Get paid to lead camp-based outdoors programs and study towards a Certificate 3 in Outdoor Leadership!

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In a rapidly changing and unpredictable future, resilience, strength and health will be crucial for tackling life’s challenges. Outdoor education enhances classroom curriculum by allowing students to apply those principles in new environments.

As a Camps Trainee (Outdoor Leadership), you will lead camp-based outdoors programs while also studying towards a Certificate 3 in Outdoor Leadership. 


And the best news? You don't need a background as an Outdoor Educator to make a difference to students at our Camps.


Our Learning and Development team take your professional development pathway in hand and design your initial entry, and then you take your career trajectory and work with us on your next steps.


Join our Camps team and inspire young minds.

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The Outdoor Education Group is one of the largest providers of outdoor learning in Australia with a reputation for quality and innovation.


As a Camps Trainee (Outdoor Leadership) you will lead camp-based outdoor programs that aid The Outdoor Education Group to realise the potential to make outdoor learning accessible to more young people.


At the same time, you will be studying towards a Certificate 3 in Outdoor Leadership, which under the government trainee initiative comes with no study fee costs for you!

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Work out of one of our three hard top camps:

  • Camp Wombaroo, High Range NSW
  • Camp Jungai, Rubicon VIC
  • Camp Marysville, Marysville VIC

You could be working on anything from  Year 3-4  fun and adventure programs to Year 7’s focusing on self-confidence and resilience to Year 8-10 focusing on leadership; education and facilitation set the challenge.


No week will be the same, yet the activities will remain the constant. Interested?

  • NSW intake starts the 11th January 2021
  • VIC intake starts the 11th January 2021

Please note due to Christmas holidays there may be a delay in response to applications and enquiries.


Role Overview - Outdoor Educator Camps


As a member of The Outdoor Education Group Outdoor Learning Division and a direct report to a Program Coordinator, you will:

  • Take responsibility in the scope of your role for the performance, reputation and growth of The Outdoor Education Group.
  • Work collaboratively with your colleagues to manage and support day to day activities.
  • Role model passion for the benefits of outdoor education for the development of young Australians.
  • Role model The Outdoor Education Group values of respect and taking responsibility for self, others and the natural world.
  • Support the implementation of key strategies and actions that support the achievement of The Outdoor Education Group’s strategic vision and objectives.
  • Participate in and support the overall work of The Outdoor Education Group.
Your Responsibilities - Outdoor Educator Camps


As a Camps Trainee (Outdoor Leadership) your responsibilities will include:

  •  Practice and teach minimal impact to the environment, encourage discussion and behaviour that promotes these principles.
  • Assist in maintaining a camp environment that is clean, safe, and welcoming to all guests.
  • Assist and/or lead groups in compliance with all The Outdoor Education Group’s risk management practice and policies as outlined in the Field Practice Manual and Residential Camp Activity Plans.
  • Continuously develop your skills to facilitate effective group interaction and individual learning.
  • Develop your understanding and practice of maintaining and promoting the welfare of the group. Using colleagues and senior staff as needed to resolve conflict and develop a positive group climate to overcome program challenges.
  • Develop and maintain effective professional relationships with the school staff members and other support staff (internal and external) while on program.
  • Learn to deliver the specified educational framework and facilitate a transfer of learning to the participants’ home and school environment as part of the ‘entire experience’.
  • Assist and develop skills across all areas of camp including kitchen, housekeeping, maintenance, and programs.
Skills and Attributes - Outdoor Educator Camps


To The Outdoor Education Group you bring:

  • A passion for outdoor education and the benefit it brings to the building of social capital in young Australians.
  • A passion for having a positive social impact.
  • Maintain professionalism and establish clear levels of communication with regards to needs of the program, in field program management and leadership with our clients.
  • Agree to work towards a Certificate 3 in Outdoor Leadership
  • Experience working with children desirable (not essential)
  • First Aid certificate with current CPR (annual renewal), current National Police Check, Working with Children Check (VIC or NSW).
  • A manual driver’s licence is desired (not essential)
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The Outdoor Education Group is a for-purpose organisation, seeking to make learning outdoors accessible to all young Australians.


Founded in 1984, our not for profit position enables us to provide outdoor education to schools and community groups across the country, while investing to improve the opportunities offered to more young Australians.


The Outdoor Education Group works with schools across the country to bring education outdoors and supports students to become real world ready.


Our team of more than 400 diversely talented and experienced people support and deliver outdoor education for more than 48,000 students each year in locations across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australian, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania.