Training Pathways

Careers in the Outdoors

Training Pathways

Types of Jobs Available in the Outdoors

Outdoor Activity and Recreation Provider

  • Rock Climbing Guide
  • Skiing instructor
  • School Camp Activity Instructor
  • Water sports instructor (Kayaking, Rafting, Canoeing, Surfing guides and instructors, etc)
  • Fishing Tour Provider
  • Travel Guide

Program Officer (Outdoor Camps)

  • School Camp Activity Instructor
  • School Camp Program Assistant
  • School Camp Facilitator
  • Outdoor Education Teacher

Program Logistics and Team Leaders

  • Outdoor Camp Manager
  • Outdoor Camp Activities Programmer
  • Recreation Risk Manager
  • Camp Administrator
  • Recreation Events Manager
  • Programs Co-ordinator

Outdoor Educators

  • Bush Kindergarden Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher (P-6)
  • Secondary School Teacher (7-12)
  • TAFE Teacher
  • University Lecturer
  • School Camp Teacher
  • Zoo & Parks Teacher

Paid Positions at State Activity Peaks, Clubs and Community Groups

  • Social Media Manager
  • Administration Assistant
  • Events co-ordinator
  • Finance Officer
  • Field Staff Manager
  • Project Officer
  • Policy Writer
  • Community Group Manager

Bush Adventure Therapist

  • Wilderness Adventure Therapist
  • Adventure Intervention Officer
  • Bush Adventure Therapy Facilitator
  • Director Therapist
  • Outdoor Educators

Qualification Pathways

TAFE & Registered Training Organisations (RTOS)

  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Diploma of Outdoor Recreation
  • Diploma of Outdoor Leadership
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma of Communication & Social Media
  • Diploma of Outdoor Education
  • Diploma of Early Childhood
  • Diploma of Youth Work

Higher Education

  • Bachelor of Nature Tourism
  • Bachelor of Education
  • (P-12 and/or Outdoor Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sports Administration)
  • Bachelor Degree (Finance, Business, Marketing, Tourism, etc.)
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Graduate study in Family Therapy and System Therapy
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Social Work
  • Masters of Teaching
Have you considered a traineeship?

One year of paid work with an Outdoor Leadership qualification (Cert IV) at the end!

Directly contact one of the TAFE’s or Registered Training Organisations listed below

Where to Study

Tertiary Courses – TAFE & Registered Training Organisations (RTOS)

Tertiary Courses – Universities