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Outdoor Activity Instructor Courses

An Outdoor Activity Instructor provides guidance and instruction to a group of participants in an outdoor activity. You might be working with clients who have never done the activity before or you might provide advanced guidance to more experienced participants. Outdoor Activity Instructors demonstrate safe techniques and ensure equipment is properly set up and maintained.

Outdoor Activity Instructors should have a strong focus on safety and be able to communicate well with participants of all abilities. Interpersonal skills are important and you’ll need to be able to adapt to a range of circumstances. Outdoor Activity Instructors should be physically fit and passionate about the activity they are taking.

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Popular Outdoor Activity Instructor Courses

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Outdoor Activity Instructor earn?

In Australia, a full time Outdoor Activity Instructor generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Outdoor Activity Instructor?

This industry has seen strong employment growth in recent years. There are currently 6,800 people employed as an Outdoor Activity Instructor in Australia, compared to 1,400 five years ago. Outdoor Activity Instructors may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become an Outdoor Activity Instructor?

A Diploma of Outdoor Leadership is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as an Outdoor Activity Instructor. This course covers topics including activity planning, risk management, legal compliance, weather and environment interpretation and customer service. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within outdoor education. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.