Outdoor education

Why study outdoor education?

The Outdoor and Environmental Education unit in Bendigo has an international reputation and is the largest dedicated provider of outdoor and environmental education in the world. Graduates with limited experience in outdoor or environmental education study our intensive graduate certificate program that allows you to choose subjects that you need. If you have demonstrated expertise in outdoor or environmental education, our Masters program allows you to develop expertise in a new area or add depth to a specialist area.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for careers in school-based outdoor education or in school-owned residential camps. You may also provide outdoor and environmental education services to schools or work in community environmental education or as a national park guide. Further study may lead to work in remote schools and emergency services or as an adventure guide or researcher.


Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

No courses available

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

No courses available

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Related study options

Your study experience

Outdoor education placements

Extensive fieldwork is integrated into our postgraduate coursework programs.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of our Faculty talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. View all staff from the School of Education.