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There are numerous study and training options across Australia for those interested in a career in outdoor education. Below is a list of providers and courses OEA is confident in recommending.

University Undergraduate Programs

New South Wales

Australian Catholic University, Faculty of Health Sciences (Sydney Campus)

  • Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science (Outdoor leadership minor)

Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Sciences (Albury, Port Macquarie campuses and available via Distance Education)

Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education (Albury campus)


Australian Catholic University, Faculty of Health Sciences (Brisbane Campus)

University of the Sunshine Coast, School of Education (Sippy Downs Campus)

South Australia

University of South Australia


Western Australia

The University of Notre Dame, (Freemantle Campus)

TAFEs, Private Providers, Others

Australian Capital Territory

University of Canberra (Faculty of Education, science Technology & Mathematics in partnership with University of Canberra College and UCSSC Lake Ginninderra)


Avondale College, (Lake Macquarie Campus)


East Coast TAFE, (Sunshine Coast Campus)


Wodonga TAFE

There are two options available to you for completing Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation.

  1. Apply direct to Wodonga TAFE via the ‘Apply online now’ button in the course information if you want to complete only the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation.
  2. Alternatively, Charles Sturt University offers an integrated program in Outdoor Recreation, with a co-enrolment with Wodonga TAFE, enabling you to graduate with two recognised qualifications. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism) integrated program is designed to enable you to complete TAFE and University study at the same time. Graduates of this course will receive a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation in addition to their degree. Find out more about the integrated program, including how to apply, via the CSU website.

Here’s the briefest glimpse of a TAFE Certificate course courtesy of Avondale College.