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Jobs Available

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.

Adventure Intervention Officer, Boonah

Adventure Intervention Officer
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
Boonah, QLD

(Inserted: 19/2/2019)

  • Temporary full time for 4 months with a possibility of an extension
  • Salary in the range of $82,102 to $89,042 per annum excluding superannuation.
  • Salary & Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (DCSYW) other benefits outlined in the work for us section of our website

Adventure Intervention Officer

  1. Implement relevant actions identified in The Outlook Business Plan
  2. Deliver Adventure Based Learning (ABL) programs for young offenders or those at risk of offending behaviour
  3. Design, develop & evaluate ABL programs linked to case management objectives
  4. Deliver & assess training in ABL for staff who work with young offenders
  5. Knowledge, experience and skills in youth justice frameworks
  6. Establish effective relationships with youth justice service centres by providing on-program mentoring support & by developing & delivering adventure interventions
  7. Manage risk in relation to staff & participants & comply with any legislation, industry standards, policies & procedures
  8. Undertake all administrative tasks relevant to program & training delivery

Technical/Role Specific Capabilities 
Qualifications are not mandatory but skills and experience in the following will be an advantage:

  • Current instructor level accreditation in two outdoor activities.
  • Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS)).
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent.
  • Certificate IV in Work Place Training and Assessment.
  • Certificate IV in Youth Justice.

Successful applicants who do not initially possess the above will be supported to obtain these qualifications.

Experience in design, facilitation, risk management and evaluation of Adventure Based Learning programs.

Two years experience in the human service industry and can demonstrate experience in an area that involves one of the following, youth, small group work leading to behavioral change, personal development and/or therapeutic change; and case management.

(Specified – Applicants will need to provide a reference from a member of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community.)

For further information about this position and details on how to apply, please visit the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers  website Job Ad Reference: QLD/302335/19.

Closing date: Monday, 25 February 2019.

Project Leader, Wild Mob

Project Leader
Wild Mob
Mackay, QLD

(Inserted: 8/1/2019)

Salary: $65,000 pa. + super
Full-time position

The Project Leader is responsible for leading/assisting to lead Wild Mob’s conservation expeditions including providing logistical and operational support across our program areas. The purpose of our expeditions is to achieve real and substantial on-ground conservation outcomes and promote Wild Mob’s vision of a world where “Everyone recognises and celebrates being part of and dependent on the natural world.”

We are looking for somebody willing to join a team that has attitude – we just get it done! Must be fun loving, willing to inspire and be inspired, and must have a sense of adventure.

Selection Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in science, conservation ecology, outdoor education, or related fields would be highly regarded, but substantial experience in conservation practice and/or experience guiding groups in the outdoors in your life experience would also be considered.
  • A passion for conservation and sustainable use of the natural environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams, ideally in remote areas.
  • High-level organisational and time management skills and demonstrated capacity to apply attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and safely in field situations, and to cater for the needs of volunteers, including planning and preparing meals, managing remote area camps, and on small vessels.

Essential Qualifications:
•    Driver’s license
•    A Queensland ‘Blue Card’ or the capacity to obtain one
•    An Australian passport or the capacity to obtain one

Other Qualifications:
•    At least five years employment history in a role relevant to the selection criteria.
•    Have, or willing and able to obtain Senior First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation Qualifications
•    Have, or willing and able to obtain a General Purpose Hand qualification. Please see here for details

Further Information:
The Project Leader is required to regularly work on our vessels for up to, and sometimes exceeding a week at a time. We do at times work in less than ideal sea conditions and thus you should consider your personal susceptibility to sea sickness.

This is a full time position.

Regular travel away from home is required. Some interstate and international travel may be required.

How to apply:
A full position description can be downloaded here

Please submit your CV (Including contact details of three professional referees), and your responses to the selection criteria (maximum three pages please) to

Applications close: Sunday, 20 January 2019.

Casual Outdoor Education Instructor, St Laurence’s College

Casual Outdoor Education Instructor
St Laurence’s College
Lake Moogerah, QLD

(Inserted: 8/1/2019)

Camp Laurence is located on five hectares on the western bank of Lake Moogerah in the beautiful Scenic Rim approximately 90 minutes from Brisbane. It is an Outdoor Educational extension to St Laurence’s College in South Brisbane established in 1975. We run a sequential outdoor educational program for St Laurence College students along with offering our venue to external schools.

We are recruiting experienced, enthusiastic and passionate Outdoor Instructors, to join our team commencing January 2019.

The Casual Outdoor Education Instructor will comply with all EREA and College Policies, work to ensure that the Outdoor Education Team supports the College mission, and operate within the parameters expressed in the Charter for the Authentic Expression of Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice tradition.

The ability to work outside normal working hours and public holidays is a must.

The Casual Outdoor Education Instructor reports to and assists the Camp Manager with the promotion of a positive and effective safety culture at Camp Laurence.

The following qualifications and experience are required:


  • Minimum Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent
  • Logged experience in at least two of the following activities: high and low ropes, abseiling, climbing, canoeing, bushwalking, mountain biking, team building/initiative sessions.
  • Wilderness First Aid/CPR (or ability to obtain)
  • Manual Drivers Licence
  • Queensland ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card
  • Ability to travel & stay away for extended periods (i.e. up to 5 days at a time)

A reasonable level of fitness.

A Queensland “Working with Children” Blue Card is required (or ability to obtain) for this role.

Full details of the position and application procedure can be downloaded from the “Employment” page on the College website ( and Camp Laurence’s website (and or can be forwarded on request.

Further information on the role can be obtained by contacting:

Ms Narelle Gowland, Camp Manager, St Laurence’s College on mobile 0437 752 046 or email:
Ms Lorraine Kopp, Director of Human Resources, St Laurence’s College, on mobile 0407 656 866 or email

Note: All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures and will be required to authorise such checks and provide identification. These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures.

Applications should be forwarded via email to: the Principal, St Laurence’s College at

Applications close: 3pm Monday, 14 January 2019.

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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