Bachelor of Outdoor Education

Charles Sturt University

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for an exciting and enriching career as a teacher, activity specialist, adventure guide or expedition leader in diverse educational contexts. Students will undertake professional studies in education, geography, outdoor recreation, ecotourism, outdoor education, environmental education, environmental science, communication and leadership

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; where students do not meet the government requirements for English and Mathematics, CSU offers approved pathways and concurrent study


students must complete 32 subjects (31 core subjects plus one restricted elective), plus Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation from an external provider. The Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation is represented on the students transcript as a 16-point credit package REC01C Outdoor Recreation Credit. Including this credit package, the Bachelor of Outdoor Education has a total point value of 264 points. All subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-outdoor; Geography; Teaching-secondary

Study Pathways:

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants. Students who have completed the TAFE Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation are awarded transfer credit represented as REC01C Outdoor Recreation Credit (16 points) upon application.


This course is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) until 31 December 2019 for national accreditation recognised by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00005F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Albury-Wodonga 65 No Full time 4 years

At Charles Sturt University (CSU), our ethos is ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’, a Wiradjuri phrase meaning ‘the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in’. Our students, academics, alumni and research help make the world a better place at local, regional, national and international levels. 

CSU has campuses in some of the country’s best regional centres, combining urban convenience with access to incredible wilderness and a lower cost of living. We also deliver more than 250 courses online, so you can study anywhere, any time.

At the heart of what we do is preparing you to start or progress your career with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed – whether you’re taking your first step after school, coming to uni for the first time after some time working or returning to enhance your qualifications or undertake research. 

When you study with CSU, you work with the best in the business. Our academics bring extensive professional experience to their teaching, and our courses are designed in consultation with industry so that you get the most contemporary thinking and develop the skills your industry needs. With world-class facilities and extensive workplace learning opportunities, you’ll get real-world experience so you’re job-ready when you graduate. 

It all adds up to CSU being Australia's number one university for graduate employment. With 85 per cent of CSU graduates finding full-time work within four months of finishing their degrees, you can be confident you’ll be able to make a difference in your industry and community from day one.

 CSU puts you in control of your learning. Many courses offer full-time or part-time options, and the choice to study on-campus, online or a combination of the two. You can also vary your study load to fit your degree around your life, whatever turns it may take. 

At CSU, you’re part of a tight-knit community where your lecturers know your name and you’re supported every step of the way. We welcome students from across the country and the globe, so however you’re studying, you’ll collaborate and connect with people from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds.

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