Course Description

Prepare for a career working in nature, with a Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Environmental Science from VU.

Our outdoor education and environmental science degree opens up a range of possibilities for work in the great outdoors:

  • outdoor or environmental educator
  • park ranger
  • ecotourism or adventure-tourism worker
  • natural-science work (field or lab-based positions)
  • land and resource management roles (Parks, DELWP, CMA’s)
  • environmental/adventure activity programs.

Throughout your degree there are numerous field-based components designed to grow your understanding of outdoor environments. You'll explore ways to move through the natural environment, ways to understand and experience it, and ways to help others enjoy and appreciate it.

You'll acquire a solid, science-based foundation, along with skills and understanding in:

  • adventure activities
  • community building
  • conservation, ecology and sustainability
  • group and resource management
  • leadership
  • indigenous knowledge
  • risk and safety.



Duration

3 years full time,

Starting dates

April

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Tourism, Hospitality, Personal Services, Sport & Recreation undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 62.5% (national average 69.8%)
Improved skills: 83.3% (national average 82.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 75.0% (national average 79.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Victoria University (VU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Tourism, Hospitality, Personal Services, Sport & Recreation undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 56.5% (national average 63.8%)
Studying full time: 32.6% (national average 28.0%)
Median full time salary: $49,900 (national average $50,600)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Victoria University (VU) Code: SBOE

Entry Requirements

The minimum criteria for admission varies depending on your education background. If you’re not sure which criteria applies to you, use the help tool on this page or make an enquiry and we can assist.



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