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 Job, General Career and Recreation Industry Information, Wages and Employment Conditions and Other Resources, including Blue Card information.
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
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.
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)
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 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…
NRMJobs – job vacancies and other opportunities in the environment, water and natural resource management field in Australia and New Zealand.
Job Search– tool to help finding a position in a government department
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
mycareer.com.au: – online jobs database of the Fairfax newspapers that includes employment /careers news and resources
seek.com.au – online jobs database that includes employment /careers news and resources
www.careerjet.com.au – Careerjet is an employment search engine.
Career and Job Hunting Resources
myfuture – Australia career and information service
Job Outlook – information on workforce and occupational characteristics
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.
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…
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.
Recreation Industry Information
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 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
- Community Services
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:
- Personal development
- Corporate development
Training Queensland – Queensland Government information portal on training and apprenticeships
Training Queensland – section on apprenticeships and trainees
Wages & Employment Conditions
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 – Information and advice about Australia’s workplace rights and rules
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 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
Other Resources / Related Articles
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”.