The Outdoor Council of Australia

The Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit association of outdoor industry professionals in Australia ... READ MORE


18th National Outdoor Education Conference


April 14-16, 2014.

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SIS10: Feedback & Comments Wanted

As part of the continuous improvement process, 7 new Outdoor Recreation units has been developed which may result in a v3 of the SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package. Service Skills have put the new Bushwalking, Top Rope Climbing & Horse Riding units up on their website for comment and
encourages all stakeholders to be a part of this process.

Australian Journal of Outdoor Education

Contributions are invited that address any aspect of the theme of “Relationships with others in Outdoor Education"
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The Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit association of outdoor industry professionals in Australia.  The OCA, in its role as an advocate, endeavours to represent organisations and individuals that use outdoor adventure activities for the purpose of:
  • Recreation
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Personal development
  • Corporate development

The role of the OCA is to represent to the community, industry and all levels of government; the views and needs of the outdoor sector. Further, the OCA advocates for policies, strategies and actions that support and encourage the outdoor recreation sector; promotes a philosophy and practice of sustainable interaction with the natural environment; encourages organisational development within the outdoor community that enhances the delivery of services; promotes best practices in standards and quality of leadership and training; and promotes the advancement of research on outdoor related issues and participation.

The OCA provides opportunity for industry recognition of the skill currency  through the National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (currently under review) and the promotion of minimum guidelines for planning and delivery through the Adventure Activity Standards.

The OCA is committed to bringing together the outdoor recreation industry, the government and the community to share ideas and build a sustainable future for outdoor recreation in Australia.

The vision of the new National Outdoor Strategy is to secure a sustainable future for the outdoor sector by strengthening alliances between relevant government, business and community organizations.

The Patron of the OCA is
Tim Macartney-Snape, a committed supporter of the power of the outdoors to positively affect lives, relationships and the environment itself.

To connect with the OCA please go to our Members page for contact details on the relevant outdoor association in your state.

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