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Unlock the Power to Transform Lives: Discover Our Complex Trauma-Informed Practice Training, Tailored for Practitioners Dedicated to Supporting Young People. Elevate Your Skills, Deepen Your Understanding, and Make a Lasting Impact.

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Our Programs

We provide comprehensive and evidence-based training programs for practitioners working with young people who have experienced complex trauma. Our programs are grounded in doctoral research at Griffith University and have trained over 1000 practitioners to date. Click here to learn more about our programs and how we can help you provide effective care to your clients.

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Our Mission

Empowering practitioners with the essential knowledge, skills, and resources to harness the healing power of outdoor therapy—that's our mission. We are dedicated to fostering a community of growth and learning, enabling practitioners to thrive in their practice with young people. By offering comprehensive programs and invaluable resources, we champion the transformative impact of outdoor therapy, advocating for its widespread adoption as a significant therapeutic approach. Together, we pave the way for a future where outdoor therapy is a cornerstone of healing and personal development.

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Latest Events

Discover the latest events and transformative experiences offered by the School of Outdoor Therapeutic Practice right here! Whether you're a seasoned professional seeking to deepen your practice or a newcomer. Click here to learn more.

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Stay up to date with the latest news and developments at the School of Outdoor Therapeutic Practice. From new program offerings to upcoming events and training opportunities, we've got you covered.



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Complex Trauma
Informed Practice

An Evidenced Framework
Our training breathes life into the latest complex trauma theories.
Based on eight years of Australian research. The groundbreaking theory and practice framework provide invaluable guidance for connecting with complex youth.

Adventure Based
Youth Work

Certificate IV and Diploma

The best entry pathway into community services work.

The Dip is equal to first year of Social Work, and some universities will assign credit.

Not available until 2025


Certificate IV and Diploma

If taking people outdoors as a practitioner, you should be qualified as a guide in each activity.

These courses, in modules, will enable you to keep people engaged and safe outdoors.

Not available until 2025

Adventure Based
Youth Work


This qualification bridges both Child, Youth and Family Intervention and Outdoor Leadership.

It is an ideal entry pathway and may be bridged from your existing skills through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Not available until 2025

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Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

~ E. O. Wilson

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“I thought the training was excellent and facilitated a lot of lightbulb moments for me. Complex theories were broken down and explained very well. It was great to also have discussion time with the participants to learn from their experiences.”


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