Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

You'll study in the bush, on rivers and in alpine environments with this practical three-year degree. You can major in either outdoor recreation or natural resources education, building confidence in the outdoors through fieldwork experience in both areas. The outdoor recreation major emphasises environmental and social responsibility. You'll study leadership and safety in outdoor environments, and gain 160 days of field trip experience. You could choose electives including bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and paddling, which will develop their knowledge of the Bendigo region, the Victorian Alps, the Grampians and the Murray River system. The natural resources education major promotes a deep understanding of ecology and the cultural and natural history of the alpine, woodland, coastal and river environments of south-eastern Australia. This major offers 50 days of field trip experience.


Students must complete 360 credit points. The outdoor recreation education major focuses on basic concepts in environmental studies, giving students a theoretical and practical understanding of outdoor education. In second year students of this major will experience bush, rock, river and alpine environments, and learn about safety and leadership in the outdoors.


  • Catchment Management
  • Community Work
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ecological Studies
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Education-Outdoor
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Land and Water Management
  • Land Resource Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Outdoor Leadership and Guiding
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Parks and Recreation Management
  • Recreation
  • Resource / Environmental Management

Standard entry requirements

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL
  • International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course
  • NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bendigo International: $91,200
  • ATAR: 50
No No information available

Further information

Students will need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If they have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, they are invited to discuss options with the course coordinator.

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