Vocational Education Training “Outdoor Recreation Training Package Review”

Liz Horne

Skills Engagement Specialist, SkillsIQ.


The Commonwealth Government has been leading a process of reform in the VET Sector over the past three years.  This reform has led to a number of changes in standards for training packages, structure, funding, timelines and process.  The new structure has been designed to ensure employers have more input into the development of training qualifications for their sector.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is undertaking a thorough review of all Outdoor Recreation related training package products packaged within the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.  Many outdoor education programs use staff who have VET qualifications.  This session will provide an opportunity to understand the expected changes in the Outdoor Recreation Qualifications.

  1. Outline the key direction and goals of the review
  2. Explain the review process
  3. Highlight the main changes in the current draft of the outdoor recreation qualifications


Liz has held a variety of key leadership roles in outdoor education, camping and outdoor recreation and expedition based learning for 30 plus years.  She has led staff teams from 20 to 250, and remains passionate about supporting the staff who work in the outdoors community to be the best they can be.   In her current role at SkillsIQ, Liz is the project leader of the Outdoor Recreation training package product review.

About the Association

Outdoor Education Australia (OEA) was established in 2006 as a national network of outdoor education associations. The organisation facilitates communication between state and territory outdoor education associations about the practice and delivery of outdoor education; advocates for outdoor education across primary, secondary and tertiary education; and provides policy advice.

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