Careers in Outdoor Education

Keen to study to become an Outdoor Educator? There are over 34 undergraduate university courses in Australia. More details here.

Outdoor Education in your state

Connect with your local outdoor ed community. Take advantage of training, resources and all that’s happening in your state.

Latest Outdoor Education jobs

Looking for a full-time, part-time or casual job here in Australia or overseas? Apply away.

NOEC 2022 Highlights Video

The Australian outdoor education community finally came together at our National Outdoor Education Conference — NOEC 2022 — at the end of September at Leura in the The Blue Mountains.
OEA would like to extend our thanks and congratulations to Outdoors NSW & ACT for organising a wonderful event.
The conference was opened by Yvonne Weldon, OA, proud Wiradjuri woman.
Our next NOEC will be held in Victoria in 2024.
Enjoy the Highlights video from our 2022 event. (Link will take you to YouTube)

2022 OEA AWARDS Winners

The 2022 OEA Awards announced at NOEC 2022 recognised 5 categories.

  • Outdoor Education Program — awarded to The Anglican School, North Queensland
  • Service to Outdoor Education— seven people recognised
  • Outdoor Education Practitioner — awarded to Emma Beveridge, QLD
  • Outdoor Education Fellow —seven Fellows honoured
  • Outdoor Education Emerging Practitioner — new category in 2022 —awarded to Lindsay Blinco, QLD

Latest Facebook Post

Outdoor Education Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Kent, Principal of Birrigai Outdoor School, as the new Chair of OEA, following an 8-year leadership term by Peter McKenna of MOEC (Maroon Outdoor Education Centre, QLD).Mr Kent has served on the OEA Management Committee for two years, representing ONSW & ACT. He has been the Principal of Birrigai since 2018, Canberra's only Outdoor School. Birrigai delivers curriculum-aligned outdoor experiential learning programs for around 16,000 students per year, ranging from preschool groups (4 years old) through to Year 12.Discover more about Peter and his goals for OEA on our ... See MoreSee Less
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Outdoor Education Pathways

Meet Lindsay Blinco, a young OE Instructor from Queensland and our 2022 Emerging Practitioner. Learn how he became an outdoor educator.

Discover other Career stories here.

Out Now! April 2023 Issue of JOEE

The April 2023 issue of JOEE has six papers, many of which champion the inclusion of Outdoor Ed at all levels (Kindergarten through to Tertiary). There’s applied examples to support teachers to plan and facilitate immersive outdoor experiences that promote learning; a review of Iran’s Outdoor Nature Schoolsa and New Zealand’s Adventure Therapy community; benefits of gardening programs and outdoor ed programs for kindergartens; and a Florida Eco-Centre in the midst of a gas-fired powered plant. There is also a review of a book on the development of children’s identity through nature.

Here’s an overview. LINK.