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Outdoor Training College

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Mountain Biking - Short Courses

What is Mountain Biking?

Mountain biking is the activity or sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.

What is the difference between controlled and intermediate environments?

- "Controlled" Environments are: in tracked or easy untracked areas that are reliably marked on maps and are obvious on the ground.

- "Intermediate" Environments are: environments where there are limited modifications to the natural surface and minimal clearance and signage along the track. Obstacles on the track may be of a higher technical nature and require higher skills.

Skill Set / Short Course

maximum course duration: 3 months


SISSS00070 Mountain Biking - Guide - Controlled Environments


SISSS00071 Mountain Biking - Guide - Intermediate Environments


SISSS00072 Mountain Biking - Instruct - Intermediate Environments


the OTC Difference

We guarantee we will run your course!

We GUARANTEE that if you ENROL we will RUN YOUR SELECTED COURSE- even if you are the ONLY PARTICIPANT!

Note: Face-to-Face training dates can be found on our TRAINING CALENDAR - Should you require a specific date or location, please contact the office and we can make mutual arrangements to assist you.

Blended Flexible Training

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 and Credit Transfer

RPL and Credit Transfer

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.

Enrolment Requirements

This course has the following enrolment requirement:

  • Aged 18 or over (industry driven requirement), HSC or mature background.
  • It is desirable that participants have the physical attributes to participate in adventurous physical activities.
  • Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and any associated costs to and from face-to-face training and assessment sessions.
  • Have access to a fully-functional computer/smart device loaded with a web-browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox) and appropriate software applications to read PDF files (e.g. Adobe), produce documents (e.g. Microsoft Word etc)
  • Have access to a computer/smart device with reliable Internet access (ability to download and upload documentation from/to the College's online learning server)
  • Have a current valid email account for online learning and assessment communication and support;
  • Have a telephone and current valid telephone number for learning and assessment communication and support
  • Successfully complete all assessment tasks within the required timeframes.