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Australian Camps Association - People Outdoors: Disability Support Worker - Recreation (VIC)

ACA_INDIGENOUS_V_PEOPLE_AFA.pngPeople Outdoors have an outstanding opportunity for motivated Disability Support Workers to combine their passion for working with people with a disability with their love for the outdoors and adventure activities.

To view the Position Description, please click here.

To apply please email a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a current and complete resume to peopleoutdoors@auscamps.asn.au.
An Australian Citizenship or a current Australian Working Visa is required.

For further information please contact the People Outdoors Office on (03) 9863 6824 or via email.



People Outdoors (Ballarat, VIC)
Disability Support Worker - Recreation

Australian Camps Association - People Outdoors: Disability Support Worker - Recreation (VIC)



The role is casual and will require your attendance and participation on a camp from start to finish. This role will involve shifts from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, shifts on public holidays and during school holidays from Monday to Friday. Some minibus transports. Predominantly Ballarat and surrounds start and finish.


Program delivery:

  • To ensure the delivery of programs that are flexible and ensure outcomes are positive and of high quality
  • Provide high quality, professional and individualised support to participants.
  • Respect and develop professional relationships with participants, using appropriate terminology and creating a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Provide physical assistance as required to participants including all aspects of manual handling, lifting, bending, stretching and physical transfers of participants.
  • Provide assistance with toileting, showering, meal assistance, medication, grooming, dressing and other tasks as required.
  • Assist participants in participating in activities on camp by encouraging and facilitating involvement where possible and practical.
  • Report any observations that may affect participant activities and the running of the programs.
  • Write incident reports and report all incidents in accordance with policies to the Lead Disability Support Worker.
  • Work together with Co-Disability Support Workers and Volunteers.

Governance tasks

  • Complete documentation of attendance and outcomes for participants.
  • Promote and support People Outdoors programs.
  • Complete any other tasks as directed by People Outdoors.

An Australian Citizenship or a current Australian Working Visa is required.

View Position Description here.

For more information please contact Simon Milligan at simon@auscamps.asn.au



Don Bosco Camp and Centre
Camp Assistant – Manager (Full-Time Role)

Assistant Camp Managerv2..pngCamp life is very fulfilling and enjoyable, our aim is to provide a happy, fun, and safe stay at our site. We work hard to provide a high level of service to various community groups who want an authentic cabin style camp experience. Our groups range from our leaders lead school’s programs, to fully catered camps for special interest groups including our own holiday programs and hosting self-catered camps for various communities in and around Melbourne.

The Camp Assistant Manager will report to the Camp Manager, and the successful candidate is expected to assist the Camp Manager in organising the day to day running of the campsite and its programs. It is essential that this position be filled by someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an enthusiastic individual with experience in hospitality, planning and managing outdoor education activities for our groups; and who is be able to train, instruct, assist, and supervise the camp leaders/workers both paid and volunteer staff to perform their duties.

The Camp Assistant Manager must be flexible with time and a varied roster depending on the needs of the site and its programs. The position also requires on-call duties to be fulfilled between the full-time staff members. Accommodation will be provided for times that on-call duties need to be fulfilled. There will also be a total of six weeks leave a year. For more details, please click the role description below and/or contact Paul the Camp Manager.

If you are an energetic hard-working person who can fulfil the above requirements, please apply by sending us your resume and a short cover letter to paul@donboscocamp.org.au or call 0491 065 590 for further information.

View full job ad here.

Applications close on Sunday January 24th, 2021.

0491 065 590



UC Camping - Norval Lodge (Grampians, VIC)
Full Time Site Manager (12 Month Contract with potential for Ongoing)


About the role

Uniting Church Camping (UC Camping) operates several group accommodation venues (campsites) throughout Victoria, including two sites, Norval and Halls Gap (Gariwerd NP). UC Camping is seeking a highly motivated person to fill the position of Campsite Manager at these sites. The sites provide group accommodation and hospitality for up to 290 guests. This position will provide a unique opportunity for the right candidate grow and develop this beautiful site, with enormous potential.

This is a full time position, that is initially being offered as a 12 month contract, with the potential for an ongoing position for the right candidate. An attractive remuneration package is being offered, which includes accommodation in a comfortable 4 bedroom home. The Campsite Manager is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the site, incorporating managerial and operational tasks. This includes administration, coordinating cleaning and building maintenance, providing excellent customer service to campers and external stakeholders, managing compliance and accreditation requirements, and managing the team of campsite staff. ‘On call’ work is also part of the role.

About you

To secure this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in community development, outdoor education, education, business administration/project management and/or relevant experience.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role with proven experience supervising others.

Site inspection is strongly encouraged, strictly by appointment. For further information, please call Daniel Murray, UC Camping Director, 0402 105 229.

Applications close: 24 January 2021

To learm more and to apply, click here.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.



Kinglake Forest Adventures Camp (VIC)
Outdoor Facilitators

Kinglake_Forest_Adventures_logo.pngCasual / Freelance positions

  • Do you really want to inspire and develop young people and organisations?
  • Do you want to develop yourself?
  • Do you want to be part of a positive and inspiring team that thinks likewise and is genuinely connected?

Perhaps now, more than ever this rings true to you.

KFA has a reputation for innovative programs that you will not find eleswhere. Our team is experienced, diverse and motivated and our camp is full of energy and achievements the team is proud of. During the lockdown era we have been very successful in maintaining a strong culture within our team. Over winter, crew has created a number of new research informed program elements and now that spring is here two project teams are hitting the field to create brand new journey experiences. We will be trialling the first in late October at a well-known destination and the second is in a totally new location, breaking new territory.

As a group facilitator at KFA you will be involved in delivering our industry leading camp programs with wellbeing and life skills development being very prominent. Delivered in an outdoor forest setting at our residential camp, light expedition programs and soon to be extended expeditions.

The team generally consists of one third Cert IV Outdoor Reccers, one third recent teacher grads with OEd or SportRec and one third just great natural group facilitators. The common thread is an unshakeable focus on outcomes, a desire to continually learn and an intention to make all others in the whole team the best they can be.

KFA operates from 800 hectares of parks and forests just 60 minutes North of Melbourne CBD. Onsite shared accommodation and all meals are included for crew. If you fit the profile and would like to be a part of the family please enquire.

Camp Facilitation Duties may involve:

  • Facilitating initiative activities
  • Delivering challenge ropes experiences
  • Group facilitation throughout a themed camp
  • Leading overnight and multi day hiking trips
  • Coaching individuals and groups through experiential learning processes
    Note: At KFA you stay with the same group throughout the duration of the camp experience.

Selection Criteria:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Challenge Ropes Conductor certificate preferred but not essential
  • CPR, Anaphylaxis management and Level II First Aid or willingness to obtain
  • A commitment to truly understanding our programs including positive psychology and personal development components
  • A passion for achieving individual and group development
  • Current working with children card.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • A Cert IV in Outdoor Rec or equivalent.
  • Wilderness 1st Aid or Remote Area 1st Aid
  • Hard skills in Bush walking
  • Challenge Ropes Conduct or Supervise
  • Outdoor Ed or Sport and Rec teaching qualifications.

KFA is committed to creating a safe environment for children and young people. All applicants must comply to our child protection policy and drug and alcohol policy and will undergo a screening process prior to employment. If hired, you must provide a copy of a current working with children card and any noted qualification certificates.

Please visit our websites www.kfacamp.com.aujourneyorgdev.com.au and tourism experiences at www.kinglakeforestadventures.com.au for an insight into our camp.

Applications including two experience related references via email to Maddy Bennett at office@kfacamp.com.au

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.



Bindaree Outdoor Education
Casual Outdoor Educators

bindareelogo.pngBe inspired, challenge yourself and educate for the future.

Bindaree Outdoor Education operates throughout Victoria within the State and National Parks utilising the beautiful country that we have on offer. Our journey, base and hardtop programs deliver hands on learning experiences to a variety of age and ability levels.

We are currently looking for passionate people to join our expanding program field team.

Whether you are new to the outdoor industry looking for a place to start or you are an experienced outdoor professional looking for a new challenge. Bindaree Outdoor Education has a variety of roles offering from single day and multi day work options.

We have a large range of programs that offer groups opportunities to partake in activities such as bushwalking, mountain biking, canoeing, white water rafting, rock climbing and more.

View the full job ad here.

For all questions relating to this role please contact the Program Staffing Manager:

Louis Callas - louis.callas@bindaree.com or 9720 9896



Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures (SA)
Outdoor Education Facilitators

wildernessescapelogo.pngPosition Objectives

To provide a positive and safe learning environment for people who attend a Wilderness Escape outdoor education program and/ or camps.

To support and uphold outdoor educational learning principles and promote a positive outdoor educational experience which will encourage the desire to participate in future outdoor experiences.

To supply and facilitate an environment in which people will learn skills in a broad range of outdoor educational activities as well as philosophies that will promote a desire to continue to participate and extend their outdoor skills and experiences in the future.


  • Current Remote Area or Wilderness First Aid
  • Australian or New Zealand residency or a current working visa with clear travel plans.
  • Child Safe Environments, Responding to Abuse and Neglect;
  • DSCI clearance (working with children clearance) South Australia
  • MR (bus) License (preferable); will need to obtain Driver Accreditation on commencement.
  • Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion.
  • Food Handling and Hygiene.
2 or more activity specific qualifications preferred with a willingness to extend

All Australian National Training Package qualifications will be accepted.  International qualifications will be considered.

  • Bushwalking; easy untracked to remote
  • Flatwater Kayak/Canoe Guide or Instructor – Australian Canoeing
  • Small Dinghy Sailing Instructor - Yachting Australia
  • Surf Coach Level 1 - Surfing Australia
  • High Ropes Facilitator, (internal practical training also provided).
  • Natural Surface Climbing - Top Rope Guide /Instructor
  • Instruct Snorkeling skills, PADI or SSI.

Preferences will be given to people who have experience with diverse age groups and styles of programs from base/ residential to journey based expeditions. 

Our pay and conditions come under a Fair Work registered Enterprise Agreement.   Full time instructing positions may be available. 

Wilderness Escape has been providing schools and other groups with quality outdoor programs for 28 years and is the largest provider of school camps, excursions and outdoor pursuits in South Australia and one of the largest on a national scale.  We provide outdoor experiences to schools from a junior primary level up to senior secondary. 

Our aim is to improve the relationship that people have with the outdoors and enjoy a range of recreational and educational experiences. We utilise outdoor settings as a means of escape from social stresses; to gain better understanding of ourselves; improve our relationships with others and find enjoyment associating within groups away from our structured surroundings.

South Australia is a great place to run outdoor programs as we can offer diverse activities and environments all year round.  The added variety of conducting day programs, base camps and journey expeditions helps to give balance. 

We are seeking passionate and enthusiastic instructors; people who have multiple qualifications.  We take care to give variety of programs to reduce burnout.   Work all year round is a refreshing reward when people come to South Australia.

Training and upskilling is advantageous and something we encourage and provide.  We have an extensive training calendar as we believe multi skilling continues to be a win/win.

Resumes and letters of interest can be directed to:



Bindaree Outdoor Education - Coastlife (NSW)
Casual Outdoor Staff

coastlife.jpgBe inspired, challenge yourself and educate for the future.

Coastlife is owned by Bindaree Outdoor Education Services which is a private company based in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs with a proud 30-year history specializing and delivering quality outdoor education programing to school and corporate groups throughout Victoria.

Coastlife has been providing exciting outdoor  education experiences to students from across NSW, the ACT and Victoria for almost 26 years and was recently purchased by Bindaree.
We work collaboratively with schools to design, plan and deliver exceptional outdoor education programs on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales. Every program is tailor made to the client group with an educational, professional and fun focus. Coastlife provides an all-inclusive service by combining transport, quality catering, comfortable accommodation and creative outdoor education activities into one complete camp package.

Coastlife works mainly with secondary schools to deliver sequential, progressive and educational outdoor camp programs. We strive to set the highest standards in areas of safety and professionalism as well as program and curriculum development and are seeking experienced Outdoor Educators and / or Coastal Activity leaders to join our team from 2020 and into the future.


For all questions relating to this role please contact the Program Staffing Manager:
Shannon Grass at Shannon.grass@coastlife.com.au

Thank you for your time and interest in this position.

We look forward to your application.
Workload:   Casual



Tandara Lutheran Camp (VIC)
Management Team or Manager for Tandara Camp

TandaraLogo.jpgTandara Lutheran Camp is located at Halls Gap in the beautiful Grampians National Park, three hours west of Melbourne CBD. Halls Gap is a thriving tourist hub, with a range of resturants, facilities and access to schools.

Tandara recently celebrated it's 50th anniversary and soon it will be time for the next custodians to write the next chapter, from October 2021.

If you have a heart for service, customer service experirence and are practical and good natured, this could be an unusual and most rewarding opportunity. We also run an intern program.

The manager role is a Lay Worker Level 3.2 initially and a fully maintained house is provided. The role may suit a Lutheran couple or individual, either with or without children at home.

You may not have run a camp before but you will have some business experience, and a heart for service, ideally with some hospitality experience. You will be practical, organinsed and can balance camp operations with flexibility for guests needs.

This is an exciting time to consider a different and fulfilling, yet challenging, way to serve. As we want to ensure the future manager's success, we have practical ways to help you to determine wether this opportunity may be right for you.

Please contact District Administrator, Stephen Mildred for a confidential chat on 0411 865 275.

Applications Close 9th February 2021.



The Outdoor Education Group (NSW and VIC)
Outdoor Educator in NSW and VIC


Working in some of the most stunning locations in Australia, empowering young people in the outdoors ... imagine yourself working here.

The Outdoor Education Group is a for-purpose organisation, seeking to make learning outdoors accessible to all young Australians.

Founded in 1984, our not for profit position enables us to provide outdoor education to schools and community groups across the country, while investing in improving the opportunities offered to more young Australians.

The Outdoor Education Group works with schools across the country to bring education outdoors and supports students to become real world ready. We support more than 48,000 students each year in locations across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australian, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania.

As a Journeys Outdoor Educator, you will encourage, excite and lead students in some of the most stunning and impactful locations around the country. As a Camps Outdoor Educator, you’ll do the same within a site that you’ll know the like the back of your hand.

Whether you are starting your career or looking for a new challenge, our Learning and Development team take your professional development pathway in hand and design your initial entry, and then you take your career trajectory and work with us on your next steps.

Please apply or enquire via our website: https://careers.oeg.edu.au/careers

We are currently accepting applications and will begin reviewing them no later than the 27th November, 2020. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Commencement is January 2021.

The Outdoor Education Group strongly welcomes applications from our diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. All employment decisions are based on merit and we pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Where: Moss Vale, NSW, and Eildon, Victoria, Australia

Workload: Part Time    

Closing Date: N/A

Contact: Eyrnn Cossart-Walsh - Recruitment Coordinator The Outdoor Education Group

Phone: 1800 888 900

Email: careers@oeg.edu.au

Website: https://careers.oeg.edu.au/careers



Halls Outdoor Education (VIC)
Casual / Freelance Staff

halls_logo.pngHalls Outdoor Ed operates throughout Victoria providing quality outdoor education programs for its clients.  We also operate 3 hardtop venues. 

We are constantly recruiting casual staff to fill a number of positions throughout the year.

Halls OE has in place an Enterprise Agreement which governs its pay rates to casul staff.

We would like for freelance and casual staff to send their resume and logbook as their expression of interest to work for Halls OE.

Where: Gembrook, Victoria, Australia

Workload: Casual    

Closing Date: N/A

Contact... Rob Cooling
Halls Outdoor Education
Lot 3 Beenak Rd
Gembrook Victoria Australia 3820

Phone: 03 5968 1739

Email: robc@hallsoutdoored.com.au

Website: http://www.hallsoutdoored.com.au



YMCA Lake Dewar Lodge (VIC)
Program Coordinator

ymca2.jpgAt the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 8,000 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure, and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services, and social enterprises.

About Lake Dewar Lodge

Lake Dewar Lodge YMCA is located on 250 acres of bushland near Myrniong approximately 13km west of Bacchus Marsh. The Lodge features a mix of accommodation options sleeping up to 150 people.  Our core business is the provision of camping and outdoor programs to a range of user groups.

Key Elements of the Role 

As the Program Coordinator, you will undertake duties required to ensure all camp programs and associated functions are carried out effectively and efficiently. This hands on role will see the successful applicant working daily with our groups. This position is a leadership role. You will have the responsibility for supervising, directing and training program staff, volunteers and fieldwork placement students as well as working directly in the program. on is available in both a part-time and casual capacity.

Where: Myrniong, Victoria, Australia

Workload: Full Time    

Closing Date: Monday, February 15, 2021

Greg Mason
Lake Dewar Lodge YMCA
339 Garrards Lane
Myrniong Victoria Australia 3341

Phone: 03 5368 7459

Email: greg.mason@ymca.org.au

Find out more here.



Queensland Camping and Conference Centres (QLD)
Casual Outdoor Education Instructors

We are seeking motivated and passionate team members who have a love for the great outdoors and excellent service delivery to join our dynamic, fun, committed and skilled team.

Canoeing. Copyright QCCC 2020. All rights reserved.

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic person to be involved in a Christian workplace providing outdoor education and recreation programs to school and community groups. The casual positions involve supervising and facilitating participants, from grade 3 to grade 12. Activities such as team building, canoeing, archery, raft building, climbing, abseiling, high ropes and bushwalking are just a few of our activities offered at the Mapleton campus. To add to this diverse role, instructors with QCCC also have opportunities to lead survival and bushwalking, sea-kayaking, climbing/abseiling or Mountain biking journey-based experiences for school groups operated out of Noosa.

Applicants need to be honest and self-motivated team players, willing to work weekends, evenings, and public holidays.  Experience in facilitation, teaching, outdoor education or recreation is essential.

Applicants must have the following qualifications or equivalent experience:
  • Minimum qualifications, or equivalent experience, of Certificate III or IV in Outdoor Recreation (covering high ropes, expedition leader, flat-water canoeing and vertical rescue)
  • Current First Aid and CPR.
  • Current Drivers licence
  • Ability to obtain Commission for Children & Young People - Suitability ‘Blue Card'
  • Climbing & abseiling, Bronze medallion/lifeguard, Remote/Wilderness 1st aid (all highly desirable)
  • Bushwalking/Sea Kayaking/Mt Biking Instructor (desirable)

Generous remuneration is provided at above award wage.

In the first instance, interested persons should send resumes to:

Commencement Date - Mid January 2021

Where: Mapleton, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Workload: Casual    

Closing Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Contact: Neil Robinson - Queensland Camping and Conference Centres, 70 Obi Obi Rd Mapleton Queensland Australia 4560

Phone: 07 5456 3600

Mobile: 0438 751 632

Email: neil.robinson@mapleton.qccc.org.au

Website: http://www.qccc.org.au



Valley Homestead (VIC)
Activity Leader

valleyhomesteadlogo2020.pngValley Homestead School Camp has current freelance positions available for Term 1 and 2, 2021.


  • Current WWC Check
  • First Aid
  • Experience or qualifications in High Ropes

Activities & Outdoor Education Term dates:

Feb: 2nd - 5th 9th - 12th 22nd - 26th

March: 1st - 3rd 9th - 12th 29th - April 1st

April: 19th - 23rd

May: 2nd - 7th 17th - 21st 24th - 26th

June 7th - 10th 15th - 18th 22nd - 25th

Please forward all resumes to stay@valleyhomestead.com.au, or call Tom on 0402 337 343 for further information. Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted.

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