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Templates & Guidelines

Good practice Guidelines (GPGs) are designed to help people plan organized outdoor activities for others. These guidelines have been written for people who may be part time or volunteer outdoor leaders, educators, or instructors. 

This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a file containing all the information needed to

run a trip.

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This document provides general good practice guidance and should be read alongside the relevant Activity Good Practice Guideline. The general guidance highlights considerations for ALL activities whereas the activity guidelines highlight considerations SPECIFIC to the activity addressed. BOTH specific and general guidance should be referred to when planning an activity.

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This good practice guideline is specific to Overnight Camping activities and is designed to be used in conjunction with the General Guidance for Organised Outdoor Activities and Overnight Camping Planning Template (coming soon). 

The guidance in this GPG is for overnight camping in a shelter of some description (tent, fly, bivy, cave, or hut), with or without road access. it includes camping that occurs on the SANParks campsites, school grounds, private land and rural land. There may or may not be permanent toilets, tap water, a power supply or fixed (landline) communications.


The workshop's purpose was also to provide solutions to the stalled qualification development process undertaken in 2022 by CATHSSETA. With the existing unit standard-based qualifications expiring on the 30th of June, 2023, replacement qualifications in OQSF format are required to ensure minimal disruption to training provision and the labour market. The replacement qualifications will eventually be registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). 

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