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Outdoor Facilitators, Camp Kokoda

Outdoor Facilitators
Camp Kokoda
Maroon Dam SEQ 4310

(Inserted: 2/12/2019)

Want to join a diverse, meaningful organisation that serves to the good of people with opportunity and rewarding experiences.

Camp Kokoda is now hiring Outdoor Facilitators for 2020 with 3 month, 6 month and 12 month contracts available as well as casual positions.

Camp Kokoda is owned and operated under the umbrella of Kokoda Youth Foundation.

Camp Kokoda is located on the shores of Maroon Dam, 80 minutes from the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

We are seeking energetic individuals to join our team at Camp Kokoda. If you are highly professional, self-motivated, love working with kids, passionate about all aspects of the Outdoors and Outdoor Education then we would love to hear from you.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent
  • Manual Drivers licence (or ability to obtain one)
  • Current Wilderness First Aid/CPR ( or ability to obtain one)
  • Queensland ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card.
  • Qualifications (or equivalent logged experience) for the following activities:
    • High ropes
    • Low ropes
    • Abseiling
    • Rock climbing
    • Bushwalking/Navigation
    • Canoeing
    • Vertical rescue
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate a group to successful outcomes

Job Overview

  • Work with our clients, offering various opportunities for their desired program outcomes
  • Update and follow the organisations standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments and our core values when delivering Outdoor activities and objectives
  • Assist with ongoing activity projects, venue & activity maintenance, program preparation and school and site visits
  • Assist with Logistics and Suppliers

Apply by sending your resume and a covering letter responding to

Applications close when  suitable candidates are found.



Maintenance Officer, Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre

Maintenance Officer
Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre
via Blackbutt, QLD

(Inserted: 22/11/2019)

Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre specialises in month long residential programs for groups in Years 9 and 10.  Programs include abseiling, rock climbing, high ropes, horse riding, archery, farm activities, hiking and camping, along with many other activities in line with the focus of the Centre.   Immanuel Lutheran College has managerial rights over the site and management is carried out by the Immanuel Lutheran College Council through the Principal of the College.

The main goal of the outdoor education program is that students experience community living and grow in their own self-sufficiency and confidence in who they are.

Applications are invited for the following part-time position commencing in January 2020.

Maintenance Officer
Part-time, three days per week (0.6FTE)
Two year contract

Requirements of the Position:

  • Applicants must uphold and support the Christian ethos of the College and Centre
  • Ensure that activities comply with all relevant internal and external policies, procedures and reporting requirements;
  • Possess a current Suitability ‘Blue’ Card from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian for working with children;
  • Be willing to give out of hours service to this position as required;
  • Hold current Senior First Aid certificate
  • Maintain facilities used in programs, such as high ropes, initiatives and other equipment in consultation with relevant industry professionals and the Operations Manager
  • Manage the water resources available for Centre use
  • Oversee the general grounds and facilities maintenance across the Mt Binga Campus
  • Oversee the maintenance schedule for all Mt Binga Vehicles and other power tools
  • Manage the upkeep and maintenance of the campus workshop and use of Mt Binga tools
  • Participate in the care and management of the Mt Binga animals.  This may include but not limited to feeding, milking, dispensing and scheduling medication, ordering feed and liaising with the vet etc.

The Job and Person Specification (position description) is available on the College website.

Electronic applications including the names of three current referees, and addressing the Selection Criteria as outlined in the Job and Person Specification to:

The Principal
Immanuel Lutheran College

Applications close: 4pm Monday, 2 December 2019.

Manager of Field Operations, Higher Ground

Manager of Field Operations
Higher Ground
Pomona, QLD

(Inserted: 22/11/2019)

Higher Ground is seeking a Manager of Field Operations to be based out of our Mary Valley Experiential Education Centre and other venues as required.

Main duties/Responsibilities

  • Manage, train and inspire a team of full-time and casual staff to deliver an outstanding programs
  • With the Head of Programming, own the overall relationship and scope of your client’s programs, ensuring your client receives agreed conditions in their program, including those aspects that may arise beyond the contract arrangement.
  • Manage educational, operational and logistical aspects of programs.
  • Manage client relationships at an operational level, ensuring you have a presence with their coordinator and in the school.
  • Work with key stakeholders within the school, such as Year Level Coordinators, to ensure successful delivery of programs.
  • Ensure quality delivery of programs including delivery of agreed educational objectives.
  • Manage discretionary programming budgets
  • Development, management and governance of equipment store processes and procedures, including forecasting and purchasing.
  • Maintenance and review of Higher Ground’s organisational and risk management policies; and standard operating procedures.
  • Complete field work as allocated in a support and delivery context.

Any other duties that are assigned by Higher Ground in the broad spirit and scope of the role.

Skills & Experience

  • Diploma or Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Wilderness First Aid and current CPR
  • Open Manual Drivers License
  • Blue Card


  • Degree or similar in a relevant field
  • LR License with Driver’s Authorisation
  • Boat License


  • Minimum 3 years previous experience in a manager/coordinator role

Minimum 4 years field experience delivering outdoor education programs


  • Knowledge of South East Queensland expedition areas


  • A wide variety of refined outdoor activity skills at an expert level
  • You have the ability to work with staff to maximise their performance potential, provide professional development opportunities and are familiar with performance appraisal process
  • Excellent and tested program planning and logistical skills
  • An ability to design, develop and coordinate centre and expeditions-based programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Well organised and able to effectively meet deadlines
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

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.

Casual Outdoor Education Instructor, St Laurence’s College

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

(Inserted 19/11/2019)

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 ( or can be forwarded on request.

Further information on the role can be obtained by contacting:

  • Ms Narelle Smith, 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: 9am Monday, 25 November 2019.

Outdoor Education Assistant, Samford Valley Steiner School

Outdoor Education Assistant
Samford Valley Steiner School
Wights Mountain, QLD

(Inserted 19/11/2019)

Samford Valley Steiner School (SVSS) is seeking applications for an Outdoor Education Assistant commencing in January 2020 to work in the Primary School and High School. The position is permanent part-time and requires flexibility in days and ability to camp overnight with classes.

Applicants will ideally have experience in Outdoor Education and be open to learning about Steiner education.

The Outdoor Education Assistant 2020 Application Package and Role Description contains more information about this role and the required qualifications.

Please visit our website to access the Application Package and to find more information about our school.

For further information please contact the office on (07) 3430 9600.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019.

Forest School Facilitator, Arcadia Agile Learning Center

Forest School Facilitator
Arcadia Agile Learning Center

(Inserted 13/11/2019)

Part time

Use your outdoor education experience in a self-directed setting, with flexible hours and the ability to bring your children to work.

Arcadia Agile Learning Center is a new self-directed learning co-op located in Yeronga.

We are looking for facilitators for 2020 for the following:

Forest School: 2 days/week 9-3. Plus 2 days/week after school sessions. After school sessions may be combined with the full days, or run on separate days, to suit the facilitator.

Must have level 3 forest school training or equivalent outdoor ed qualifications/ experience.

Self-Directed Co-op, Term 1 Maternity Cover:

3 days/week 9-3 with the possibility of 8-5 based on demand for OSHC.

This role will continue as part time (approximately 10 hours per week) for 2020 with the facilitator able to decide what scheduling works best for them.

If you have school aged children, as part of your remuneration package you will receive discount enrolment.

We are a family friendly and breastfeeding friendly employer and younger children may be brought with you to work.

To apply please email (Subject: Employment Application -Forest/Maternity Cover)

Please attach a resume, and write approx. 250 words or more outlining why you are drawn to self-directed learning/your passion for forest learning.

Closing Date: 1st December, 2019

Program Manager, Little Planet (Malaysia)

Program Manager
Little Planet
Tioman Island, Malaysia

(Inserted 13/11/2019)

Start Date: February 2020

Little Planet is a provider of bespoke Outdoor Education services to International Schools throughout South East Asia. Our mandate is to provide an international level of service, compliant with international standards, and as such grow as a leader in the outdoor education arena.
Our recently expanded base is located in Kampong Juara on Tioman Island, 20 miles off of the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. This beautiful and relatively undeveloped area has a wealth of natural environments, a perfect setting in which to achieve the benefits of experiential learning for the student groups that we work with.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing company within an expanding industry.

Job Description:
Reporting directly to the Co-Directors, your primary role would be the planning and implementation of a wide variety of Outdoor Experiential Education Programs.
Programs are designed with a plethora of intended outcomes and objectives in mind, for an extremely broad range of student groups, in terms of numbers, age, culture and socio-economic backgrounds.

Program elements include, but are not limited to: marine and rainforest adventurous activities and expeditions, environmental and conservation education, engagement and participation in community-based projects.
Whilst these four to six-night residential programs are run primarily from our two beachfront facilities on Tioman Island there would also be the opportunity to become involved in foreign programs in various other locations throughout the region.

The following list of responsibilities is in no way exhaustive. Due to the nature of our boutique organisation, unique areas of operation and our commitment to the creation of bespoke experiences, this position is inherently dynamic and fluid.

  • Coordinate and manage the design and execution of residential Outdoor Education
    Programs to international standards with a focus on safety and the well-being of students,
    teachers and Instructors alike
  • Coordinate and manage program logistics for 4-6 night residential programs including
    communication and organisation with Schools, Little Planet Instructors and other staff
    teams (resort, kitchens & support)
  • Capture and promote the organisational values of Little Planet amongst visiting students,
    teachers and all Little Planet staff and Instructors
  • Plan and oversee Instructor Preparation Sessions as well as ongoing professional
    development of a full-time Instructor team
  • Oversight of all associated documentation, including: standard operating procedures, risk
    assessments and management plans, program guides, incident reports, student and
    teacher and instructor feedback reports
  • Maintain open lines of communication between directors, administrative, kitchen, facilities
    and program staff teams
  • Organise, inspect and maintain basic equipment and relevant equipment inventories
  • Be qualified, capable and willing to fulfil all aspects of the role and responsibilities of a
    Lead Instructor, including; lead activity programming, conduct group briefings and

Essential Experience and Skills:

  • Extensive management experience in an institutional setting; be it an Outdoor Centre,
    Outdoor Education Department within a College or School, Summer Camp, Wilderness
    Therapy Provider, Guiding / Excursion Company etc.
  • Qualifications or relevant experience as an Outdoor Educator, Instructor, Guide or Coach
    with experience in staff training
  • Bachelor’s degree (related fields preferred but not necessary)
  • Experience working with youth in an educational capacity
  • Capable of working proficiently with Microsoft Office and Google Suite software
  • Ability to communicate fluently and produce written materials, in English, at a high level
  • Must be both physically and mentally able to meet the challenges of living and working in
    a remote location

Desirable Experience and Skills:

  • Project and staff team management
  • Working / living in a tropical marine and rainforest environment
  • Passion for / background in natural sciences
  • Working / living abroad in a diverse, multicultural/lingual, environment
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid or higher (if necessary training can be given for this

Personal Characteristics:

  • Self-motivated and goal oriented with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Resourceful, systems-oriented and organised
  • Highly developed world-view coupled with sophisticated interpersonal skills
  • Conscientious and community oriented
  • Capable of seeing and acting upon opportunity
  • Have a willingness to get your hands dirty when required!

The main work season is from February through until November. During this period, although there is ample opportunity for time off, it would be expected that the Program Manager be resident on Tioman Island.
December through until February is the monsoon period with ample opportunity for compensatory and earned paid time off. This is also however a vital planning and preparation period for the upcoming season. During this period you may be given the opportunity to work
remotely if necessary.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary, commensurate to your level of experience and applicable skills.
  • Comprehensive medical insurance.
  • Monthly handphone reimbursement.
    Generous paid time off.
  • On site accommodation throughout the year and meals provided during programs.
  • Malaysian work visa (to be applied for upon contract signing)

Application Process
Interested and qualified candidates should send the following to

  • Cover letter
  • Up to date C.V. / resume, including mention of any and all relevant experience and certification
  • Contact information for a minimum of two current, relevant professional references
  • Current criminal background check

Application Deadline: December 31, 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.

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.
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.

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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