Climbing - Natural Surface: involves two activities - climbing and belaying being undertaken on natural rock surfaces.
Climbing is the act of an individual, under his or her own power, ascending or traversing an essentially vertical or near vertical surface by holding or standing on natural surface projections, indents and features. Belaying can be defined as affording a safeguard to a moving climber.
Sport Climbing: the climber connects the rope through a series of carabiners connected to permanently fixed anchors, usually ring bolts, during progression on the cliff. The anchors act as intermittent top anchors in the event of a fall or being lowered off.
Traditional Climbing: the climber places various devices (protection) in and on the rock as they climb. They then connect their climbing rope through a carabineer attached to that protection before climbing past that point. The anchors act as fall protection in the event of a fall and during the climb. Once the "lead climber" is safe and anchored at the top of the pitch the belayer, also known as the "second" then climbs and retrieves the protection whilst being belayed by the leader. - find out more (click here).
In single pitch climbing the ascent would be no greater than one length of climbing rope. The participants access the bottom of the climb and either walk away from the top or get lowered off after the climb by their belayer.
In multi-pitch climbing the ascent would be greater than one length of climbing rope and would require the leader to have a high level of knowledge and skills to facilitate longer climbs, anchoring and rescue options, if required. The participants access the bottom of the climb. The lead climber climbs to the top of that climbing pitch, secures themselves at that location, belay their "second" up to them, re-rig the anchors and climb the next pitch. 2 or more climbs in this manner is known a "multi-pitch" climbing.
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The course is delivered via our web-based on-line learning in conjunction with face-to-face training sessions in the field, a flexible blended learning environment.
The course content focuses on key skills that develop your knowledge so that you can successfully plan and deliver an outdoor recreation activity. This may include developing skills in risk management, navigation, weather interpretation, environment factors, health and safety, emergency response and overall planning skills in a wide range of work environments. These are all completed in the context of your selected activities and the online theory component of all courses
The face-to-face training and assessment is conducted in various locations throughout Australia and is based upon demand. The activity calendar is regularly updated, (every 3 months) to reflect current enrolments. The calendar is on-line allowing students to view and select their own training/ assessment session within their course time frame.
RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and or Credit transfer is available and you must meet the criteria associated with this process. Regardless of the assessment pathway undertaken the pricing structure remains the same.
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