Mr Sean

Mr Sean Murray


College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce


Department of Outdoor and Env. Education

Ironbark Centre : 2.05, Bendigo


Bachelor of Arts (Outdoor Education), Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Master of Outdoor and Environmental Education.



Membership of professional associations

Australian Canoeing, Victorian Sea Kayak club.

Area of study

Environmental education
Outdoor education

Brief profile

 Sean has always worked in the outdoors; as Teacher and freelancer in Outdoor Education in secondary schools around Australia; as Director of the Mittigundi Outdoor Education Centre; and as a Ski Guide in New Zealand, Japan and Canada.  He is an accredited Sea Kayak, White Water Kayak and Cross Country Ski instructor with qualifications in Wilderness and Remote area First Aid, Swift Water Rescue and Avalanche Safety Management. 

With over 3000 days experience leading skiing, bushwalking, white water paddling, surfing, sea kayaking and canoeing groups, Sean has a wealth of experience and examples to draw on in his work as a Lecturer in Outdoor Education at La Trobe Bendigo. Sean's research interests follow his teaching areas of safety in outdoor environments, leadership judgement and outcomes of longer journey based outdoor programs.

In his own time, Sean travels extensively in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA and Canada skiing, paddling and sea kayaking to keep abreast of current practice and refresh his skills and passion for the outdoors.

Teaching units

 OED2OLB Safety in Outdoor Environments

OED2WAE Winter Alpine Environments

OED2RE River Environments

OED3TRM Teaching in River Environments (White Water)

OED3OPB Outdoor Practical Extensions (Wilsons Promontory)

OED3OPC Outdoor Practical Extensions (Franklin River)

OED3OPD Outdoor Practical Extensions (Whitsunday Islands)

OED3AGW Advanced River Guiding