Lawn Hill Gorge QueenslandOutdoor Adventure Careers in Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand offers exciting employment opportunities for outdoor recreation guides, instructors and educators.

There are opportunities in many sectors of the outdoor recreation industry including Adventure Travel, Outdoor Education, Education & Training, Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Equipment Sales, Adventure Racing Events and more.

Adventure Travel Guide positions range from Whale Watching to Bushwalking.

Outdoor Educators can work at Hard Top Campsites and on Multi-Day Wilderness Expeditions.

Outdoor Activity Instructors can find positions training outdoor activities from Mountaineering to Mountain Biking.

DiamantinaThere are many Outdoor Adventure Activities conducted across Australia and New Zealand including (but not limited to) - Ballooning, Canoeing, Canyoning, Caving, Climbing, Cycling / MTB, SCUBA Diving / Snorkelling,  Fishing, Hiking / Bushwalking, Horse Riding, Kayaking, Rafting, Rogaining, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Skydiving, Stand Up Paddling, Surfing and Snow Sports.

Management and administration jobs can be found in the larger outdoor adventure organisations and education providers --- Program Manager, Camp Manager, Outdoor Consultant, Outdoor Education Coordinator and Outdoor Education Teacher; many offer a mix of outdoor and office work. These organisations also employ people in other business related roles --- Business Manager, Operations Manager, Public Relations Officer, Risk Manager, Catering Staff and more!

Pathways to a Career in Outdoor Adventure

Short Courses
Many careers in outdoor adventure start with a passion for the outdoors and a specific outdoor activities pursuit.

Simpson DesertA passion for a particular outdoor activity and completion instructor training course(s) can lead to instructing or guiding work in the outdoors.

Traineeships and Internships
Traineeships and Internships provide industry based training.

You work with real clients and study a nationally recognised training course like a Certificate or Diploma in Outdoor Recreation / Adventure Tourism. 

Nationally Recognised Training Courses
Nationally Recognised Training Courses are conducted by TAFE's, Polytechnics, Registered Training Organisations & Private Training Establishments.

Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
Career Opportunities
WarrumbunglesAssistant Outdoor Guide
School Camp Outdoor Instructor
Activity Guide
Retail Sales (outdoor, camping)

Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation / The Certificate in Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (Level 4)
Career Opportunities
Outdoor Guide
Adventure Tourism Guide
Outdoor Instructor
Sport and Recreation Centres (such as rock climbing gyms, ziplines etc.)
Retail Sales (outdoor, camping)

Diploma of Outdoor Recreation / Diploma in Outdoor Instruction and Management / Diploma in Outdoor Education / Diploma in Outdoor Recreation Leadership
Career Opportunities
Lake Cobbler VictoriaOutdoor Educator
Program Manager
Camp Manager
Youth Work - Outdoor Specialist
Adventure Guide
Outdoor Consultant
Operations Manager
Corporate Outdoor Trainer

Universities offer many courses for the Outdoor Adventure Industry as well as many that are linked or closely aligned like; Natural Resources Education, Adventure Ecotourism, Outdoor Environmental Education, Nature Tourism, Natural Resources Education, Recreation Sport and Adventure in Outdoor Environments, Mountain Journeys, Outdoor Leadership in Sport and Outdoor Recreation, Sport and Recreation Management and Bachelor of Education - Outdoor Education to name a few.

Career opportunities
Burke and Wills Roadhouse QLDOutdoor and environmental education services to schools
Community environmental education
Interpreters and guides in national parks
Land and natural resources management
Environmental interpretation for government or corporate sector
Sustainability and ecology community education
Nature tourism operations
Adventure racing management
Outdoor sports training
Policy administrator (outdoor adventure or environmental education)

You will find training organisations offering a wide range of courses in AdventurePro's Outdoor Adventure Guide and within AdventurePro's Outdoor Recreation Courses...

AdventurePro's Guide - Education & Training --> Universities

AdventurePro's Guide - Education & Training --> TAFE/Polytechnic/RTO/PTE

AdventurePro's Australia & New Zealand Outdoor Recreation Courses

Job Availability

There is a large demand for qualified outdoor adventure workers in Australia & New Zealand.

Many overseas outdoor organisations also seek trained Australian & New Zealand outdoor educators, guides and instructors.

There are always vacancies advertised on AdventurePro's Australia & New Zealand Outdoor Adventure Jobs board including adventure jobs, outdoor education jobs, outdoor recreation jobs, adventure travel guide job listings and much more...

AdventurePro --- 17/09/2013