Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Environmental Science

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

This program provides knowledge and skills through discipline specific studies in outdoor education, outdoor recreation, environmental science and general science. Designed by professionals and academics in these disciplines this course offers a highly attractive pathway to a diverse range of graduate outcomes. Students will complete studies in science based areas such as biology, flora and fauna, ecology, conservation and sustainability. As well as general knowledge areas such as indigenous understanding and knowledge and community building alongside outdoor education specific areas such as leadership, group and resource management, risk and safety, specific adventure activity skill development (bushwalking, canoeing, white water rafting, mountain biking, rockclimbing and alpine activities) and theoretical and philosophical foundations. Graduates will also have the opportunity to complete external industry based qualifications (e.g. Wilderness First Aid, Swift Water Rescue during the completion of their units).


  • 288 credit points consisting of: 96 credit points First Year Core units
  • 192 credit points Professional Core units


  • Outdoor education
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Environmental science
  • General science.

Standard entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.

Study pathways

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Study information

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