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Outdoor Learning & Adventure Education Association

Outdoor Learning & Adventure Education Association (OLAE) was formed by members who agree that there is a need to establish industry-wide best practices for safety, operations and training. It is paramount for the industry players to keep pace with the changing outdoor education market and it is our responsibility to help clients and participants to be aware and educated on what constitutes safe and meaningful outdoor education programmes. There exists a considerable breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in the industry and this valuable resource needs to be better exploited.




To represent both the individual practitioner as well as service providers who design and provide outdoor learning and adventure education programs.




Strategic Communication
To act as a representative body for OLAE members and work with Outdoor Learning and Adventure Education related organisations, relevant government bodies and international organisations on matters pertaining to the industry.

Membership Services
To provide professional services and benefits to OLAE members in order to support them in their professional development; as well as enabling them to have the accreditation and recognition to promote employment and engagement of their services.

Education & Outreach
To conduct joint promotional and public awareness programs to enhance our members’ standing in the education sector. We also acquaint the public with the industry and the services our members are able to provide.

To promote responsible, equitable and sustainable use of natural outdoor environments.
To contribute to the body of knowledge in the realm of outdoor learning and adventure education.

Standards & Accreditation
To establish and maintain industry standards and guiding principles.

To constantly work at elevating the OLAE profession by refining the values and priorities for OLAE members.

To provide direction for members, influence legislation and implement a framework to objectively maintain OLAE excellence. 

To facilitate the professionalism and provide benchmark for capabilities of the OLAE industry for sustainable growth as a profession.

Sustainable Business Environment and Career Development
To provide a sustainable business environment by enhancing productivity, driving growth and capitalising on new technologies for members. To develop viable career pathways for individual practitioner members and continue to attract and retain talent in the OLAE industry.



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