Noel Cowan
Noel CowanProgram Manager
Mr Noel Cowan, Project Manager of Action Challenge, is the chief program facilitator. Mr Cowan’s qualifications are listed as follows:

Youth Sector Training

Completion of a training program put together by the Division of Youth called Youth Sector Training.  Learning took place in the following areas:

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Group Management Skills
  • Leadership Styles and Skills
  • Understanding Youth Needs
  • Designing of Needs Based Programs
  • Methods of Evaluation

Certificate of Adventure Based Training

Certificate was issued by The Outlook Training and Resource Centre.  Learning took place in the following areas:

Sandra Cowan
Sandra CowanFacilitator
Sandra holds the position of company secretary and administration manager. Sandra has fifteen years involvement with outdoor pursuits industry. During the past eight years, she has conducted the rope course activities.

Sandra’s role also includes:

  • Catering
  • Purchasing
  • Program design
  • Activity design
  • Program administrator
  • Camp facility manager
  • Payroll administrator
  • Rope course facilitator
  • Blue Card holder

Sandra has a wealth of experience in the outdoor activity arena and is a very capable team member.

  • Theory and Practice of the Working Agreement
  • Implementing the Experiential Learning Model
  • Programming a Course
  • Group Development
  • Group and Individual Needs
  • The Adventure model
  • The ‘Gap’ Concept
  • Theory and Practice of Program Design
  • Conducting Reflective Activities
  • Debriefing Processes: Techniques and Practice

Other Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in workplace trainer & Assessor
  • Certificate in Senior First Aid
  • Blue Card holder
  • Member of the Professional Association of Climbing Instructors.
  • Noel is a Qualified Guide in conducting Outdoor Recreation Activities (including abseiling & challenge ropes courses) which is recognised by the National Training Authority. Noel is also trained in self-rescue and team rescue skills

  • Experience in the heavy construction industry for a number of years operating cranes, he holds first and second class crane operator tickets.

  • Noel possesses extensive experience in ropes course design and operation since 1990 with an excellent safety record.