The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

The Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation is a unique 3 year undergraduate degree designed to meet the growing demand in Western Australia for qualified individuals to work in the recreation, education and adventure tourism sectors. The program will develop key outdoor skills to empower students to build the relationship between humans and the natural environment to promote sustainability. With a blend of theoretical and practical competence built upon professional standards in outdoor leadership the program is delivered in an array of natural environments. Pursuits include sailing, white water kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, bushwalking and mountain biking. Students will develop the ability to design, plan and implement safe outdoor programs. Additional areas of study included: Science, Sports Science, Health Promotion, Business and Counselling.


  • 3 core curriculum courses
  • 15 required courses
  • 6 elective courses
  • 3 industry practicum placements totalling 350 hours


  • Outdoor recreation

Standard entry requirements

  • Refer to Notre Dame general admission criteria
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This degree provides students with experiences in kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, bushwalking and other outdoor activities as determined by accreditation in the National Outdoor Leadership Registration Scheme (NOLRS).

Study pathways

Applicants may consider a Notre Dame Australia enabling program as an entry pathway.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: The admission requirements at Notre Dame are based on a selection rank which includes your academic results, unique experiences, interests and contributions to the society.
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Fremantle.

Australian Citizens may be eligible to defer costs on a HECS-HELP loan scheme.

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