Attention organisations involved in the delivery of outdoor activities in SA.  Outdoors SA (OSA) in conjunction with Australian Camps Association (ACA) is holding its 3rd AAS information Session and the focus is transitioning to the Australian Adventure Activity Standards (AAAS) and Good Practice Guidelines (GPG).  This is the first of a number of session for 2019.  The next specialist session will be conducted in conjunction with SATIC  with a commercial tourism focus.

The session is aimed at: Community Clubs, Scouts, Girl Guides, Adventure Therapy Groups, campsites owners /manager, outdoor activity providers, school teachers and the like.

Date: 31st Jan 2019

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Where: The Joinery, 111 Franklin St
Adelaide SA 5000

Cost:  Free – OSA and ACA are sponsoring the event.

Session length: 2.5 hours


What will you learn and/or gain from this session?

  • A clear understanding of the South Australian and Australian AAS
  • A clear understanding of your compliance requirements with the South Australian and Australian AAS
  • Why the standards are important for the industry and how they can help your organisation
  • Implement a self assessment process during the session

Summary of session

Do you know what the Adventure Activity Standards are? Are you aware that they have existed in South Australia for over a decade?  The Standards are the basis of providing activities to dependent youth and adult groups in South Australia and cover community, commercial and educational groups in different environments.

This short session will outline the history of the State AAS from its development through to the implementation of the AAAS and GPG in 2019.  This valuable information session is an initiative of Outdoors South Australia, in conjunction with Australian Camps Association, to help organisations follow the GPG system.  During the session you will be able to reflect on your practices and begin developing a pathway to future compliance.


The session is being presented by Andrew Govan, CEO of Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures.  Andrew has operated a number of companies over the last 29 years in the fields of Adventure Based Training, Camp provision, Outdoor Education, Disability services and Ecotourism.  Andrew is a strong advocate for the outdoor sector with a long list of outdoor qualifications and many years experience.  He has been involved in both versions of the South Australian AAS development processes and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Australian AAS.  Andrew serves on many boards of state and national outdoor bodies such as the Australian Camps Association and has a passion for ensuring the South Australian outdoor sector grows and our tourism industry is recognised as an area of excellence on a world scale.


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