Bachelor of Outdoor Education

Charles Sturt University

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for an exciting and enriching career as a teacher, activity specialist, adventure guide or expedition leader in diverse educational contexts. Students will undertake professional studies in education, geography, outdoor recreation, ecotourism, outdoor education, environmental education, environmental science, communication and leadership

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; where students do not meet the government requirements for English and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University offers approved pathways and concurrent studypar


students must complete 32 subjects (31 core subjects plus one restricted elective), plus Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation from an external provider. The Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation is represented on the students transcript as a 16-point credit package REC01C Outdoor Recreation Credit. Including this credit package, the Bachelor of Outdoor Education has a total point value of 264 points. All subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-outdoor; Geography; Teaching-secondary

Study Pathways:

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants. Students who have completed the TAFE Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation are awarded transfer credit represented as REC01C Outdoor Recreation Credit (16 points) upon application.


This course is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) until 31 December 2019 for national accreditation recognised by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Albury-Wodonga 64.5 No Full time 4 years

We believe everyone offers something unique. At Charles Sturt University, you become part of something bigger: you join a connected community from across the globe that is committed to changing things for the better.

We want to help you find your purpose so you can make a difference. Jump into the real world with our professional accredited courses that will give you the skills you’ll need.

Whether you’re taking your first step after school, coming to uni for the first time after some time working, returning to enhance your qualifications or undertake research, we’ll have the course to help you push the boundaries and make an impact. 

Our academics and teaching staff are well-connected with industry so when you graduate, you’ll already have a wide network of industry contacts who can help you kickstart your career. We also make hands-on learning a central part of your study, so you learn by doing. Your lecturers will know your name and you can learn however suits you best — on campus, online or a combination of the two. There’s support whenever you need it and scholarships to help make it happen. 

It all adds up to Charles Sturt University being Australia's number one university for graduate employment.* That’s right; more of our grads get jobs — and well-paying ones at that — faster than grads from any other Australian uni. Because with a Charles Sturt University degree under your belt, you’re ready to make a difference in your industry and community from day one.

So, together, let’s create a world worth living in.

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019


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