Events in Queensland

Wilderness 1st Aid - Full Course & Recertification

Wilderness First Aid Full Course (5 days)

7th – 11th April  – Adventure Alternatives (Kenilworth Campus)

22-26th September – Adventure Alternatives (Woodford campus)

Remote Area First Aid Course/Wilderness Recertification (3 days)

6th – 8th March 2018 – BGGS with Wilderness First Aid Australia www.wildernessmedicine.com.au

7th -9th April – Adventure Alternatives (Kenilworth campus)

22nd -24th September –  Adventure Alternatives (Woodford campus)

Survive First Aid is running both refresher and full courses based out at Adventure Alternatives

Woodford Campus – 283 Woodrow Rd, Woodford

Kenilworth Campus – 243 Booloumba Creek Rd, Cambroon

Contact Survive First Aid to book in!  www.survivefirstaid.com.au

NOEC Reflection Evening

Tuesday April 24th, 2018 – 5:30-9pm.

Venue – Hillbrook Anglican School – 45 Hurdcotte St, Enoggera

The event is for those who were unable to attend NOEC in Hobart and wish to share in the learnings and reflections of those who attended.

The evening will included short reflective presentations from the QLD NOEC contingent and highlight the transferable learnings relevant to our state.

Tickets available 

Risk Seminar

22nd Sept – Venue TBC

An evening of discussion around risk in the outdoors with keynote presentation followed by round-table sharing and reflection.

IOERC Wrap-up

International Outdoor Education Research Conference is being hosted by the University of the Sunshine Coast from the 18th – 21st November 2018.

The OEAQ would like to gather those who are unable to attend the conference and run an evening that shares information from those who were able to attend.  The evening would consist of a keynote presentation then a series of discussions from the concurrent presentations.

Suggested date 23rd November – Venue TBC

FNQ FOOL’s Forum

Facilitators of Outdoor Learning (FOOLS) Forums are run occasionally by OEAQ and are aimed at bringing outdoor educators together to have fun, share practice and recent experiences. Check back from time for dates or join OEAQ to be sure to receive an email invite. Normally held in South-east Queensland and Far North Queensland.

Upcoming FOOL’s Forum

FNQ – December 3rd 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (AEST)

Whether your teaching focus is personal development, outdoor pursuits or environmental education the forum sessions will be an opportunity to share and learn together.  In keeping with an experiential approach and to minimise the pressure on presenters, there will be no powerpoints or hand-outs. The presenters are outdoor facilitators like you and I, they will be as interested in learning different strategies as the participants.

Play Days

The OEAQ values the time we spend together outdoors as educators.  The conversations, reflection and general positive outcomes that come from gathering like-minded people to participate in outdoor activities is invaluable.

The OEAQ aims to provide a series of “play-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.

Please check back on this page for confirmed dates.

PACI Vertical Rescue Course 12th- 15th December 2017

Once a year Dan Rush (Padua College) runs a PACI Vertical Rescue course for people in the industry to upskill them at an affordable price.

This nationally accredited course is a compressed 4 day intensive course.  Students need to study, complete exams and have some roping experience prior to the start of the course.   Successful students receive certification in VERTICAL RESCUE SKILLS (Complex)

SISOABN201A Demonstrate abseiling skills on natural surfaces

SISOCLN303A Establish belays for climbing on natural surfaces

SISOABN303A Apply single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces

SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues

SISOABN304A Establish ropes for single pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces

SISOVTR402A Perform complex vertical rescues

Dates: 12th – 15th December

Location: Kangaroo Point cliffs

Cost: $450

$100 deposit is required to be paid by Friday 24th November so that the study guides can be dispatched and the students can prepare before hand.

This course only runs once a year and places fill fast so please get in touch with Dan Rush on drush(at)padua.qld.edu.au to secure your place ASAP.

FOOLS Forum Nov 18th 2017

Facilitators of Outdoor Learning (FOOLS) Forums are run occasionally by OEAQ and are aimed at bringing outdoor educators together to have fun, share practice and recent experiences. Check back from time for dates or join OEAQ to be sure to receive an email invite. Normally held in South-east Queensland and Far North Queensland.

Upcoming FOOL’s Forum

Padua Outdoor Education Centre | Padua Dr | (Off Louis Bazzo Drv) | Ringtail Creek 4568
Saturday, 18 November 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (AEST)

Whether your teaching focus is personal development, outdoor pursuits or environmental education the forum sessions will be an opportunity to share and learn together.  In keeping with an experiential approach and to minimise the pressure on presenters, there will be no powerpoints or hand-outs. The presenters are outdoor facilitators like you and I, they will be as interested in learning different strategies as the participants.

Looking to make a weekend of it?  You can contact the following local accommodation options: Pomona Showgrounds, Elanda Point or Boreen Point Camping and arrange to stay.

If you have any dietary requirements please email the OEAQ on oeaq@oeaq.org.au

Get your tickets here

Ian Williams Presentation - Dec 1st - ACU Campus Banyo

Dr Ian Williams is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria and Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. With professional training in Psychology and Education, Ian’s research interests focus on adolescent mental health and wellbeing, positive youth development, and outdoor and nature-based health promotion. He currently coordinates a collaborative research program investigating health and wellbeing benefits associated with youth participation in outdoor camps and nature-based programs. Through the Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance (www.oypra.org.au) Ian works in collaboration with research partners from public health, psychology, education, NGOs and state government across Australia.

Sue Waite Presentation - June 9th 2017 - ACU Brisbane

Sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank – An opportunity for Outdoor Educators in QLD to gather and engage with international keynote Sue Waite as part of her Australian visit.

Sue Waite

Associate Professor (Reader) in Outdoor Learning in Plymouth Institute of Education

Plymouth University

Sue Waite is investigating how place, people and pedagogies interact to support positive societal outcomes through play, learning, health and well being in the great outdoors. Sue’s research includes: looking at youth benefits from living in and engaging with activities within National Parks; Economic and Social Science Research Council grants looking at ‘Opportunities afforded by the outdoors for alternative pedagogies in children’s transition from Foundation Stage to Year 1’; and ‘Understanding educational and well being implications of learning outside the classroom through cross-national collaboration’. Walking in wild places is her favourite outdoor activity.

The evening will see a casual beginning with nibbles and drinks before a presentation from Sue, with opportunity for discussion and reflection on her findings. On arrival at ACU please look out for the signs directing you to the presentation. Any difficulties please contact Ginny Mitchell on 0459 335 506

Tickets here

To renew your 2017 membership please visit https://outdooreducationaustralia.org.au/states/qld/oeaq-membership/
If you are unsure of your membership status please contact us at oeaq@oeaq.org.au

NOEC 2016

NOEC is the outdoor education conference (NOEC) run by Outdoor Education Australia every two years and organised each time by the hosting state body. In 2016 this is Queensland – Outdoor Educators Association of Queensland. Planning is already under way for the 2016 event and its location on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast makes it readily accessible for many Queenslanders.

Full details here

2013 Conference

This 3 day event was held in Cairns during the July 2013 school holidays and attended by over 100 outdoor educators.

Major Speakers were:

Chris Hudson author of An Adult’s Guide to The Teenage World and Raiding Resilient Teenagers.

Roger Greenaway (UK) Presentation and Workshop on Reviewing techniques 

Major Sponsors were:

Macpac, One Planet, Wilderness Equipment

2013 Macpac preentation 2013 Night Conf