Leader Training

Training and development of adult volunteers is compulsory to ensure that our Leaders have the necessary skills and knowledge to lead young people and other adults.

Training is provided through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training – NSW Campus, a registered training organisation, which is accredited to run qualifications that are recognised outside of Scouts Australia.

Scouting Skills

Scouts Australia NSW has changed the way we achieve our activity qualifications. This will allow Leaders to achieve Adventurous Activity qualifications to be able to support the youth section award scheme.

If you are interested in completing a Scout Skill Activity or a SAIT National Accreditation training, please click here to find out how to apply.

To download the Scouting Skill and Accredited Training flow chart, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Scouts NSW Training Department on (02) 9735 9000.

Scouts Australia Institute of Training

There is a new way in which Leaders, Rovers and Venturer Scouts will gain qualifications. The program is an externally recognised Training Program delivered through Scouts Australia, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

The National Vocational Education (NVE) and Training Regulations Act (2011) came into effect on the 1st July, 2011. These legislated changes were made in order to create consistency nationally with an increased focus on monitoring the quality of training providers, trainers and courses. The standards and requirements that Scouts have been directed by in the past are now legislated.

As an RTO, Scouts Australia NSW is committed to training and this will help the Association move to a single qualification and training system and also help Scouts Australia NSW comply with the Training Regulations Act (2011) and new WHS legislation.

A series of documents have been developed to answer questions and provide an explanation of the new system.

For more information visit the National Training and Development Qualifications website.

Business and Leadership Qualifications

Any member of Scouts Australia who has sufficient evidence can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in relation to the following qualifications:

The enrolment Process is outlined on the SAIT Qualifications page.

Please find below information flyers outlining the training pathways for business and leadership qualifications.

Outdoor Recreation Qualifications

Any member of Scouts Australia who has sufficient evidence can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in relation to the following qualifications:

If you would like to find out more information click here.

The enrolment process is outlined on the SAIT Qualifications page.

Please find below information flyers outlining the training pathways for Outdoor Recreation qualifications.

Activity Update

There have been recent updates in regards to the activities training. Click here to find out more.

Basic Outdoor Skills Recognition of Proficiency (ROP)

If you are a new Leader in Training (Scout, Venturer Scout, Rover) it is compulsory for you to complete the Basic Outdoor Skills (BOS) as part of your training. You have a choice to attend a Basic Outdoor Skills course or complete the ROP document.

If you choose to complete the ROP document, please send your completed workbook to State Office. You can email us your workbook at training@nsw.scouts.com.au or post your workbook to:

Scouts Australia NSW
Attn: Training Department
PO Box 125
LIDCOMBE
NSW 1825

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