CSU's Bachelor of Applied Science (Adventure Ecotourism) equips graduates with skills in leadership, business and conservation ensuring a thorough grounding for future career in the adventure ecotourism industry.
If you have a genuine passion for the natural environment, love an outdoor lifestyle, and want to share this passion with others, adventure ecotourism could be the career path for you.
This course includes practical experience through workplace learning.
Students choose to specialise in one of two areas of specialisation:
In this specialisation, students will study leadership, recreation and conservation at CSU, alongside 10-15 weeks of professional training in bushwalking, rock climbing and abseiling while doing a Certificate IV at Wodonga TAFE. Canoeing, ski touring and ski camping, mountain biking, sea kayaking and whitewater rafting may also be available.
Students undertaking Certificate IV will complete units in adventure programming and guiding, legal issues, workplace safety, wilderness first aid and emergency care, and information and communication technologies.
This specialisation provides a broader understanding of conservation, ecology, cultural issues, management, and tourism.
To make sure you are experienced using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include:
This degree and the associated certification are recognised nationally and internationally by employers in this field.
Students who have already completed the TAFE Certificate IV are awarded 32 points of credit upon admission.
Many subjects have a compulsory residential school of two to four days duration for distance education students.
ATAR + criteria
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points, comprising the credit package of 32 points awarded for completion of the TAFE Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation and 160 points completed during enrolment in the Bachelor degree course.
To study this course, you will need to indicate your likelihood of success through previous studies and other attainments and experience.
When weighing up the costs of study, consider the benefits of having the qualification you need to achieve your personal and professional goals.
On campus; Distance education
Session 1; Session 2
ATAR + criteria
Watch some highlights from the annual four week field experience program in Nepal.
Gallery of photos from the student' trip to the centre of Australia
"I organised a range of different work experience opportunities across Australia to gain as many skills as possible."
Take a walk with Ben Wilson, Head of Environmental Science at CSU.
"Cross-country skiing, ice fishing, sledding across frozen rivers, and even completing a university subject in dog sledding were just some of the highlights of my CSU exchange experience in Canada."