Other Outdoor Adventure Guides includes jobs like Caving Guide, Cycle Touring Guide, Horse Trekking Guide, Sea Kayaking Guide, and Skydiving Instructor.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Meets members of a tour on arrival and makes introductions.
    • Organises and supervises groups involved in a range of 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

    Other Outdoor Adventure Guides

    • 290 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 46% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 35 years Average age
    • 33% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Outdoor Adventure Guides (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 240 in 2011 to 290 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Outdoor Adventure Guides work in many parts of Australia. Queensland has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Arts and Recreation Services; Administrative and Support Services; and Education and Training.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (46%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 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: 33% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Arts and Recreation Services55.8
    Administrative and Support Services15.8
    Education and Training14.0
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing6.0
    Other Industries8.4

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Outdoor Adventure GuidesAll Jobs Average
    NSW35.431.6
    VIC18.525.6
    QLD28.620.0
    SA2.77.0
    WA7.710.8
    TAS3.02.0
    NT3.01.0
    ACT1.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Outdoor Adventure GuidesAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-194.2-5.05.0
    20-2416.5-9.39.3
    25-3428.2-22.922.9
    35-4420.4-22.022.0
    45-5419.7-21.621.6
    55-596.3-9.09.0
    60-641.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.2-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Outdoor Adventure GuidesAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate4.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree17.6-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma17.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV25.0-21.121.1
    Year 1226.2-18.118.1
    Year 112.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below6.6-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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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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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    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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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Deal With External Customers

      96% Important

      How important is it to work with customers or the public?

    2. Frequency of Decision Making

      93% Important

      How often do you make decisions that affect other people?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      93% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    4. Telephone

      91% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    5. Contact With Others

      90% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

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