The Outdoor Educators Association of Queensland (OEAQ) was established in 1981 to represent the interests of individuals and organisations involved in Outdoor Education and to encourage and lead the development of professional practice in Outdoor Education in Queensland.
OEAQ is an independent, non-government, not-for-profit association incorporated in Queensland. While retaining its independence, OEAQ is a member of Outdoor Education Australia, a national network of outdoor education associations. OEAQ is also a member of the Joint Council of Queensland Teacher Associations and the Outdoors Queensland (formally QORF).
Find out how OEAQ supports the outdoor ed community in Queensland and the benefits of being a member. Connect with your local outdoor ed community. Take advantage of training, resources and all that’s happening in your state.
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Upcoming Queensland Events – 2021
As Outdoor professionals we don’t often have many opportunities to share facilitation strategies in the field, unpack potential challenges or grow new ideas with other like-minded professionals. The OEAQ aims to provide a series of “Action Learning Days” where educators can gather together and participate in an outdoor pursuit together and discuss the state of play in their neck of the woods.
CPD Hours towards your QLD Teacher Rego, logbooks & AITSL Teaching Standards:
Thursday May 6th: Mountain Bike in Sugar Bag rd. Caloundra
This full day will look at all your guiding skills and teaching frameworks, along with the competencies from the training package. This will be a peer reviewed session
Tuesday June 15th: Multi-pitch Day at Mt Tinbeerwah
We will directly be facilitating a multi-pitch day, with abseils, hanging belays, changing from one rope to another and other skills. You will experience a few different sites on the mountain that are rarely accessed.
Monday 19th July: Vertical Rescue at Kangaroo Point
A range of skills covered here, from hoisting and lowering, to vertical mobility skills and complex team rescues.
Tuesday August 17th: Pumicestone Passage Sea Kayak
A sea kayak skills day, starting in the Pumicestone Passage Caloundra and then venturing of shore to some reefs & around the rock headlands
Cost: $50 (members) $100 non-members
Insurance provided by the OEAQ
For other events in Queensland and around Australia that might be of interest to your professional development be sure to visit our Event pages.
Online Community Connection – 2021
Inside the OutHaus is a community forum designed to connect the outdoor education community. Originally established to support the mental health of outdoor leaders, teachers and instructors during the Covid pandemic, it has now metamorphosed into a webinar tackling the burning questions of the outdoor community.
Outdoor Education Australia is a national network of outdoor education associations that facilitates communication about the practice and delivery of outdoor education; advocates for outdoor education across primary, secondary and tertiary education; and provides policy advice.
OEA supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and First Nations Australians’ quest for truth telling, a voice and makarrata. We look forward to walking together with First Nations Australians to build a better future.