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Associate Lecturer in Outdoor Education, University of the Sunshine Coast

Associate Lecturer in Outdoor Education
University of the Sunshine Coast
Sippy Downs, QLD

(Inserted: 25/3/2019)

School of Education
Salary: $68,089 – $92,197 pa. (Level A) + 17% super
Full-time, ongoing position
Job ID: 19029

USC Vision
USC will be a university of international standing and an unsurpassed community asset, focusing on the region from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast.

University Strategic Goals

The University will be:

  • A primary engine of capacity building for our region;
  • A comprehensive multi-campus university growing towards 35,000 students; 
  • Positioned globally as a top-500 university and a top-100 university under 50 years of age.

Overview of the School of Education
The School of Education is a vibrant hub of energetic, passionate and knowledgeable staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students and doctoral candidates committed to quality studies in the discipline of Education.  The School has a strong team of academic staff and a range of administrative and support staff who serve to enhance students’ course and program experience through the provision of program and student management, research training and school/centre liaison.  School objectives include sustaining the University’s five-star ranking for learning and teaching, enhancing blended learning opportunities, increasing research capacity and outputs in fields of education and extending engagement with schools.

At the University of the Sunshine Coast, an Associate Lecturer:

(i) is an effective teacher and makes sound contributions to delivering teaching, learning and graduate outcomes

(ii) is developing their research profile.  They make positive contributions to research projects; co-supervise honours students and candidates for higher degrees by research; participate in research teams; and are developing a track record of publishing in quality refereed journal 

(iii) can demonstrate engagement within the University through contributions to academic administration and activities that contribute to the student experience 

(iv) is developing productive industry and community links that benefit students, the community and/or the University.  For example, they are applying discipline knowledge and skills that benefit external stakeholders and partners and can be involved in activities that encourage participation in University life through outreach activities

All staff are expected to contribute to the achievement of the University’s strategic goals and priorities and provide service to the University commensurate with their level of appointment and the opportunities available to them.

To Apply

All applicants MUST provide a statement that addresses each of the selection criteria contained within the position description and their resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and effectively address selection criteria is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC’s locations.

To apply please click the Apply for Job button to be transferred to the University’s career page

Contact for Further Information

Professional Shelley Dole
Head, School of Education
Telephone: + 61 7 5456 3757

Closing Date: Midnight, Friday 12 April 2019.

USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.
USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Casual Outdoor Education Facilitator, Adventure Alternatives

Casual Outdoor Education Facilitator
Adventure Alternatives
Woodford, QLD

(Inserted: 25/3/2019)

Possibly The Coolest Job Ever 

Our Outdoor Education Centres are located at Woodford and Kenilworth, Queensland. We are a tad biased — but we are pretty sure we are the coolest place to work, ever. And we really believe that we are changing the world (you will see what we mean when you check out our website!). Honestly, the job is not all roses and puppy dogs — however there is some exceptionally good things we achieve on a daily and weekly basis.

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. You will have to work outdoors facilitating an amazing array of Adventure Based Activities, you’ll have to live in a tent more often then not, being in SE Queensland you’ll also have to work in the rain (but it’s not cold rain like Victoria), you’ll have to carry a backpack on a daily basis, you’ll do a fair bit of walking and wearing a harness often enough that it’ll start to feel normal… not really that bad at all, come to think of it! (there’s much worse jobs out there… like the guy that has to operate the sucker truck cleaning festival toilets… but we won’t go there!)

Now let’s talk about the good, awesome, cool stuff:

  1. We work from our two, purpose built, Outdoor Education Campuses in Woodford and Kenilworth, plus number of other remote and equally cool locations in SE Queensland. So you’ll get a variety of work locations which will keep thing fresh and exciting.
  2. We facilitate outdoor education programs for private schools from year 5 to year 10.
  3. The work is fun, forward thinking and dynamic. We really want to see you grow and develop, so you can help our client grow and develop too.
  4. We aren’t big on stress. So, while we will expect you to work efficiently and get things done, we focus on open communication and getting things done right the first time round.
  5. You’ll know how much work you’ve got months and month in advance so you don’t have to be stressed about finding more work. As we have our calendar a year in advance.
  6. You will experience things, do things, and make decisions on things that no big stuffy corporate type company would ever allow you to do. Because we trust our staff and we’ll empower you to make the right decisions at the right time for the right outcomes.
  7. You don’t need to be overly skilled at roller skating or mini golf or bowling or escaping a room or dressing up, but you will more than likely get to do all of those things at our half yearly staff parties. Simply, we do something fun or goofy or both as a team.

Now, let’s talk about the job requirements:

  1. You need to be the type person who gets joy out of getting things done and helping students grow and develop. Every day, you will have the opportunity to use the Outdoors to educate our clients in a unique way… doing Fun stuff, Important stuff, Necessary stuff to help them grow.
  2. Because you’ll be working outdoors you will have a minimum of a Certificate 4 in Outdoor Rec (or equivalent) as an absolute MUST. Coupled with this you’ll also need a minimum of a Remote Area First Aid qualifications and CPR.
  3. Furthermore the key things we are looking for include, a willingness to learn, an elevated level of safety and risk awareness, ability to read a map and navigate, and you’ve spent some time in the field with groups of students.
  4. You will be using your communication skills a lot. So, you need to enjoying talking with people and giving and getting directions.
  5. You need to be a person who loves to deliver remarkable experiences to other people. You know, you need to be someone who feels good by making other people feel good.
  6. You need to nail down the details, paper work, briefing, debriefing, safety and pastoral care. You don’t need to race through an activity. We need you to slow things down and get them done right by following our specific program delivery style
  7. We want you to be meticulous in your work. If you are shy or quiet that is totally cool. We are not looking for the life of the party…in fact, quite the opposite. We are looking for a good, fun person, who gets stuff done and done well, with a high level of excellence.
  8. Sorry but we have to cover what we aren’t looking for as well: We aren’t looking for non committal freelancers, or old cynical personality types who think they have been every where, done everything and know everything.

Our business is casual in nature, but we do expect professionalism and punctuality. We want someone willing to work towards excellence not perfection (we don’t think this is possible). We will help teach you the finer points of your work. We expect intelligence, energy, and a get it done attitude. When you have questions, you will find the answers by asking thoughtful questions.

To learn more about us, check out

If this is a job that gets you super excited, then we want to hear from you! This is a casual field facilitator role. You must be based/located/live within South East Queensland so you can drive to our Woodford and Kenilworth Campuses (hence you must have a valid drivers license). In addition to being a detailed person, you must follow our systems and processes. In fact, just to prove that you are detailed oriented and can follow procedures, when you apply for this position in the subject line of the email you must include “I have found my type of outdoor eddies” in the subject line. Yep, that’s our little trick to sort out the people who blanket send their resume to anyone and everyone, from the folks (that’s you) who are truly interested in this position.

We are looking to bring our new staff for Term 2, after our staff training. After staff training you will be paired with one of our long term staff to observe your first camp with us at half pay (it’s only fair, as we too are investing in you long term as well as you investing in us), the second week you will lead the group on your own with a different long term staff member. We do this to ensure you fit our culture, you know what we do, you know how we do it and most of all you know WHY we do it the Adventure Alternatives way.

Send your Resume by email to by close of business Monday 8th April 2019.

We can’t wait to meet you!!!

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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