Antipodeans is currently looking for Expedition Leaders based across Australia and New Zealand to accompany our overseas Leadership Expeditions through out the year.

Applicants across New Zealand are encouraged to apply now for the Leader Selection Weekend in Christchurch – 14th & 15th April 2018


The Antipodeans Expedition Leader has overall responsibility for the Expedition and the members of the team. They must foresee and prevent any risks involved in the activities carried out and ensure that all team members have a safe, enjoyable and educational experience.


Prior to departure, the Expedition Leader is required to:

  • Attend training weekends with students and teachers that you will travel with. Training dates will be advised at point of contract offer.

Once on Expedition the Antipodeans Leader will:

  • Ensure the safety of all the members of the Expedition team
  • Work closely with the teachers to discuss the Expedition, the students, any risk management concerns and learning outcomes
  • Supervise, support, encourage and guide students through all aspect of the Expedition
  • Manage in-country providers e.g. local trekking guides and community project providers
  • Provide formal leadership training to each team member by allowing all members to have full participation in the life of the Expedition and the decision making process that exists within the team


  • Tertiary Educated
  • Extremely professional approach
  • Great relationship management skills
  • Passionate about youth development and travel
  • Can work well under pressure and in a crisis management situation


  • Outdoor Education, Youth Development, Leadership Training
  • Leading / guiding groups in Australia or NZ
  • Leading / guiding groups overseas on adventurous journeys
  • Developing world travel and/or developing world community work
  • Personal adventurous travel e.g. trekking, biking, canoeing/kayaking

Desired qualifications

  • Bushwalking or tramping qualifications
  • Wilderness First Aid / Pre Hospital Emergency Care certificate (not required at time of application)
  • Working With Children Check / Police Check

Upcoming Leader Selection Weekends

  • QLD 10 – 11 March 2018
  • VIC 17 – 18 March 2018
  • WA 24 – 25 March 2018
  • NSW 07 – 08 April 2018
  • NZ 14 – 15 April 2018 (Christchurch)

About Antipodeans

Antipodeans is Australia and New Zealand’s most experienced and much-loved school Expedition company. Students, teachers and Antipodeans Expedition Leaders travel as a team on extraordinary 3-4 week adventures to incredible countries all over the globe.