Affect change in your students by developing their leadership skills

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In an ever-evolving world, how can we arm young people with the skills required to thrive in a future quite unlike our own? Tomorrow's leaders will require transferable skills like collaboration, communication, empathy and determination in order to thrive and become inspiring and inspired citizens.

Our leadership incursions focus on nurturing and strengthening qualities allowing young people to navigate their lives and make decisions with confidence. Encourage your students to build strong relationships and problem-solve collaboratively. Empower them in understanding their strengths, so they remain calm under pressure and know when to ask for help. Allow them to develop their communication skills and discover the value in persevering. Inspire your students to be courageous leaders, willing to take on any challenge.

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Abseil in the scenic Glenworth Valley, canoe along the Yarra River, zipline through Lane Poole Reserve or cycle at Victoria Harbor. 


Because each young learner is unique, our programming allows for peaks, valleys, turbulence, excitement, periods of calm, and periods of activity. Students move through a sequence of outcome-based activities, prefaced with a briefing, and concluded with a debrief aimed toward self-reflection and recognition of one's own capabilities. This reflection is a vital part of experiential education.


Trust and empathy– abseiling and rock climbing require students to rely on each other for support as they help each other into their harnesses. They must encourage peers as they push themselves beyond their comfort zones and accept their own, personal challenges.

Communication and leadership– team activities such as tent set-up allow each individual to lead. Students must use a variety of communication techniques as well as listening skills to achieve their goal.

Decision making and fellowship– navigation activities call on students to master basic compass and map-reading skills. During a short bushwalking journey, they must work collaboratively and are encouraged to have confidence in their approach and decisions.



You might also be interested in some of our other themes. 

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Empower your students by sharpening their decision making and problem-solving skills. Build on trust, communication and social and personal responsibility.
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Encourage your students to face and accept personal challenges through trust, empathy and teamwork. Strengthen communication skills with our resilience excursions.
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Develop a sense of personal and social responsibility in your students. Encourage reflection and environmental awareness and discover nearby natural environments.
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The Outdoor Education Group has been delivering outdoor education to Australian students for more than 35 years. We work with schools across the country to bring education outdoors and support students to become real world ready. The Outdoor Education Group is bringing the excitement of the natural world closer to home so that your students spend less time travelling and more time exploring their potential.

Whether you are starting an outdoor education program or wanting to enhance your current program, our range of outdoor experiences will ensure your students receive the outcomes and impact your school needs.



The Outdoor Education Group know learning in the outdoors is a great way to enhance young people's personal development and promote physical and emotional wellbeing. Our programs are designed to meet the outcomes your school wishes to achieve and to help students achieve their full potential.

Our leadership incursions are a real opportunity to improve student learning by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to build on their sense of self and to understand not only their own strengths but the capacity of their peers. While discovering local environments, students can explore their potential and hone vital skills through powerful and authentic learning experiences.



The Outdoor Education Group help young people realise their personal best by using experiences in the outdoors as a vehicle for impact. Our team of more than 400 diversely talented and experienced people support and deliver outdoor education from more than 48,000 students each year across Australia.

Our Leaders are all COVIDsafe trained and are experts in facilitating powerful and enjoyable experiences that support your curriculum and teaching frameworks to provide social, physical and psychological outcomes. They are passionate about the outdoors and believe in delivering meaningful and memorable experiences for your students.

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COVIDSafe Practices

At The Outdoor Education Group we take pride in delivering quality, life changing Outdoor Education experiences to young Australians.

At the core of this mission is delivering these experiences in a safe and fully supported environment, with an eye to our risk management.

We have developed extensive COVIDSafe practices to ensure we are delivering a safe experience for you and your students.

These practices include:

  • Dedicated COVIDSafe training for our team
  • Hand sanitisation stations and kits as standard
  • Extensive cleaning of all equipment