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BWV Leader Training Course - Day Walks (One day course)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions numbers are limited to 15 participants per course and all participants who register are asked to lead/co-lead a walk in the next 6 months. 

If there are more than 15 registrations, there will be a waitlist and if there is spare capacity, they will let you know (in order of registration) when places become available. 

20 March 2021 (Registrations are open and close on 1 March) 
21 March 2021 (Registrations are open and close on 1 March) 
17 April 2021 (Registrations will open end March)
15 May 2021 (registrations will open end April)

Time and Venue:
From 08:45 - 16:15 at Westerfolds Park in Templestowe, Melbourne

What you will learn:

  • Leadership skills
  • Walk planning
  • Risk management
  • Conducting the walk
  • Navigation
  • Incident management
  • Practical navigation exercises, discussion about particular scenarios and what to do as a leader.

Bushwalking Victoria will provide a handbook for each participant, access to a compass, maps, and presentation material for the day. A small pre-reading document will be sent to registered participants prior to the course date. 

What to bring?

Snacks, Lunch, Pen, Pencil and notebook.
Wet weather gear – waterproof coat, walking shoes/boots for practical navigation exercises in Westerfolds Park.

Tea/coffee/water will be available. Please note there are limits on numbers and DHHS guidelines will be followed due to COVID-19. Trainers reserve the right to cancel the courses if COVID-19 restrictions increase to the point where offering the training is not possible. 

Smartphone Navigation Course: 

Pending relaxing of the COVID-19 social distancing rules, we intend to offer a smartphone navigation course where you will learn how to use your smartphone for navigation, anywhere, anytime. This is a hands-on practical course where the trainer guides participants on their phones and social distancing is not possible.
Course dates (To be confirmed) are 18 April 2021 and 16 May 2021.
Registrations will open nearer the time.

Register here for 20 March

Register here for 21 March