Get Qualified

There are a wide range of training opportunities available to Venturer Scouts.

Before completing any activity training, all Venturer Scouts must complete the e-Learning Basic Outdoor Skills, the Basic Outdoor Skills Assessment of Proficiency workbook and provide a current log book. Venturers will need to complete the following modules which can be found under the Training for Youth Members on Scout Central.

  1. Demonstrate Navigation Skills in a Controlled Environment (Theory)
  2. Operate Communication Systems and Equipment (Theory)
  3. Use and Maintain a Temporary or Overnight Site (Theory)
  4. Equipment for Lightweight Activities (Theory)
  5. Demonstrate Bushwalking Skills in a Controlled Environment (Theory)
  6. Plan and Guide Outdoor Activities
  7. Minimal Environmental Impact Practices
  8. Interpreting Weather
  9. Group Facilitation
  10. Responding to Emergencies
  11. Elementary Navigation
  12. Basic ScoutSafe
  13. WHS for Scouting

Once the workbook has been complete, please forward your workbook to State Office at or post it to the address below.

Attn: Training
PO Box 125
Lidcombe NSW 1825

Accredited courses offered through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training

The Scouts Australia Institute of Training is a Registered Training Organisation. It offers a number of leadership and management courses that Venturers can use to further their careers and personal lives. Below is a list of recommended accredited courses offered through the Institute:

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
  • SIS20213 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

BSB20115 Certificate II in Business

By achieving your Venturer Award, you are eligible to apply the Nationally Recognised Certificate II in Business.

The Certificate II in Business is a nationally recognised qualification which is an excellent qualification for people who are joining or have recently started in the workforce.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of junior workplace roles. They can perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context. Individuals in these roles generally work under direct supervision.

Certificate II in Business Pathway for Venturer Scouts (PDF 251 KB)

SIS20213 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

The Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation is a nationally recognised qualification which provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in performing core skills in outdoor recreation environments and assisting with the conduct of a range of outdoor activities.

Work would be undertaken in field locations such as camps or in indoor recreation centres or facilities, in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a diverse range of equipment.

Venturer Scouts Pathway to Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation (PDF 154 KB)

Venturer Scout Badges and Outdoor Recreation Qualifications (PDF 408 KB)

Assessment Examples_from Venturer Units (PDF 101 KB)


For more information contact our membership hotline on 1800 SCOUTS (1800 726 887) or about training opportunities for Venturer Scouts.