Working outdoors has been found to counteract a lot of the physical and mental issues that are plaguing workers in Australia today. By simply taking their staff outside, businesses are seeing an increase in productivity and employee enjoyment.

In this article, we’re discussing the ongoing benefits of working outdoors and giving you fantastic study options that will get you outside every day!

 

What Is Outdoor Recreation?

At The Eagle Academy, we offer fun and exciting outdoor recreation courses in Australia for international and domestic students! In these courses, you’ll learn how to work as an Outdoor Recreation Guide where you will spend your days enjoying activities such as:

  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Boating
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Bush walking
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Hiking

We offer specialised SCUBA, surfing and climbing courses through our partnership with Devocean Dive, Broadbeach Surf School, and Pinnacle Sports so our students receive the highest quality training in beautiful, natural surroundings!

If that sounds interesting to you, find out more about the duration, costs, and requirements of these courses here.

 

Outdoor Careers for Students in Australia

Australia is an outdoor lover’s paradise and an excellent location to learn how to be an Outdoor Recreation Guide. Outdoor Recreation Guides may build careers with camps, adventure parks, activity operators, education providers, resorts or open their own business. In addition, Australia is a good place to study for international students because our visas are flexible and the quality of life here is very high! Once you’ve finished your studies, you can either work outdoors in Australia or take your new skills anywhere else in the world.

 

Benefits for the Mind and Body

There are many proven health benefits of spending a lot of your time outdoors, especially in an environment as beautiful as Australia.

 

Improve Your Short-Term Memory

Certain studies have found that walking in the woods has a positive impact on the mind’s short-term memory in comparison to walking in urban environments. This can be attributed to the calm and focus that comes with spending time in nature.

 

Live with Less Stress

Spending time in the outdoors has been found to lower cortisol levels – the hormone used as an indicator of stress. Even having a natural view from a window has been found to improve the job satisfaction levels of office workers. Stress is one of the biggest problems in modern society, so reducing stress is never a bad thing.

 

Improve Mental and Physical Health

Spending some time outdoors can help to ease anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. When that’s combined with exercise (such as all of the activities listed above), mental health can drastically improve!

 

Enroll with The Eagle Academy Today!

The Eagle Academy will make your enrolling processes simple. For more information on our Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, feel free to get in contact with our Carina or Southport campuses.