About

Located at the Bendigo campus, we provide more Outdoor and Environmental Education courses than any university world wide, and more outdoor professional courses than any university in Australia.

By studying with us, you'll be prepared to take on a rewarding career in areas like nature tourism, sustainability, natural resources and outdoor education.


Experience Outdoor and Environmental Education - Spring Programme

25th - 29th September 2017

Love the outdoors? Join us for the experience of a lifetime!

Experience what it's like to be an Outdoor and Environmental Education student at La Trobe University through our September School Holiday Programme. This 5-day programme is available to current Year 10, 11 or 12 students. Experience the outdoors and natural environments by choosing either climbing and bushwalking or paddling and bushwalking over several days and nights.

Meet current university students and other secondary students from regional Victoria. You can select from two camps: either canoeing on the Murray River or, bushwalking and climbing at Kooyoora State Park. The programme runs for 5 days in the September school holidays. The cost per student is $100 and includes food and most equipment. The trips will begin and end in Bendigo at La Trobe University campus.

For further information and to apply view the brochure [PDF 696KB] and complete an Expression of Interest form.


Study what you love

We give you the flexibility to specialise in areas that fit your interests and career goals. You'll get the chance to try out everything from rock-climbing, canoeing, cross-country skiing and white water rafting.

You can focus on areas like natural history, sustainability education and natural resources whilst learning about the environment and enhance your understanding of people, place and culture.

Meet some of our students and graduates and read about their outdoor experiences.

Practical experience in breathtaking landscapes

Our courses balance environmental knowledge with real-world practical experiences and give you the opportunity to learn in some of Australia's most unique landscapes – the Australian Alps, the Murray River, Port-Phillip Bay, the South-West Tasmanian wilderness, and the Whitsunday Islands.

See our students exploring these environments in a series of short films on Vimeo:

Want to find out more about common career pathways and study options? Contact us today.

Meet some of our students and graduates and read about their experience at La Trobe.

Meet some our undergraduate students and read about their experience at La Trobe.

My aim in life is to teach health and physical education.

Timothy Arnold,
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education


The lecturers and tutors are amazing.

Mr Jason Cavallaro,
Bachelor of Education


We’re out in schools observing the theory in practice.

Ms Aleesha Davis,
Bachelor of Education


At La Trobe, the teaching degrees have a strong emphasis on practical experience.

Theodora Papadakis,
Bachelor of Education (Primary)


I had the amazing opportunity to complete an overseas practicum in Malaysia.

Angie Varvaris,
Bachelor of Education (Primary)


One of the highlights from my four years was being able to participate in a global practicum.

Saliha Zeyneb Gurdag,
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)