Study at VU

Want a career in outdoor recreation?

VU’s Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership is a great place to start, says Matthew Healey, National Head of Educational Delivery with Outdoor Education Group (the largest single provider of outdoor education programs in Australia).

"The Outdoor Education Group employs many students and graduates from VU. The University’s competence and trustworthiness in delivering high quality, sector-leading programs is evident in how well their students and graduates perform in the workplace.

Nowhere else in the country can outdoor education students gain the valuable and unique blend of practical skills, academic understanding and on-field experience that VU’s Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership offers.

VU’s course is a breakthrough in the outdoor learning and recreation sector. It puts students ahead of their contemporaries from other universities and on a fast track to employment. By working closely with Outdoor Education Group to design a degree that provides students with a complete skill set, VU ensures graduates are employable as outdoor educators – before they even finish their degree."

Want to launch your own outdoor recreation career?

Discover our exciting new program in outdoor leadership - it's the only course in Australia to address the entire outdoor education sector and could lead to the career of your dreams:

  • Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership: In partnership with the Outdoor Education Group, this unique hands-on course includes extensive paid workplace learning experiences. With valuable practical skills and priceless industry networking opportunities during your degree, you'll have everything employers are looking for in an outdoor leadership graduate. 

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