Are you an outdoor enthusiast and looking to explore your career options in this field? You can get started by gaining a qualification on outdoor leadership which will open up pathways into exciting careers. Here are 5 outdoor roles to get you started:
Activity Guide or Instructor
This is perfect for those who love all sorts of outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, bushwalking and the like. As a recreation guide or activity instructor, you get to spend time enjoying your hobbies every day while sharing the love with others, enriching their lives and wellbeing.
Wanting an outdoor career that is more diverse or multi-faceted? Then the role of a park ranger might interest you. In addition to national parks, rangers may work in a range of other outdoor environments such as historic sites and trails, fields, or on the coast. You will take pride in protecting the environment and its natural resources, wildlife, and guiding visitors.
Environmental Education Teacher
Many schools nowadays incorporate outdoor and environmental education programs as part of the school curriculum, and often work with community farm campuses and other outdoor learning facilities to deliver day learning or residential adventure programs. You can help make a positive change in the lives of young students as an environmental teacher, helping them to build confidence and creativity while learning in an outdoor natural space.
Survival Skills Coach
The popularity of wilderness survival television series such as those featuring Bear Grylls have brought on an increasing interest in everyday people wanting to learn survival skills. Learning how to live off the land and handling different issues that can arise in the wilderness can certainly be the ‘make or break’ in emergency situations. By becoming an outdoor survival coach, you can help many urban dwellers equip themselves with vital life-skills in the wilderness, and also have fun at the same time!
If you have a desire to lead and a knack for organisation, then you may be suited to a role in recreation management. As a recreation manager, you will oversee, plan and manage recreational programs that benefit the community through private institutions or sports facilities, council parks, and community centres. This also involves financing, marketing, and supervising teams in the running of activities.
Get On Track with a Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership with The Eagle Academy
Ready to get started? Here at The Eagle Academy, we offer the national accredited SIS40619 Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership to get you on track. Government funding is also available for eligible Australian students*.
Our courses are delivered at both the Brisbane and Gold Coast campus to suit your needs, and our expert and professional trainers are always on hand to guide you through your study.
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*Eligibility criteria applies – QLD Government funding available for Australian students