World Challenge

Expedition Leaders from Australia & NZ

Lead Australian & New Zealand school teams on up to one month long, student led, life changing expeditions to 40+ stunning global destinations. Inspire young people to develop crucial life skills like leadership, teamwork, self-awareness and compassion through experiential learning. Share your passion for trekking, community engagement, awareness and culture with your team. World Challenge aspires to a world where local and global communities come together to take action for positive change, and this is something you could be involved with.

Our Expedition Leaders are a key factor in ensuring the success and safety of all our expeditions: we match your qualifications, skills and experience with individual teams' itineraries to deliver the best possible expedition for you and your team. The support we offer teams in country as well as our back up and safety system is unrivalled! Meet and bond with your team before departing on expedition. Request to remain in country after your team returns home to do your own exploring. 

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Minimum requirements:

  • Hard Skills / Technical Qualifications in trekking / bushwalking / tramping
  • Experience leading  4+ day bushwalks / treks (40+ days required)
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and mitigate risk in outdoor, urban and group settings.
  • Experience working or travelling in the developing world (minimum 4 weeks, personal travel)
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR certification / PHEC (Please note that this qualification is not required at the time of application, but must be obtained prior to leading an expedition)
  • Previous Experience working with youth / appropriate soft skills
  • Police / Criminal / Working with Children Screening
  • Enthusiasm for youth development and sense of fun!

Leading for us

  • Leaders are responsible for ensuring that students and teachers have the best possible experience.
  • Leaders are also responsible for delivering the World Challenge ethos of leadership, ecological and cultural respect and responsibility.
  • World Challenge Leaders are expected to lead from behind so that students have opportunities to make mistakes and to take charge of situations themselves.
  • Nonetheless, Leaders should expect to step in and assist with team dynamics, planning, budgeting, communication, etc. when necessary.
  • Leaders help look out for the psychological well-being of the team. For many students and teachers this is the first time they have attempted any kind of extended trek and it is often the first time they have left Australia or New Zealand and spent so long away from home.
  • Briefing and debriefing teams and individuals within your team is key to ensure they can transfer what they have learned on expedition to their lives at home and draw on their experiences in the future.

Mountain Campsite. Copyright World Challenge 2018. All rights reserved.

Apply now!

Where?: 40+ stunning global destinations

Workload:   Contract

Closing Date ( 24.12.2018


Marita Doak
World Challenge

Level 5, 163 Eastern Road
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3205

Phone: 1300 728 568