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Casual Outdoor Education Instructor, St Laurence’s College

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

(Inserted: November 20, 2017)

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 2018.

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 Facilitator 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 “Positions Vacant” page on the College 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:

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

Applications close: 3pm, Monday 20 November 2017.

Outdoor Education Instructor, Anglican Church Grammar School

Outdoor Education Instructor
Anglican Church Grammar School
East Brisbane, QLD

(Inserted: November 20, 2017)

The Anglican Church Grammar School, known internationally as Churchie, is an independent School for day boys and boarders with 1800 students from Reception to Year 12. The School’s academic program has implemented the National Curriculum and is tailored to assist each student reach his potential. Our aim is to offer world-class educational

programs that facilitate lifelong learning, by optimising opportunities for leadership, creative excellence, and participation for every student. Given this, Churchie is seeking highly motivated candidate for the following role to contribute to the vision of the Making of Men for the global community.

(Commencing January 2018)

The Outdoor Education Instructor, along with Outdoor Education Teachers, create and facilitate high quality, sequential learning programs for Years 6 to 10 boys. The learning experiences are practical in nature and reflect contemporary educational thought and research.

Outdoor Education Instructor takes responsibility for facilitating learning activities for students, and contribute to creating the environment to foster this growth. The program includes learning activities and experiences on campus and on Outdoor Education expeditions in the natural environment.

All staff at Churchie are expected to support the philosophies of the School, must either hold or be able to obtain a Blue Card and/or registered with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Interested persons, should in the first instance, consider carefully the Position Description and Selection Criteria documentation which can be found on the Churchie website. Applications must include a covering letter addressing the selection criteria.

Applications are to be submitted via Churchie Website and addressed to: Human Resources, Anglican Church Grammar School, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane Qld 4169

Closing date: Tuesday, 5 December 2017 at 12 noon.

Adventure Intervention Support Officer (x2), The Northern Outlook

Adventure Intervention Support Officer
The Northern Outlook

(Inserted: November 9, 2017)


Two temporary full time positions available

To assist with the delivery of intervention programs for offending youth or those at risk of offending, using Adventure Based Learning (ABL) methodologies with customer service, quality assurance and risk management focus.

Contact person: Glen Mollenhauer
Contact details: 07) 4036 7000

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

Closes: 20 November 2017

Safe Communities Coordinator (x2), QPCYWA Townsville

Safe Communities Coordinators
Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association
Townsville, QLD

(Inserted: November 8, 2017)

Salary: $27.49 – $35.00 (gross) per hour (depending on experience and qualifications)

Full-time, Fixed-term (6 months) position

2 Positions Available (1 x PCYC Townsville, 1 x PCYC Castle Hill)

The Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA) is a community-based organisation concerned with the development of youth through the provision of sporting and recreational activities. The QPCYWA has established 54 Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYCs) throughout the State and now has an active membership in excess of 73,000 members state-wide. As a registered, not-for-profit, charitable organisation, the QPCYWA relies upon income from activity attendances, fund raising, community support, grants and subsidies in order to operate. Its affiliation with the Queensland Police Service provides a unique link between Queensland Police and our supporting communities.

These position’s main focus will be working with the Youth in the Townsville and Castle Hill communities.

As a targeted crime prevention Youth Worker, the Safe Communities Coordinator will research, prepare, develop, deliver and evaluate a range of activities and programs to young people that meet the needs of the local community. The role is responsible for building effective networks and developing partnerships with the Queensland Police Service and local community organisations to reduce crime and achieve positive outcomes in their local community by engaging with young people.

Some of the key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Develop, promote, deliver and evaluate crime prevention, youth development and community development programs and activities to engage participants
  • Deliver programs that respond to local needs and increase access to Branch resources by at-risk young people
  • Develop ongoing and sustainable working relationships that contribute to the growth of program activities
  • Provide monthly reports on program activities as required.

For a full list of the Selection Criteria please see the Position Description

To apply for this job go to:  & enter ref code: 3839351.

Applications close: Friday, 24 November 2017.

Casual Outdoor Education Instructor, Adventure Alternatives

Casual Outdoor Education Instructor
Adventure Alternatives
Woodford or Kenilworth, QLD

 (Inserted: November 8, 2017)

Are you excited about working in the outdoors, educating children about its wonders and growing them into well-rounded individuals? Then come and work for us!

Our aim at Adventure Alternatives is to inspire individuals to drive their own learning. We encourage them to challenge: their concept of the norm. their comfort zone, their beliefs of others and their own ability. We want individuals to explore, discover and marvel at the environment we adventure in and find comfort in the unknown.

Lead and manage participant groups in the delivery of outdoor education programs in both centre based and expedition programs.

At our Outdoor Education Centres at Woodford or Kenilworth, Queensland as well as expeditions programs in the region.


  1. Manage, plan and undertake a range of outdoor and environmental 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
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or Degree in Outdoor Education or equivalent experience

For a copy of the position description please email  For more information about Adventure Alternatives visit our website at

Please submit your 1 page cover letter and CV to by Friday, 1st December 2017

VET in School (VETiS) Outdoor Recreation Trainers, Churchill Education

VET in School (VETiS) Outdoor Recreation Trainers
Churchill Education

(Inserted: October 31, 2017)

Expressions of Interest

Churchill Education is a privately owned and operated RTO based in Samford We were awarded the Employer of Choice in the Australian HR Awards in 2016.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from experienced trainers in the Outdoor Recreation field to join our VET in Schools team. Roles will commence in mid-February 2018 and will involve working at schools in the Brisbane Metro, North Brisbane and/or Darling Downs areas.

Working within school hours during school terms, the positions offer flexibility to support a healthy family/work life balance. You will be offered dedicated support from the team at Churchill Education and the schools you work with. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of both the school communities and Churchill community whilst working with consistent groups of students from beginning to end of their qualification. On top of this, you’ll also be invited to join in team development days with an innovative organisation.

Trainer(s) must:

  • Hold a Cert IV in TAE
  • Hold a Certificate II or higher-level qualification related to their industry – Outdoor Recreation
  • Have at least 3 years of recent experience in their industry
  • Have a reliable vehicle and driver’s license.

Experience working with high school students is highly desired and high levels of personal presentation a must. The trainers will be remunerated at a competitive day rate and must have or be willing to apply for an ABN.  Applicants need to be self-directed, able to work autonomously, and be flexible with travel.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to or phone Kristy on 0458 691 069.

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 Instructor, Chaverim OEC

Outdoor Education Instructor
Chaverim OEC
Shalom College
Bundaberg, Qld

(Inserted: September 20, 2017)

St Patricks Logo

Contract position

“Chaverim” OEC is looking for a suitably qualified outdoor instructor to start in late January 2018.  The position is a six month contract – term time and may be extended. Salary is based on the Catholic Education Office, Rockhampton Diocese – ‘School Officer’ Level 4 rates.

Chaverim is an Outdoor Education Centre owned and operated by Shalom College and is located 25km SW of Bundaberg on the Burnett River.  Shalom College is a Catholic co-ed secondary school that is part of the Rockhampton Diocese Catholic Education Office.   All camp programs are ‘centre based’ and are provided to a variety of school aged students from Shalom College and other schools and various organisations from the Wide Bay and Central Queensland region.

Applicants should have a working with children ‘blue card’, current first aid certificate, qualifications in canoeing, ropes courses, rock climbing and group management.  Experience working independently with groups in outdoor education or outdoor recreation programs is preferred.

Specific position responsibilities include the supervision of small groups through all activities in a camp program, the logistical management of activity sites and equipment and assist with program development and evaluation.  A manual driver’s license is preferred but not essential.

Short term on-site staff accommodation is available if required.

 Applications should be addressed to The Director, Chaverim OEC  –  and include a letter of application, resume and contact details for three referees. At least one referee to substantiate professional experience in an instructor’s role.

Applications close: Monday, 9 October 2017.

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.

Program Coordination and Product Development Manager, Higher Ground

Outdoor Education Manager of Program Coordination and Product Development
Higher Ground
Tuchekoi QLD

(Inserted: September 13, 2017)


The Higherground Group Pty Ltd (Higher Ground) is seeking a full time Manager of Program Coordination and Product Development (MPC). In this role you will be responsible for the efficient and cost effective design and pre delivery coordination of all domestic centre based programs. The MPC will create and innovate all domestic residential programs in line with Higher Ground’s three core programming objectives to an international standard of excellence.

Higher Ground has over twenty (20) years’ experience delivering experiential learning through outdoor activities and internationally recognized as a leader in our industry. At Higher Ground, we are passionate about Experiential Learning and committed to “creating the freedom to experience and learn”.

The Manager of Program Coordination and Product Development role with Higher Ground will include the following elements:

Program/Project Management | Staff Qualification and Rostering | People Management and Mentoring | Program Design | Risk Management | Budget Management | Customer Liaison | Logistics Planning & Management |

The successful candidate will need to be extremely organised; have an ability to learn quickly; be efficient, diligent and possess superior communication and influence skills; have a keen eye for detail; and deliver successful outcomes in a fluid environment.

A demonstration of the following Mandatory Selection Criteria will be required:

  • Work from our Office in the Mary Valley, Queensland and positively contribute to our organisation culture
  • Maintain a current Blue Card working with children check, CPR and First Aid qualification for the period of your employment.
  • Possess appropriate and relevant outdoor education qualifications, with a minimum Cert IV or equivalent
  • A successful track-record in a multi-faceted program management role – 5+ years;
  • Professionally well-presented with strong communication and influencing skills;
  • Highly developed interpersonal and time management skills to cope with tight deadlines
  • A proven track record in delivering programs/projects to budget and timeframes
  • An ability to think creatively, take initiative, and deliver successful outcomes and delivery improvements
  • Someone who believes in what we do and wants to build their career with us.

The following are highly desired skills and experience/s:

  • Computer literate with experience in the Microsoft Office productivity tools
  • A diverse background and can offer ‘life’ experience across our broader team.

If you think this opportunity is right for you please email a copy of your resume along with a covering letter to

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Instructor Positions, Camp Kokoda

Instructor Positions
Camp Kokoda
Maroon Dam, South East QLD

(Inserted: July 24, 2017)

Casual/Full time contract positions available

Camp Kokoda is a unique not-for-profit organisation that is one of the many sectors of the Kokoda Youth Foundation.  Clients include primary, secondary and university students as well as various community groups. Camp Kokoda is located at Maroon Dam and is around 100km south west of Brisbane and the Gold coast.

Programs are usually 3-5 day journey-based expeditions, designed to achieve meaningful outcomes focusing on the development of the individual, the group and fostering their relationship with the natural environment.

We are seeking new Staff members to join our exciting team, who have a passion for developing the potential in people, who have a love for environment, an enthusiastic commitment to the outdoor education industry, and a desire to make a difference, whilst having fun!

Selection Criteria:

  • Desirable: tertiary qualifications or experience in leisure, outdoor education, education, human movement, childhood development, social work, youth work or psychology
  • Minimum qualifications or equivalent experience, of Certificate 3 or 4 in Outdoor Recreation
  • (covering abseiling, ropes courses, Bushwalking, flat-water canoeing and vertical rescue)
  • Demonstrated willingness to support young people with their journey into Adulthood as well as strong advocacy for the environment
  • Love for the nature and an enthusiasm to share this with young people of tomorrow
  • Current Wilderness or Remote Area First Aid
  • Manual Driver’s License
  • Ability to obtain Commission for Children & Young People – Suitability ‘Blue Card’

For further information please contact: 0403 830 373 or by email:   

Please submit an expression of interest letter along with your resume

Applications close: 5th January 2018

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

Rock Climbing Instructor- Crank Indoor Climbing (MacGregor)

Rock Climbing Instructor
Crank Indoor Climbing (MacGregor)


As a rock climbing instructor, you will provide excellent customer service and climbing instruction to all levels of climbers during assigned lesson programming.

Assist members to progress their skills and their fitness.

Monitor rock wall safety of all climber and provide general instruction on techniques in a fun and enthusiastic manner.


  • Provide organised climbing instructor in a safe atmosphere
  • Explain and demonstrate climbing equipment and hand and feet climbing methods
  • Supervise members on wall for safety procedures
  • Provide and sell rock wall programs
  • Undertake general safety inspection of equipment


  • Must have at least 6 months previous outdoor or indoor education training skills with rock climbing
  • Applicants must have a minimum Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent, together with a current Child Suitability Card and Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Be fun and energetic
  • Effectively communicate to youth and adults

Please direct all expressions of interest to

Current: 24/8/16

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