Course Description

Launch an exciting career in the great outdoors, with Victoria University's Bachelor of Outdoor Leadership.

This unique degree is designed to meet the needs of the outdoor-education and recreation sectors, helping you create a rewarding lifelong career.

You'll learn to apply your on-campus study through a range of activities in our outdoor labs. This practical experience combined with your knowledge of the natural environment, group leadership and planning will open up diverse career possibilities in the following industries:

  • adventure tourism
  • adventure sports
  • environmental education
  • outdoor adventure
  • outdoor education
  • outdoor recreation
  • nature tourism.

We offer an exceptional opportunity to gain career experience through a paid internship with The Outdoor Education Group (external link). This internship has been designed to work in tandem with your study, so you can apply best-practice theory to real situations.

Throughout your degree, the main themes will be explored through adventure-based activities such as:

  • bushwalking
  • canoeing
  • cycling
  • white-water rafting
  • alpine activities
  • rock-climbing.

Join VU for one of the most adrenaline-packed degrees in Australia!

Tuition Fees

International Students: $38,100 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates


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

CRICOS Code: 099055M
Victoria University (VU) Code: SBOL

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.