles of packing for a hike, ie: safety, temperature moderation, hydration, food and small items such as a phone How to Pack and Self-Care While Hiking • How to load and adjust a pack • Waterproofing your gear • Blister prevention • When to eat and drink, and what food is good to take • Protect yourself against common hiker injuries, eg: heatstroke, strains/sprains • Intro to basic navigation, starting with map awareness Hiking Safety • What to pack in your first aid kit • Safety procedures before, during and after a hike • Common first aid scenarios • What to do if you get lost! • Basic navigation and map awareness Environmental Awareness and Planning Your Hike • Leave No Trace principles, also awareness of cultural sites • The Noongar six seasons • Steps for planning a day or overnight hike • Where to get more info, clubs to join etc • Recap important topics Group Hike: Date: Sunday 22 November Group hike at a time and location agreed on by participants. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Photo by Bec Freeman
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