About Us

  • Outdoor Recreation Courses
  • Outdoor Recreation Courses
  • Outdoor Recreation Courses
  • Outdoor Recreation Courses
  • Outdoor Recreation Courses


Australian Outdoor Education Training and Recognition is the outdoor recreation training and assessment division of TAFE NSW Western Institute, a Registered Training Organisation(RTO). TAFE NSW Western Institute - Lithgow College is the largest training provider of nationally accredited Outdoor Recreation Training and Assessment in Australia, enrolling over 500 students annually.

With a rich history of innovation, creativity and excellence in quality teaching and learning in outdoor recreation and education, the college prides itself on its flexible approach to training and assessment in the outdoor recreation field using highly qualified and technically knowledgable staff.

Lithgow College believe that high quality, cost effective training and assessment for the outdoor industry is their core imperative. Outdoor recreation and training is delivered to industry when they need it and how they want it.

This website has lots of information on our outdoor education and training courses, our TVET programme, our outdoor education and training offers for international students along with our recognition outline and all related qualifications. Contact us using any of the methods outlined on the contact page for further information or to talk with one of our experienced staff members.

Our Courses

  • TVET
  • Cert3
  • Cert4
  • Diploma
  • Traineeships