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Bachelor of Outdoor Education La Trobe University

4.67 out of 5 from 3 reviews
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This is a course for anyone who prefers to work in the outdoors rather than in a cubicle. Our degree combines environmental experiences - bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and canoeing - with naturalist studies, preparing you for a range of careers in outdoor and environmental education and adventure guiding. With further study, you'll also have the ability to work as a qualified teacher in primary or secondary school.

We have a 30-year history of teaching outdoor education and offer a practical, hands-on approach. You'll undertake up to 140 days of fieldwork, including an 18-day bushwalking trek through the Kosciusko National Park or an 18-day canoeing trip along the Murray River. Other expeditions have included trips to the Australian Alps, the Murray basin, the Grampians, the Victorian coast, as well as to South-West Tasmania, Broome and the Whitsunday Islands.


Outdoor education
Educational nature tourism


Our graduates are prepared for careers in outdoor and environmental education services to schools, community environmental education, as interpreters and guides...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Outdoor Education La Trobe University based on 3 reviews
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Student Reviews

March 2018
Year completed 2008

I did this course with a different structure a long time ago.

Practical aspects are top class, lecturers inspiring, and course material excellent. Negatives - it would be better if the course included opportunity to gain some industry qualification opportunities.

My advice to future students is: This the best outdoor ed...

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February 2018
Year completed 2019

Really love the outdoor activities. I love being outside and working with children and although I haven’t finished yet I am so excited to get to placement and teach kids everything I have learnt

My advice to future students is: Pick your favourite activity and study that at university! Don’t bother going after something yo...

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February 2018
Year completed 2019

Plenty of practical, hands on experiences provided through the course

My advice to future students is: Stay on top of your work and check your trip schedule weekly

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