Job Links & Training Resources

Links & Resources

General career information, planning and tools – careers and training, finding employment, apprenticeships and the outdoor recreation industry

… scroll down for links on Finding a JobGeneral Career and Recreation Industry Information, Wages and Employment Conditions and Other Resources, including Blue Card information.

Training Opportunities

QFSR Skills Alliance eLearning Courses

QFSR Skills Alliance eLearning Courses

QFSR Skills Alliance would like to acknowledge the Queensland Government’s support for volunteer training.  These courses are recognised Sport and Recreation Services’ Building Active Communities Workshops Program Training opportunities. For further information and to access free click here

Building Active Communities Workshops

Building Active Communities Workshops

The Queensland Government Building Active Communities Workshop program provides free workshops to increase the skills and knowledge of community sport and recreation volunteers such as committee members, coaches, team managers, officials and administrators.

Training for Volunteers

Training for Volunteers and Volunteer Management

Volunteering Queensland
The state peak body solely dedicated to advancing volunteering for the economic, social, cultural & environmental well-being of Queensland. Includes links to qualifications

Nationally recognised qualifications

  • Certificate I in Active Volunteering (CHC14015)
  • Certificate II in Active Volunteering (CHC24015)
  • Certificate III in Active Volunteering (CHC34015)
  • Certificate IV in Coordination of Volunteer Programs (CHC44015)

A Guide to Training Volunteers (PartA)

A Guide to Training Volunteers (PartB)



Finding a Job


COOEEads – a job information and advertising service for people looking for work in the outdoors:

  • Outdoor Recreation / Education
  • Environmental Communication
  • Conservation & Parks

COOEEads’ is a weekly email listing jobs, consultancies, tenders, scholarships and grants in the fields of outdoor / environmental education, interpretive communication and park management in Australia (and New Zealand).

Coefficient Industry Resources

Coefficient Industry Resources
Coefficient acts as a bridge between outdoor program providers and freelance staff who are searching for work. The big advantage in working for Coefficient is that we can weave together work from different providers into a work program that fits your needs. Whether you are looking for one day a week or as much work as possible no single outdoor centre can provide the quantity or variety of work that Coefficient can.


AdventurePro – Australia and New Zealand outdoor and adventure employment resource including adventure jobs, outdoor education jobs, outdoor recreation jobs, adventure travel guide job listings and much more…

NRM Jobs

NRMJobs – job vacancies and other opportunities in the environment, water and natural resource management field in Australia and New Zealand.

QLD Government Jobs

QLD Government – Employment and Jobs

Job Search–  tool to help finding a position in a government department


National Parks (NPRSR)

Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (NPRSR) – a career with National Parks


JobSearch – funded by the Australian Government as a free service to help job seekers find jobs and employers find staff


Careerone: – online jobs database of the News Limited newspapers that  includes employment /careers news and resources – online jobs database of the Fairfax newspapers that  includes employment /careers news and resources – online jobs database that  includes employment /careers news and resources


CareerJet – Careerjet is an employment search engine.*&l=Australia

Career and Job Hunting Resources

The Job I Love

The Job I Love: Outdoor Recreation

A resource from Service Skills Australia


myfuture – Australia career and information service

Job Outlook

Job Outlook – information on workforce and occupational characteristics

CV and Resume writing

A resume is a brief one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education.

A curriculum vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations, and other details.

The Ultimate Guide to Building a CV

When applying for a job, it is vital that you have prepared a professional Curriculum Vitae (CV) that conveys your academic qualifications, employment background and key skills to your potential employer…

How to Write a Resume

Your resume is your most important tool when applying for a job. It doesn’t matter how qualified you are, or how much experience you have – if your resume is poorly presented or badly written, you’re going to have trouble getting the job you want – or even an interview.





How to Write a Great Cover Letter

How to Write a Great Cover Letter

A cover letter is like the introduction to your resume; it gives you a chance to show some personality and demonstrate to an employer that you’ve researched their company and understand exactly what they’re looking for.

See more at Open Colleges

Recreation Industry Information

Queensland Fitness, Sport & Recreation Skills Alliance

Queensland Fitness, Sport & Recreation Skills Alliance – a not for profit industry workforce advisory organisation that leads and supports the workforce development efforts of our industry.



Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER):QLD – is a national professional association representing people who work in the areas of Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, Dance, Community Fitness or Movement Sciences.

Skills IQ

Skills IQ


Skills IQ is a new not-for-profit organisation which will work to support a range of training packages including:

  • Sport, Fitness and Recreation
  • Tourism, Travel and Hospitality
  • Health
  • Community Services
Outdoor Council of Australia

The Outdoor Council of Australia – a  not-for-profit association of outdoor industry professionals in Australia that endeavours to represent organisations and individuals that use outdoor adventure activities for the purpose of:

  • Recreation
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Personal development
  • Corporate development
Training Queensland

Training Queensland – Queensland Government information portal on training and apprenticeships


Training Queensland – section on apprenticeships and trainees

Wages & Employment Conditions

Fairwork Australia

Fairwork Australia – Fair Work Australia is the national workplace relations tribunal with the power to carry out a range of functions relating to:

  • the safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions
  • enterprise bargaining
  • industrial action & dispute resolution
  • termination of employment
  • other workplace matters.
Fairwork Ombudsman

Fairwork Ombudsman – Information and advice about Australia’s workplace rights and rules

ACTU Worksite (for students)

ACTU Worksite: – your rights at work for students. Information for students on the world of work, including employment conditions, finding a union, assignment help and a range of fact sheets on employment issues.

Employment Awards

Employment Awards for the Outdoor Recreation Sector

The Outdoor Council has sought advice for the outdoor industry to assist in developing an understanding of recent changes to Australian industrial relations requirements. This information is provided to give an insight only and members are recommended to seek professional advice to suit their specific circumstances.

There are four awards that are likely to cover employees in outdoor recreation.

1. Amusement, Events and Recreation
2. Miscellaneous
3. Hospitality
4. Fitness

Other Resources / Related Articles

Entering the job market?

Entering the job market?


The seven clusters of employment

If you’re a young person about to enter the job market, the skills you have already may give you more job mobility than you think — as long as you’re in the right “job cluster”.

The Blue Card System

If you work with children & young people you may need a Blue Card – READ MORE

The Blue Card System

Become a member

QORF welcomes applications for new Community and Green Circle Members from organisations and individuals involved in the outdoors

Learn More