Certificate in Adventure Tourism

Does the thought of rock climbing, parasailing, or white-water rafting excite you? Do you love the idea of mixing your passion for adventure with your desire to work in tourism? Then this course is for you.

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Approximately 200 hours
to complete the course, which has 2 key modules made up of 18 subjects.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.


Upon completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.


Online, flexible learning at your own pace.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

Designed to give you a comprehensive introduction not only to the tourism industry, but also specifically exploring adventure tourism, from understanding and respecting your environment and location, to organising tours and transport, identifying risks and managing people.

Course Outline

2 Key Modules, made up of 18 subjects.

Module 1: Adventure Tourism (100 hours)
This course is designed to cover all elements of the adventure tourism industry, from outdoor adventure and management training, the customer, artificial environments, supply, geography, sustainability and environmental impacts. You will also learn the skills to plan and manage the provision of adventure tourism services, specifically looking at what the adventure tourism opportunities look like in this new COVID-normal world.

Module 2: Tourism (100 hours)
Designed to develop your skills in tourism planning and management, you will learn the foundations of the tourism industry, from booking services, transport, accommodation, tourist retail outlets and attractions.

Worldwide, millions of people are employed in the tourism industry – from coach drivers to travel agents to hotel concierges, as well as all the other hundreds of occupations that cater for tourists and travellers. The skills and knowledge you will learn in this course will help you be better placed to pursue any variety of these opportunities in this global industry.

For the full subject list and course guide, fill out our Enquiry Form and our course advisors will be in touch.


Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and may be of interest to people planning and managing the provision of tourism services.

This course may be of particular interest to people working, or aspiring to:

› Lead tour groups
› Planning, organise, market or conducting activities
› Extend the scope of an existing business into ecotourism
› Book tourist services
› Provide equipment to the adventure tourism industry
› Developing facilities or services for the adventure tourism industry
› Teach or writing about tourism

If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.

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