Outdoors NSW

Australian Adventure Activity Standards

The draft standards for Bushwalking and Camping has just been released for public comment. All members of the outdoors community can have their say about both of these activity standards by visiting yoursay.australianaas.org.au/bushwalking-camping/. The draft standards will be available to download or readable online via the yoursay website. Feedback submissions can be lodged via the [...]

Working With Children Check Review

The Office of the Children’s Guardian invites you to have your say about the laws related to the Working With Children Check in NSW. What's this about? More than 1.3 million people have a Working With Children Check (WWCC) clearance in NSW. Nearly 30,000 organisations and individuals are also registered to verify that the [...]

Outdoor and Environmental Educator Workshop Opportunities announced

The Centennial Parklands Nature Pedagogy professional development programs for 2017 have now been finalised and bookings and enquiries can now be made. There are combination of long and short courses available, including an exciting annual program in partnership with Network of Community Activities and two new NESA/BOSTES endorsed courses for proficient teachers. Dates are set for the next [...]

ACARA: Curriculum Connections to Outdoor Learning

We have some great news to share that will benefit all! The Outdoor learning curriculum connection has now been published on the Australian Curriculum resource portal. Outdoor learning includes learning in the outdoors (Foundation – Year 6) and outdoor education (Years 7–10). Outdoor learning is experiential. It involves guided, integrated learning in natural environments and [...]

President’s Welcome Letter

Dear members and supporters of Outdoors NSW (formerly the Outdoor Recreation Industry Council). Our Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 23rd October 2016 at the inaugural Practitioners Conference in the Southern Highlands of NSW […]