Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction | 5 min

  • 2

    Outsourcing & School Activities | 25 min

  • 3

    Do You Need To Outsource? | 10 min

    • Do You Need A Specialist Activity Provider?

    • What Are Your Current Capabilities?

    • What Are Your Current Gaps?

  • 4

    Selecting Specialist Activity Providers | 20 min

    • Where Do We Start?

    • Questions To Ask SAPs

    • SAP Quiz

    • Specialist Activity Provider Checklist

  • 5

    Risk & Outsourcing | 20 min

  • 6

    Communications & Outsourcing | 20min

    • Effective Communications Intro

    • What Can Go Wrong When Communications Breakdown

    • Effective Communications Summary

    • Effective Communications Guide

    • Communications Quiz

  • 7

    All That Paperwork! | 15min

    • Contracts Intro

    • Contracts

    • Release of Indemnity or Liability Waivers

    • Risk Assessments

    • Waivers, Contracts & Risks, Oh My!

  • 8

    Next Steps | 10 min

    • Course Summary

    • Feedback

    • Additional Resources

    • Articles, References & Reports Cited In This Training

    • Further Training

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Want To Outsource Part or All of Your School Activities, Camps & Tours?


Don't Know Where To Start?

Xcursion Professional Development courses take you step by step through the process of outsourcing, so you can confidently assess your own needs and capacity gaps to find providers you can confidently work with and run great excursions, camps, activities and tours.


• Improve Safety

• Easier decision making around the right providers for you

• Understand how to evaluate a specialist activity provider (camp, tour operator, activity specialist etc) you're thinking of engaging

• Understand what you can and can't contract out in terms of risk

• Effectively review existing providers to improve communications and safety

• Build confidence in managing risks

• Improve communications skills

• Reduce your exposure to personal legal liability

• Avoid lengthy, expensive legal investigations

• Make outsourcing easier

• Run even better school excursions, camps and co-curricular programs

For our full risk management training options, including face to face and custom designed programs, go to:

For ACT Registered Teachers

This course is an accredited TQI training course and will contribute to 2 hours of professional development.


This course contains materials which may be upsetting to some participants, including references and case studies which explore confronting details of incidents which have occurred on school trips that have resulted in serious injuries and/or death. Case studies and examples are designed to highlight the dangers and risks involved in these types of activities and help prevent them from occurring in the future. Please bare this in mind before you start the course. We have made every effort to ensure these matters are presented in a meaningful and sensitive way to help improve safety. However, if something from this course does trigger something in you, please connect with a professional counseling service immediately.

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