Whitewater Rafting Guides plan, organise and provide guided rafting and kayaking trips for individuals or groups on whitewater rivers.

    White-water rafting experience is needed to work as a Whitewater Rafting Guide. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in outdoor recreation might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Meets members of a tour on arrival and makes introductions.
    • Organises and supervises groups involved in white-water rafting outdoor adventures.
    • Sets up and maintains equipment, and ensures that equipment is safe and in working condition.
    • Demonstrates and provides instruction in the use of equipment and techniques required for participation.
    • Provides advice on safety measures, and ensures that activities are conducted in a manner to minimise risk to participants.
    • Responds to emergencies by providing first aid assistance and takes appropriate further action if required.
    • Answers questions and advises on local interest points within a specific region.
    • May maintain written reports of daily activities and carry out other administrative work.

    All Outdoor Adventure Guides

    • $1,265 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Whitewater Rafting Guides

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    The number of people working as Whitewater Rafting Guides (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from less than 50 in 2011 to less than 50 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Whitewater Rafting Guides work in Queensland.
    • Industries: They work in many industries such as Arts and Recreation Services; Administrative and Support Services; and Transport, Postal and Warehousing.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (54%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 35 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 11% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    White-water rafting experience is needed to work as a Whitewater Rafting Guide. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. A course in outdoor recreation might be helpful.

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    Employers look for Outdoor Adventure Guides who interact well with others, provide good customer service and are physically fit.

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    1. Sales and Marketing

      75% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      71% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Clerical

      66% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    4. Administration and Management

      64% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    5. Geography

      58% Skill level

      Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

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    1. Deal With External Customers

      96% Important

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    2. Frequency of Decision Making

      93% Important

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    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      93% Important

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    4. Telephone

      91% Important

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      90% Important

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