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Outdoor Recreation Officer Courses

An Outdoor Recreation Officer coordinates the delivery of a range of outdoor activities. You might plan activities for community events or take groups of participants for scheduled sessions. Outdoor Recreation Officers might organise various activities or specialise in a particular field such as hiking, abseiling or horse riding. You’ll ensure your groups is participating safely and make sure equipment is properly maintained.

Outdoor Recreation Officers should enjoy physical activity and like working with people from a range of backgrounds. It’s important that you can communicate well and work as part of a team. Safety is important in this industry and you’ll need to be capable of demonstrating a range of techniques, depending on your chosen activity. You’ll need to be organised and be able to prioritise your daily tasks.

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Popular Outdoor Recreation Officer Courses

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Outdoor Recreation Officer earn?

In Australia, a full time Outdoor Recreation Officer generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 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 Officer?

Employment numbers in this industry have remained stable in recent years. There are currently 1,800 people working as an Outdoor Recreation Officer in Australia and this number has remained the same over the last five years. Outdoor Recreation Officers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become an Outdoor Recreation Officer?

If a career as an Outdoor Recreation Officer interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership. You’ll learn to organise group activities and interpret weather and environment conditions. You’ll also cover topics such as managing group safety, responding to an emergency and operating communications equipment. A Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation may also be appropriate.

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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.