If you love being outside, enjoy nature and working with people there are many career options for you and no set route to follow. Mostly you need a good balance of technical skills and people skills.

Here you can see how three Outdoor Educators have developed their careers. Going forward, we hope to add other career insights from across the outdoors community.


We have partnered with SEEK to combine all relevant job ads into one link that we will be promoting to increase sector interest. If you are advertising on SEEK, please email info@outdoorsnsw.org.au with your SEEK ID number today to help get your ad out further amongst the sector.


Below are some courses related to two aspects of Outdoors NSW.

If you are a training provider or institution please update us via our contact page as to your offerings.

Outdoor Education

If you are interested in a career in Outdoor Education here is a list of NSW providers:

University Undergraduate Programs

Australian Catholic University, Faculty of Health Sciences (Sydney Campus)

  • Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science (Outdoor leadership minor)

Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Sciences (Albury, Port Macquarie campuses and available via Distance Education)

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism)

Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education (Albury campus)

  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education

Outdoor Recreation

TAFEs, Private Providers, Others

Avondale College, (Lake Macquarie Campus)


For what a great outdoors we have! From our legendary Snowy Mountains to the Pacific playground that is our coastline, from our western plains to our stately national parks – all 780 of them covering 8% of our 809,444km2 region.

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