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Outdoor Recreation

Get paid to do what you love with a career in Outdoor recreation. Inspire others to engage with nature and learn to lead outdoor education programs.

Turn your passion for the outdoors into a career

Take your love of the outdoors to the next level with a recognised qualification. You'll learn specialised skills in outdoor recreation, alongside first aid, communication, and instruction techniques.


Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation (SIS31015)

The Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation prepares you to work in an aquatic or recreation facility.

Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership (SIS40621)

Develop your talents in outdoor education and strive toward a career as a highly skilled outdoor recreation leader

Why study with GOTAFE?

A world of opportunities

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. Your training will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and you'll benefit from practical placements at athlete training camps, excursions, and our on-site gym. You'll graduate with both a recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

The fitness industry is growing fast, as Australians become more health-conscious and interested in their personal fitness. Over 8.4 million adults and 3 million children in Australia participate in sports every year—meaning there's no shortage of areas where you can make an impact as a fitness professional.

Training that sets you up for success

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in sport and recreation and the practices and processes you'll use day-to-day in the workplace.

Study with us, and start your career off on the right foot.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Sport & Recreation with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.