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

In August 2022, after 254 days on the ocean, Australian woman, Bonnie Hancock, set a new Guiness World Record by becoming the FASTEST PERSON TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE AUSTRALIA - by paddle - beating the previous record holder by a WHOPPING 78 DAYS!!!Her book, The Girl Who Touched The Stars, has just been released.After hearing her speak at the Outdoors Queensland Awards last year it promises to be an awesome true story of adventure, resilience, bravery and personal growth.An inspiring read for all. You can buy the book via the below link:outdoorsqueensland.com.au/product/the-girl-who-touched-the-stars/?vgo_ee=90ij0NitdRxGlBrQkyTuQPEC... ... 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! December 2023 Issue of JOEE

The December 2023 Issue of JOEE is a special issue on Risky play and learning in the outdoors for educational, developmental, and health purposes. It features 9 papers that explore child and/or adolescent exposure to risk-taking behaviours in the outdoors. The papers examine how the opportunities and access to risky learning spaces (both natural and human-made), are designed and used and whether this encourages children to play, learn, or develop cognitively, socially, or physically.

Here’s an overview. LINK.