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Casual Outdoor Recreation Trainer and Assessors, The Outdoor Education Consultants

Casual Outdoor Recreation Trainer and Assessors
The Outdoor Education Consultants
Sunshine Coast and SE Qld. region

(Inserted: 13/3/2020)

The Outdoor Education Consultants have positions available for casual trainer and assessors to deliver training at Certificate III, IV and Diploma level in Outdoor Leadership. The average training day is up to 8 hours and occurs mainly on weekends (excluding long weekends) and week days, during the Qld. Public school holidays. Training locations vary from the Gold Coast to Warwick, Hervey Bay and Brisbane.

The ideal candidate:

  • hold the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, including the required additional units.
  • 3 years continuous experience, as a minimum in outdoor recreation as a Guide or higher in the last five years.
  • current first aid certificate
  • working skills and knowledge in one or more of the following:
    • abseiling
    • archery
    • bushwalking
    • canoeing
    • kayaking
    • rock climbing (natural and artificial surfaces)
    • vertical rescue
  • be a suitable candidate to receive recognition of prior learning to the new outdoor leadership training package
  • hold a current Queensland driver’s license
  • hold a current Blue Card (working with children check)

Please send a letter outlining your suitability and a resume to

Applications close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Casual Guides & Instructors, Paddle Queensland

Guides and Instructors
Paddle Queensland

(Inserted: 12/3/2020)

Paddle Queensland is recruiting casual Guides and Instructors for their recreation programs.

Job Description

  • We run programs for local 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

Qualifications Needed / Desired

  • PAQS canoeing/kayaking qualification (minimum requirement is a Flatwater Guide)
  • (If you have a recent Cert 4 in Outdoor Education with relevant units completed with sufficient recent experience, we can help you get your PAQS qualifications)
  • Blue Card
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • ABN

Please submit a brief summary of your experience and relevant qualifications to

Applications close when suitable candidates found.

Executive Officer, Outdoors NSW

Executive Officer
Outdoors NSW

(Inserted: 29/1/2020)

Outdoors NSW is excited to announce a new opportunity to lead the peak body for the outdoor recreation sector for NSW. We are currently recruiting a new Executive Officer on a 12 month contract. Please see links below for more information and how to apply.

For more details visit: COOEE, Adventure Pro, SEEK or our LinkedIn page where this position is being advertised.

Applications close on February 2nd

Outdoor Recreation VET Trainer, The Eagle Academy

Outdoor Recreation VET Trainer
The Eagle Academy
Brisbane & Gold Coast

(Inserted: 29/1/2020)

The Eagle Academy offers Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level courses to mainly international visitors on Student Visas. The Academy has operated on the Gold Coast since 2003 and currently has over 600 students enrolled. The Academy has 4 campuses; Southport (Gold Coast), Coolangatta (Gold Coast), Carina (Brisbane) and Spring Hill (Brisbane).

Applicants must:

  • hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110 or its successor).
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in Outdoor Recreation
  • experienced in a range of activities such as kayaking, fishing, snorkelling, SCUBA, climbing and abseiling, bushwalking, and/ or other outdoor pursuits is preferred.
  • 1 year or more industry experience is preferred. Please note the new Outdoor Leadership course that replaces Outdoor Recreation requires 3 years’ experience. This course may commence from Jan 2021. Therefore, 2 years or more experience is advantageous.
  • live close to Brisbane & Gold Coast and be willing to travel between both locations weekly.
  • have an LR licence or interest in attaining LR licence to drive academy 22 seat bus to excursions
  • have an interest in developing the new Outdoor Leadership course

The successful candidate will deliver training to (and assess) students in Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation. As a member of the team, you may also be required to develop curriculum and other relevant material. This position would suit a qualified teacher/trainer who has delivered AQF qualification courses, or units of competencies, to students studying VET Outdoor Recreation courses in the past.

Experience or knowledge of the AQTF, or student visa courses would be advantageous, but not essential. Experience as a trainer/tutor for a minimum of one year is desired. Knowledge of Outlook, PowerPoint and Word programs are necessary for the development of curriculum and day to day duties.

The ability to develop a good rapport with students, and present as a friendly, professional and helpful team member is essential in this position. A culturally sensitive nature is required as well as a flexible attitude as the scope and nature of courses offered and other conditions can change as the Academy continues to grow and adapt to industry requirements.

Casual Trainers are employed on a contract period as agreed to at the time of employment. This contract automatically rolls over each term if no changes are requested by management or trainer. Candidates looking to make a long-term commitment to the position and Academy are preferred.

The available days of delivery are located at our Carina (Brisbane) and Southport (Gold Coast) Campuses on Tuesday and Wednesday (8.15am-4.15pm). Additional days may be available to the right candidate to deliver Certificates 1, 2 and 3 in Sports and Recreation and development days may also be added. The business day is 8 hours long including a 30 min lunch break. Our Academic Calendar includes 40 weeks of tuition and 12 weeks of holidays each year. Casual trainers will have reduced hours during holiday periods unless they are rostered on for course development or validation.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to

The successful applicant would ideally be available to commence straight away.

Visit our website for more information:

Applications close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

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.



Outdoor Education Instructors (x2), Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre

Outdoor Education Instructors (x2)
Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre
via Blackbutt, QLD

(Inserted: 10/12/2019)

Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre is owned and operated by Immanuel Lutheran College. It specialises in month long residential programs for groups in Years 7, 9 and 10.  Programs include high ropes, horse riding, archery, farm activities, hiking and camping, along with many other activities.

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.

Mt Binga’s Values are that all participants will:

  • Show Initiative
  •  Persevere
  •  Collaborate
  • Challenge Themselves
  • Take Responsibility
  • Respect Our Environment
  • Have Gratitude
  • Engage in Community

Suitably qualified instructors are invited to apply for the following:

Outdoor Education Instructors
2 x 1.0 FTE Contracts
Contract Period: 11 January 2020 – 13 November 2020

Key requirements:

  • Applicants must be able to live and work within the Christian ethos of the College
  • Applicants must have a background in working with youth in a pastoral care/counselling role or equivalent Outdoor Education role
  • Applicants must have Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Applicants must have experience with high ropes and navigation
  • Applicants must have the ability to recognise potential risks and emergency situations in outdoor activities and a rural setting, and coordinate responses where required
  • Applicants must hold current Senior First Aid certificate (Wilderness/Remote Area First Aid qualification will be considered favourably)

About Working at Mt Binga:
The Centre is a former logging camp and has been an Outdoor Education Centre since 1982. Mt Binga is a small community of staff that live on site in modern accommodation. The closest country town is Blackbutt (24kms), with the closest city being Toowoomba (76km). You can expect to live a farm lifestyle, with some modern conveniences.

Further information including position descriptions are available at the website listed below.
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, 6 January 2020.

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.

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.

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