Focus on: Outdoor Education

Do you love the outdoors? Have you considered studying outdoor education or outdoor recreation? You can study outdoor recreation at TAFE institutes, private providers and via a traineeship at outdoor education centres such as Camp Coolamatong, Victoria and Outward Bound, NSW.

You can also study outdoor education and outdoor recreation at university. The following are examples of courses you can explore:

  • Victoria University, Footscray Park: Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership,
  • La Trobe University, Bendigo: Bachelor of Outdoor Education, Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education, Bachelor of Physical, Health & Outdoor Education,
  • Australian Catholic University, Melbourne: Bachelor of Sport & Outdoor Education,
  • Federation University, Ballarat and Gippsland campuses: Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education,
  • Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga: Bachelor of Outdoor Education, Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation & Ecotourism),

For information on future job prospects for ‘outdoor adventure guides, go to

For information on careers in outdoor education, outdoor recreation, bush adventure therapy, and nature tourism etc., in Victoria, check out the Outdoors Victoria website at

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