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Outdoor Educator, Ironbark

Outdoor Educator
Crows Nest, QLD


Permanent, full-time position

St Peters Lutheran College seeks an experienced Outdoor Educator for ‘Ironbark’, the college’s outdoor education centre located near Crows Nest, Queensland. Ironbark is approximately 2 hours north-west of Brisbane.

Ironbark operates 5 week courses throughout the year for the college’s Year 9 students, in a natural bush environment, incorporating outdoor adventure activities and a mixed working farm. Visit our Facebook page to learn more

This is a permanent full-time position with accommodation provided onsite.

Applicants must have Outdoor qualifications and be willing to:

  • work some long days, public holidays and some weekends
  • lead groups in Bushwalking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, High and Low Ropes.

attain a Qld Working with Children ‘Blue Card’

A position description, including selection criteria, and further details are available by contacting the Director of Ironbark, Matthew Sullivan via email at

Applicants are expected to support the Christian ethos of this Lutheran College.

To apply for this position applicants are required to submit a resume and response to the selection criteria (listed in the position description) along with names and contact details of two professional referees.  Applications should be marked private and confidential and emailed with cover note to

Applications close: Friday, 21 June 2019.

Outdoor Activity Instructor, Apex Camps

Outdoor Activity Instructor
Apex Camps
Sunshine Coast



  • Certificate III or higher in Outdoor Recreation
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills, and a commitment to quality customer service
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Safe Work Practices (and willingness to learn)
  • A current First Aid certificate (or willingness to obtain)
  • A current Working with Children Blue Card (may be obtained should your application be successful)
  • Previous experience in working with children and young people aged 5 – 25 highly desirable

Please submit your resume (including references), together with a cover letter to

Applications close July 30

Outdoor Education Instructor, Gregory Terrace Outdoor Education Centre

Outdoor Education Instructor
Gregory Terrace Outdoor Education Centre
St Joseph’s College
Maroon Dam, via Boonah,  QLD

(Inserted: 10/5/2019)

Full-time continuing position, commencing Monday 15 July 2019

St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace is a Brisbane Catholic Boys’ day school for students from years 5 – 12. This role is based at our well-resourced Outdoor Education centre on beautiful Maroon Dam and is involved with all aspects of the College’s Outdoor Education camp and immersion programs, particularly for students from years 5 – 10.

To view the position description and apply, please visit our College website and submit an online application.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am, Monday 27 May 2019

Youth Development Coordinator, PCYC State Office

Youth Development Coordinator
PCYC State Office

(Inserted: 8/5/2019)

PCYC is dedicated to community development. We provide a range of targeted youth programs and events across the state.

About the Role

$28.56 per hour (depending on experience and qualifications)

Permanent, Part-Time (24 hours per week)

PCYC State Office (Tingalpa) is currently recruiting for a motivated Youth Development Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating PCYC’s Signature Youth Development initiative – State Youth Leadership Program. The role will enable & empower young people’s participation in the program, and assist the Senior Youth Development Coordinator to increase young people’s participation while supporting clubs who are delivering The Duke of Edinburgh’s International and QLD’s Bridge Award.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop strategies to implement and promote, as well as coordinate The Duke of Edinburgh’s International and State Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) to meet the needs of young people accessing the Programs in PCYC clubs for the whole of PCYC
  • Undertake assessments of branches and their communities’ needs in relation to access, participation and progression in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and SYLP
  • Provide opportunities to celebrate young people’s achievement in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and SYLP
  • Coordinate and oversee Adventurous Journeys in line with Adventure Activity Standards & guidelines stipulated by the Qld Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Office.
  • Responsible for the development, collation and return of administrative and management information as required
  • Liaise with Grants Unit to prepare applicable grant applications
  • Develop ongoing and sustainable working relationships that contribute to the growth of program activities
  • Participate as an active member of the team and work collaboratively with others

About You

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award including adventure based activities;
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a range of diverse groups, including young people, community and Government Agency representative;
  • Effective time management and organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task in order to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as a part of a team;
  • The ability to work flexible hours
  • Experience in the Microsoft Office suite of products;
  • Current Drivers’ License;
  • Eligibility for a Children’s Commission’s Suitability Notice/Blue Card.


  • Qualified and experienced QLD Duke of Edinburgh Award Adventurous Journey Supervisor 
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector
  • Wilderness First Aid

What we can offer

  • Generous tax free salary packaging benefits
  • Ongoing training
  • Be a part of creating a stimulating, positive and appropriate environment to foster and support development of young people
  • Flexible workplace
  • Family friendly environment
  • Free onsite parking

About Us

PCYC Queensland is a trusted and respected charitable not-for-profit that delivers programs, services and venues to meet community and youth needs across the State. Our organisation currently operates 54 branches, two Leadership Development Centres and two Activity Centres across Queensland.

Our services and programs aim to develop and support, as well as challenge and inspire, and are designed to meet the unique needs of communities across Queensland. Our clubs and programs provide opportunities for young people to have positive experiences, get involved in a wide range of activities, and learn from great mentors and community leaders including our serving Police officers.

PCYC Queensland is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for children and young people. Our Employees and Volunteers are critical to the delivery of that commitment.

– Youth Development Coordinator PD_May19.pdf

Applications close 19 May 2019

Outdoor Education Instructor, YMCA Camping

Outdoor Education Instructor (Casual)
YMCA Camping

(Inserted: 7/5/2019)

The YMCA operates a number of services including Child Care, health and fitness, education and training, outdoor education and camping, accommodation and hospitality along with benevolent activities including the YMCA Vocational School and the Schools’ Breakfast program.


YMCA Camping is a long standing activity of the YMCA and is conducted at our Camp Warrawee, Camp North Pine and Camp Bundalong facilities in Brisbane and Camp Leslie Dam near Warwick in Queensland.


We are seeking experienced and professional customer focussed individuals to take on the role of Outdoor Education Instructor. You will be responsible for running YMCA Camping outdoor education programs.

In this position, you will be paid $30.84 per hour.


The ideal applicant will have a strong outdoor education background, be highly motivated, have high standards, and a passion for excellent customer service.

In addition, candidates will require the following key attributes:


1. Tertiary qualifications in Outdoor Education or Outdoor Recreation (Certificate IV Outdoor Education or equivalent);

2. Sound knowledge of computer systems including an ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of programs;

3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels;

4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimum direction and as part of a team;

5. Demonstrated ability to apply sound reasoning and judgement; exercise tact; and maintain discretion;

6. Minimum Class C drivers licence or equivalent;

7. Current certification for First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis Management, or willingness to obtain;

8. Currently possess, or be willing to obtain, a positive notice Blue Card in accordance with the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000;


1. Royal Life Bronze Medallion and Pool Life Guard Qualifications or equivalent;

2. Demonstrated Experience in the Outdoor Education and Recreation sector with demonstrated proficiency in risk management, program development, group facilitation and logistics planning.

Please send your resume and cover letter to

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people

Applications close when suitable candidates are found.

Team Leader, The Northern Outlook (Cairns)

Team Leader
The Northern Outlook (Cairns)

(Inserted: 1/5/2019)

1 Full-time permanent position

Contact person: Nicholas Dwyer
Contact details: 0476 847 883

To provide operational team management and supervision in the delivery of Adventure Based Learning (ABL) training for staff who deliver intervention youth services and programming. Oversee partnerships with key agencies across the government and non-government sector while continuing to develop, implement and evaluate service delivery responses appropriate for young people who offend or are identified as being at risk of offending. Promote and develop the train, resource and support model, engaging with agencies to appropriately integrate intentional ABL programming into their service delivery

Qualifications are not mandatory for this role – refer to Technical / role specific capabilities above. However successful applicants who do not initially possess the CHC40513 and SIS40310 qualifications will be temporarily appointed to the role until the qualifications are attained (maximum time limit is twelve months).

Role specific:

You have current instructor-level accreditation (including assessing others) within the National Outdoor Leaders Registration Scheme (NOLRS) in at least two activity specialisations (including (but not limited to) bushwalking, canoeing, climbing, sea kayaking and challenge ropes. At least one of your accredited specialisations needs to be water based and at least one being land based.

In addition you may be required to attain additional specialisations to suit the workplace, as directed by the Manager.

Possession of qualifications within the fields of management, human services, adventure-based learning, outdoor recreation and/or vocational training will be an advantage. Completion of the: Certificate IV in Youth Justice (CHC40513); the Certificate IV of Outdoor Recreation (SIS40310) and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) must be achieved within twelve months of appointment if not currently in possession of them.

You have experience in group leadership, supervision and training regarding the design, facilitation, risk management and evaluation of Adventure Based Learning programs.

You have worked for at least three years in the human service industry and can demonstrate experience in an area that involves at least one of the following: youth; small group work leading to behavioural change, personal development and/or therapeutic change; and case management.

For further information and application details go to the Smart Jobs web site:

Closes: 16 May 2019

Outdoor Activity Instructors, Riverlife
Outdoor Activity Instructors
Riverlife Adventure Centre
(Inserted: 23/4/2019)
Riverlife in Brisbane is looking for energetic and experienced outdoor activity instructors who are able to work on a casual basis with a flexible roster. We’re a 7-day operation, with Night Experiences on weekends, so plenty of opportunities for work to suit alternative work schedules. 

Qualifications needed/desired:

  • Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation (or similar), OR
  • Equivalent qualification in a specific activity (i.e. kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, etc.)
  • Successful applicants must currently have or be willing to obtain: First Aid, CPR & Blue Card.
At Riverlife we are all about creating amazing, inclusive experiences for our customers, so if you’re good with people, always have a smile on your face, and have any of the above qualifications, email us your resume at
Applications close when a suitable candidates are found.
Full-time Facilitator Vacancies, Higher Ground

Full-time Facilitator Vacancies
Higher Ground
Pomona, QLD

(Inserted: 19/2/2019)

Higher Ground are seeking qualified and experienced facilitators to join our current team.

We are offering fixed-term positions featuring a variety of centre and expedition-based programs.

As an organisation with 20 years’ experience, Higher Ground seeks to develop confident individuals, responsible global citizens, and lifelong learners through outdoor and experiential education. Built on Christian values we strive to create a positive work atmosphere with a family feel.

We run a variety of different style programs throughout the year with our domestic programs including multiple extended (28 days or over) programs, as well as numerous other standalone and sequential programs of varying lengths. We also have a range of internationals programs that take place outside of Australia.

We are seeking individuals who share the same values and are committed to delivering high quality educational and meaningful programs.

Location: Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland
•    Fixed-term, Full-time $44,415 pa. pro rata plus 9.5% superannuation

Contracts available from end of now to November 2019.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Blue Card (Queensland Working with Children’s Check)
  • Wilderness First Aid or Remote First Aid and current CPR certification
  • Minimum of Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation or Outdoor Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years’ experience delivering a variety of programs

Recruiting Manager: Jon Soper-Dyer 0408 900 439

Contact Details: Please send your resume and cover letter to If you would more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

On-Site Manager / Outdoor Education Professional, Edmund Park

On-Site Manager / Outdoor Education Professional
Edmund Park
Thornton, via Laidley, QLD

(Inserted April 16, 2018)

Now under new ownership, Edmund Park is seeking a motivated staff member to grow with the business. With recent renovations to the venue, along with the installation of a wide range of new activities, Edmund Park is ready to re-open. This would be a great career move to develop a business from the ground up and be part of re-establishing Edmund Park as a leader in the outdoor education arena.

Along with your extensive experience as an outdoor education professional, you will need to have a hands-on, can-do anything approach to every day.
You will be the first staff member of the new Edmund Park team, and we welcome your creative input and your desire to succeed.

Our ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience in the outdoor education field covering a wide range of activity disciplines
  • Sound understanding of operational and risk management protocols in line with accepted industry practise
  • Sound business acumen and the ability to think outside of the box to generate ground-breaking strategies for the growth of the business
  • Exceptional customer service with high level written and verbal skills
  • The highest ethical standards
  • The ability to thrive under pressure
  • Your willingness to undertake any task required.

This role is a live-in on-site position and is multi-faceted. The duties will also evolve over time as the business grows so your flexibility is imperative. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, business development, administration, programming and activity development, safety management, staff rostering and supervision, and caretaking duties. Here’s a list of our requirements for the role:

  • Strategically support the continuous development and improvement of our services
  • Actively develop ideas for school outdoor education programs
  • Actively pursue user groups for bookings for 2018 and beyond
  • Assist with ongoing activity projects, site maintenance, and other projects
  • In consultation with the Owner, develop marketing strategies and campaigns to attract business (this includes school and non-school user groups)
  • Co-ordinate, roster and support staff required in all departments for the delivery of our services to clients
  • Design quality programs and ensure delivery of service at a high standard and within a set budget
  • Ensure that the programs support the outcomes of the school and align to industry accepted safety standards
  • Adhere to Edmund Park’s standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments for outdoor activities and review as required
  • Develop operating procedures and risk management for new activities
  • Recognise potential risks and emergency situations and coordinate relevant action
  • Ongoing review of all adventure activity sites and equipment
  • Coordinate and instruct activities for programs scheduled
  • School visits where required
  • Coordinate logistics with suppliers
  • Maintenance and cleaning duties as required (Please note: this role will include general caretaking duties including mowing)

Qualifications / Minimum requirements:

  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, or proven industry experience to a high level
  • 4+ years’ experience in this industry
  • Food handlers certificate would be advantageous, or ability to gain this qualification if successful
  • Business generation is a high priority of this role, so prior
    sales/business development experience would be highly regarded
  • Possession of a Blue Card for suitability for working with children, or ability to acquire, on successful placement

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia on a full-time ongoing basis at the time of application, and be prepared to commit to living on-site at the venue.

An attractive package will be offered, including salary, accommodation, mobile phone, use of car, and other benefits.

Applications will be considered immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is appointed. Initial interviews for interstate or distant candidates will be conducted by telephone/Skype.

If you are looking for a company that will value you and support your career development, and if you have the attributes and skills to succeed in this role, please apply now!

Send your resume along with your supporting statement as to why you are the right person for this role to

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Outdoor Recreation Instructors, Sports Tuition

Outdoor Recreation Instructors
Sports Tuition
Alexandra Headlands, QLD

(Inserted: February 9, 2018)

Casual position
Salary: $32 per hour

Casual Outdoor recreation instructors are required for the Sunshine Coast. The site is based at Alexandra Headlands and primarily involves facilitating school-based programs – activities such as, high ropes, rock climbing, archery, raft building, team building initiatives etc.

Minimum qualifications required:

  • Cert III or Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • First Aid Certificate; and a
  • Working with Children Blue Card.

Pay rate: $32 per hour.
All meals provided.
Accommodation can also be provided, if required.

Email your CV to  or phone 0403 154 510 for further details.

Applications close when suitable candidates are found.

Casual Facilitators, Camp Cooby

Casual Facilitators
Camp Cooby
Geham, QLD

(Inserted: December 6, 2017)

Camp Cooby is recruiting casual facilitators for our unique and dynamic program.

At Camp Cooby we believe children are our future and we need to actively help them grow into positive and productive members of our communities.

Camp Cooby is a values-based organisation with qualified staff including onsite psychologists, technology and innovation leaders, business leaders, scientists, teachers, outdoor educators, and data analytics experts. Our aim at Camp Cooby is to Empower the Future, Transform the Now. We want individuals to Connect, Care and Lead Themselves, others and their Environment.


  1. Manage, plan and undertake a range of outdoor, environmental, social and emotional and innovation activities.
  2. Conduct trip planning, navigation and interpretation.
  3. Active and effective verbal communication to achieve program deliverables.


  • Child Commission Blue Card
  • Drivers Licence and Access to a vehicle
  • Remote Area First Aid and CPR
  • Qualifications and experience in one or more of Camp Cooby curriculum streams
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or Degree in Outdoor Education or Equivalent experience.

All applicants must enjoy working in a positive and professional team environment.

For more information about Camp Cooby visit our website at

Please submit your 1 page cover letter explaining your professional background and why you would be a good fit for the Camp Cooby team and your CV to

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Client Relationship & New Business Manager, The Outdoor Education Group

Client Relationship and New Business Manager
The Outdoor Education Group
Eildon, VIC

(Inserted: October 3, 2017)


We believe that nothing prepares kids for real life like the real world. And that bumps to the body and bruises to the ego early on in life make them stronger and harder to break later.

As Australia’s most established outdoor education provider, we’ve not just got years of experience; we’re prepared for everything the future’s yet to bring. We partner with schools to complement and enhance curriculums. Bring theory to life in the real world and provide experiences in some of the world’s most diverse and beautiful natural environments.

We employ 300+ staff. All committed to creating an inclusive, progressive, and supportive workplace. Wherever in Australia that may be.

 We offer real careers. And provide real opportunities. To live, learn, and earn in the real world.

 The details:

A brand new and exciting opportunity has arisen to grown the seed that has been planted in South Australia. As a Client Relationship & New Business Manager you will maintain robust and exceptional relationships with client schools, respond to enquiries in a timely fashion by developing a listening brief and then liaise with a small business focused team, in order for The Outdoor Education Group realise the potential to make outdoor learning accessible to more young people. You will assist in implementing strategies and actions to support the achievement of the Organisations strategic vision and objectives.


You will utilise your very strong understanding of the educational sector and exceptional client relationship skills to retain and grow existing client base. You will utilise your kitbag of network contacts to prospect new and exciting opportunities for the organisation in line with its strategic vision and objectives. A previous background in teaching Outdoor Education or a similar discipline within a school environment would be highly advantageous.

Applications should include:

  • Covering Letter addressing criteria.
  • Resume

For further information and a full position description please contact our Careers Team at or 1800 888 900 (option #2).

All employees of The Outdoor Education Group are required to hold a current Working with Children Check and Australian Federal Police Check. Please include a copy in your application, or note your willingness and ability to obtain these checks to meet our requirements.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Outdoor Education Professionals, The Outdoor Education Group

Outdoor Education Professionals
The Outdoor Education Group
Eildon, VIC & Moss Vale, NSW


We believe that nothing prepares kids for real life like the real world. And that bumps to the body and bruises to the ego early on in life make them stronger and harder to break later.

As Australia’s most established outdoor education provider, we’ve not just got years of experience; we’re prepared for everything the future’s yet to bring.

We employ 200+ staff. Some full-time. Others seasonal. Many under roofs. Many more in the open air. All committed to creating an inclusive, progressive, and supportive workplace. Wherever in Australia that may be.

We offer real careers. And provide real opportunities. To live, learn, and earn in the real world.

The details
As an Outdoor Educator, you will give kids the desire to overcome difficulties. Lessons and learnings with long-term benefits. A taste for toughing it out. And a better understanding of both themselves, and their place in the world around them.

Two years’ experience in outdoor education or related field desirable, one year for Camps- based staff with recognised competency and logged experience in one or more of the following activities: abseiling, climbing, canoeing, bush walking, high and low ropes, rafting, sea kayaking and ski touring.

Apply now for our January 2018 intake

Applications should include:

  • Covering Letter
  • Resume, Logbook and two current contactable work references

For further information please contact our Careers Team at

All employees of The Outdoor Education Group are required to hold a current Working with Children Check and Australian Federal Police Check. Please include a copy in your application, or note your willingness and ability to obtain these checks to meet our requirements.

Applications close when suitable candidates found.

Instructors - Queensland Canoeing

Instructors – Recreation Program
Queensland Canoeing

Qld Canoeing logo

QLD Canoeing is looking to hire casual staff to run our recreation program.
Expressions of interest can be sent to Steven Rowland at

Please email through:

  1. Evidence of your ACAS canoeing/kayaking qualification (minimum requirement is a Flatwater Guide)
    • [if you have a Cert 4 in Outdoor Education with relevant units completed with sufficient recent experience we can help you get your ACAS qualifications]
  2. Blue Card
  3. First Aid
  4. CPR
  5. ABN
  6. A brief summary of your experience.
  7. A relevant referee’s name and details.

Job description:

  • We are looking for staff to help fill shifts taking groups on recreational paddles for 2 to 3 hours
  • We run programs for Councils, schools and recreation camps
  • You will need to be outgoing, friendly and prepared to chat to participants
  • You will be required to unload and reload canoes/kayaks, assist with the safety briefing and running the programs
  • Applicants must have their own vehicle and preferably be able to tow our trailer

Pay and conditions

  • We pay a contractor rate, plus an allowance for travel
  • All contractors are required to have an ABN
  • If you tow our trailer you will be paid an additional allowance and tolls if applicable
  • The minimum shift is 3.0 hours, and shifts up to 10 hours are available
  • Guides and Instructors need to abide by Queensland Canoeing code of conduct
  • The work is casual; you will be emailed a list of shifts available for the following month

Interview process:

  • Short listed applications will be contacted for an interview
  • A practical interview may be requested with one of our instructors (possibly assisting on a recreation program)

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the position or to express your interest, please give Steven a call on 3899 1667 or email him at

Applications close when suitable candidates found.

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