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Outdoor Recreation Leader Courses

An Outdoor Recreation Leader supervises outdoor activities organised for the community or for paying participants. You’ll coordinate a range of activities such as climbing, surfing or mountain biking. You’ll ensure activities are meeting safety standards and participants are being given proper instruction. Outdoor Recreation Leaders might promote or advertise their activities and organise staffing and equipment.

Outdoor Recreation Leaders should have excellent communication skills and be able to motivate their team. Strong interpersonal skills are important and you should be able to liaise with people from a range of backgrounds. Outdoor Recreation Leaders should be physically fit and passionate about outdoor activities. You’ll need to be organised and able to manage your time.

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There are 2 courses available for people who want to become an Outdoor Recreation Leader.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Outdoor Recreation Leader earn?

In Australia, a full time Outdoor Recreation Leader 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 Recreation Leader?

The number of people working in this industry has grown strongly in recent years. There are currently 6,800 people employed as an Outdoor Recreation Leader in Australia, compared to 1,400 five years ago. Outdoor Recreation Leaders may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become an Outdoor Recreation Leader?

If you’re planning a career as an Outdoor Recreation Leader, consider enrolling in a Diploma of Outdoor Leadership. You’ll develop skills in activity planning, risk management, legal compliance, weather and environment interpretation and customer service. A Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership may also be suitable.

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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.