Study outdoor recreation through Victoria University's specialised Study Abroad certificate program in Melbourne. VU is a leader in sports and active-living education in Australia, and the world.

This program lets you explore a variety of Australian environments while developing knowledge and skills in outdoor-adventure sports and activities.

Participate in an exciting range of educational experiences to explore the following concepts:

  • leadership

  • community

  • environmental sustainability

  • risk and safety

  • social context.


As part of this course, you may participate in activities (unit dependant) such as:

  • hiking
  • canoeing
  • white-water rafting
  • rock climbing
  • camping
  • mountain biking
  • backcountry ski touring.

Visit iconic Australian locations (unit dependant) such as:

  • Grampians National Park
  • Murray River
  • Central Goldfields
  • Snowy River
  • Bogong High Plains.

Entry requirements

To be part of the Study Abroad certificate program, students must have:

  • completed one year of tertiary study
  • fulfilled their home institution’s academic requirements for overseas study
  • a 2.5 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale
  • provided documentation supporting their English-language proficiency.

Key dates

  • Semester 1: February to June
  • Semester 2: July to November

Contact your International Programs Office for application closing dates.

Contact us

For more detail about the Certificate in Outdoor Recreation Management, contact the Victoria Abroad team:

Phone: +61 3 9919 1921 | +61 3 9919 1319

Download the Outdoor Recreation brochure