What OEA does

Outdoor Education Australia provides strategic oversight, policy advice and operational support for a host of activities related to outdoor education within Australia.

Operational activities include:

Policy Advice

Outdoor Education Australia is an advocate for:

  • Outdoor Recreation as part of Health and Physical Education for all Australian school students from Year R–10.
  • Outdoor Education for all Australian school students from Years R–10.
  • Senior Outdoor Education available as a study pathway for Years 11 and 12 in all states and territories.
  • Tertiary Outdoor Education study pathways including university in all states and territories.
  • National guidelines for the tertiary training of outdoor education professionals.
  • National guidelines for R–12 Outdoor Education curriculum.

Strategic Goals

Outdoor Education Australia has the following strategic goals:

  • National outdoor education research, information and program database
  • Strong membership of state-based outdoor education organisations
  • Strong communication with members regarding national outdoor education issues
  • Strong voice in national matters concerning outdoor education
  • Communication with international outdoor education organisations