Completing an outdoor education course can really take you places, in fact, it allows you to work anywhere in the world your qualification is recognised. When you launch a career that combines adventure and tourism, you can expect to work in some of the most exciting holiday destinations in the world.

Once you’ve completed the Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership, you can embark on a range of career paths with excitement and confidence.


No matter what kind of outdoor activity you excel in, a Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership allows you to develop your skills to guide or instruct people in your chosen outdoor pursuit. When you decide to study for your qualification, you’ll get to select elective units in your chosen field of climbing and abseiling, and tour guiding.

Potential Career Paths

Your qualification can set you up to become a guide in your chosen activity. You’ll learn how to manage and teach a diverse group of people and see them safely enjoy the activity the way you do. You’ll expand people’s horizons and teach them new skills they can use for the rest of their lives while addressing their individual needs. You’ll learn to develop and coordinate programs and manage risk by being aware of environmental factors. You’ll also learn search and rescue as well as first aid.

As a tour guide you’ll experience the rich culture of other regions and countries and delight in showing others how to experience it for themselves. At the same time, you’ll develop your own skills and physically and mentally challenge yourself daily. There’s never a dull moment once you complete an outdoor leadership course and launch your new career.

Travel the World

If travelling the world is part of your life plan, you can now do it as a qualified guide and get paid to have fun and see the best sights our planet has to offer. You can choose to be your own boss and set up a business in Australia or overseas, or use your outdoor training to gain a position with an organisation.

Outdoor Education Australia

At The Eagle Academy, we aim to provide the very best courses in English, Business, Outdoor Recreation, Sport and Recreation, and Fitness for Australian and international students who want to pursue a career in the hospitality, tourism, sporting and personal training, and other business areas. We’ve become well known for our friendly advice and service, and for providing all the assistance you need to study in Australia.

For more information about our range of courses, or to enrol online, fill out the form on our contact page. You can also request a free course information pack.

Our Outdoor Leadership course is available at our Brisbane and Gold Coast campuses so phone or email the one that best suits you for more information and to enrol.