Outdoor Learning Academy

The Outdoor Education Group. Who are we?

We are the Outdoor Education Group

We are the leading provider of Outdoor Education in Australia.

We believe in the power of experiential learning in the outdoors because it is meaningful, memorable, transferable, and character building.

We want to make learning outdoors accessible to all young people.

We have a firm belief in our values of respect and taking responsibility for SELF, OTHERS and the NATURAL WORLD.

Outdoor Learning Academy. What is it?

The Outdoor Learning Academy is an opportunity to join The Outdoor Education Group for the next 3 years, as a salaried member of the team. Working as an Outdoor Educator, you will receive extensive training in conjunction with our partners at TAFE NSW, and live and learn in a variety of settings and outdoor classrooms.  We have designed a 3 year course that will provide you with the technical skills and the facilitation skills to be a top performer in our industry.

The Outdoor Education Group is partnering with TAFE NSW Lithgow https://www.tafensw.edu.au, to provide training and assessment.

The Outdoor Learning Academy is based in the Southern Highlands, NSW. We will work and train across a variety of states and venues throughout your employment. Be ready to travel, ready to explore, ready for adventure. Be ready for a real job.

Opportunity to Live. Learn. Earn. More Details? 

Commencing on July 1st, 2017… get paid to live and learn in great places, with great people.

Grow with us. Develop lifelong skills that are transferable into any aspect of life… leadership, problem solving, risk management, decision making, resilience and so much more. Throughout the 3 years, your challenges will grow, and so will your skills, and your rewards.

Rock climb, Hike, Mountain Bike, Abseil, Canoe, Raft, Sea Kayak, get paid a salary, study a Cert III, IV and Diploma, work with awesome kids on real life programs, and secure a rewarding job for 3 years, and a long term career in the BEST INDUSTRY there is. Some of our staff have worked with us for over 25 years, in a variety of roles and levels of responsibility.

We are offering a real job, in the real world. Get on the right track

Application Information. Are you interested? 

Successful applicants will be those who demonstrate a passion for working with young people, as well as showing a desire to develop their unique personal skills. No technical outdoor experience needed- we provide that aspect.

Are you healthy and happy? Are you an active global citizen? Are you confident? With a desire to learn? An effective contributor? Most importantly, do you believe in passing these qualities along to young people?

Enquire more.

We want to talk if you want to ask questions.

We will invite our top applicants to a Selection Weekend where we can get to know you, and you can get to know us, so we can all commit.

When you get to know me you will see that I love quoting people that are far more eloquent than I will ever be, so let’s start now:

“The only way to do great work is to do what you love” – Steve Jobs.

Well, I love outdoor education and the power that it has for people to learn about; themselves, others and the natural world.  And, I count myself fortunate to have built a career surrounded by inspiring people doing what I love each and every day. I’ve been a Trainer for a few years now and it is a real privilege to be there as others start their journey as outdoor education professionals too.

I look forward to meeting you soon,



I’m coming to the outdoor Learning Academy from the green lands of Ireland. My formal training in the outdoors has been primarily UK-based, reinforced by working in outdoor education in South Africa, Uganda, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo and New Zealand, before rocking up on the sunny shores of Australia! Needless to say I love travel, and integrating ideas from all over the world, to find the teaching style that suits you the best.

I’ve seen the outdoors impact people from all walks of life – from the hardened corporate engineer suddenly bonding with his co-worker, to the 7 year old kid who sees a forest as Jurassic  Park.  That’s the reason I do this job, and I cant wait to share some of that knowledge with you,


The Outdoor Education Group will be hosting 2 Selection weekends to ensure that we bring the right people into the Outdoor Learning Academy.

Salary is equated on 0.7 of Full Time Equivalent: $37,656 (plus Super)

You will be based from Camp Wombaroo, one of our premium NSW centres for the initial 3 months. During this period, whether out on journeys or staying in the cabins, food will be organised.  Accommodation and food costs will be processed through payroll deductions.

Upon request

We have 3 Directorates across our Organisation: Outdoor Learning, Business Development, and Finance & Resources. We have a CEO, Directors, Heads, Managers, Coordinators, Mentors, Educators, Supervisors, Clerks, and Assistants. We want you to stay and develop your career with The Outdoor Education Group. Join the fun, Join the community, Join the team.