Classroom Teacher Resources

Here you will find some resources prepared by OEAQ members that will assist you in the development help of better outdoor learning experiences for your students. These resources are not substitutes for qualified, experienced Outdoor Education teachers and practioners. They are intended as a guide to classroom teachers.


Listed below are some of the websites that are relevant to our association members.

Outdoor Education Associations

Outdoor Education Australia -

Adventure Activity Guidelines

Curriculum Activity Risk Management Guidelines (Ed Queensland)

Adventure Activity Standards (Queensland) -

Safety Guidelines for Education Outdoors Victoria -
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (United Kingdom) -

Qld Outdoor Recreation/Education Training Providers

Sunshine Coast Tafe Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

Maroon Outdoor Education Centre - providing training to Education Queensland staff to help meet the latest EPPR requirements.

Outdoor Recreation Associations

Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation -

Outdoor Recreation Industry Council of NSW -

Outdoor Council of Australia -

Adventure Activity Associations

Australian Climbing Association -

Australian Canoeing -

Queensland Canoeing -

Queensland Orienteering Association

Queensland Rogaining Association -


Teacher Tube - (A great place to share content to help in the development of teaching strategies and approaches to Outdoor Education).
Slideshare Outdoor Education Group - (A forum that allows presenters an opportunity to upload their powerpoint presentations and share these resources with the wider community).
James Neil’s Wilderdom Website -
Education QLD -
QLD Studies Authority –

Outdoor Related Teaching Associations

Joint Council of Queensland Teachers Association -
Marine Education Society of Australaisia -
Australian Association for Environmental Education -


Project Nature Ed -
Adventurepro -
Outward Bound -

Qld Tertiary Courses

Griffith University Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management -

Other Tertiary Courses
Australian Catholic University Faculty of Health Sciences (St Patrick's Campus)

Courses: Bachelor of Exercise Science in Human Movement (Outdoor Recreation - Education elective stream)

La Trobe University School of Outdoor Education and Environment (Bendigo Campus)


Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education

Bachelor of Outdoor Education

Bachelor of Physical and Outdoor education

Graduate Certficate in Outdoor and Environmental Education

Graduate Diploma in Outdoor and Environmental Education

Master of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Monash University Faculty of Education (Peninsula Campus)


Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Outdoor Education)

Master of Education

University of Ballarat School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences (Mt Helen Campus)


University of Melbourne Faculty of Education (Parkville Campus)


Bachelor of Education (Primary)

International Students Outdoors Program

Victoria University Faculty of Human Development, School of Education (Melton and Footscray Campuses)


Bachelor of Education P-12 (Outdoor Education)

Graduate Program in Experiential Learning Bachelor of Arts (Recreation Leadership)

University of Tasmania

Bachelor of Education

University of South Australia

Batchelor of Applied Science (Human Movement and Health Science)

Elective subject - An Introduction to Outdoor Leadership

National Curriculum Bid

The following section provides an outline on the history of the bid to include Outdoor Education in the National Curriculum. These documents article moves backwards through time with the most recent developments explained at the start.

Responses called to the release of the Draft H&PE National Curriculum. Please respond here


Outdoor Education Australia encourgaes all individual and state member associations to respond to the shaping paper of the H&PE curriculum. Please see a summary of the Outdoor Education Australia response to this shaping paper.

Comments on the Draft Shape Paper for Health and Physical Education March 2012



Outdoor Education Australia has endorsed a bid to have Outdoor Education included in the third phase of subjects in the National Curriculum. Please see the
attached document that outlines this bid.

Outdoor Educators' Association of Queensland

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