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Bush Adventure Therapy Training Course

“Becoming a BAT Practitioner has benefited my own health, as well those Im working with. 

Studying the BAT Course has added a unique element to my practice framework”

(Jacob Prehn, BAT Student and practicing Social Worker, 2016).

If you would like to register your interest in this Course click here.

Course overview

Bush Adventure Therapy is a holistic approach to human health and wellbeing for individuals, families and groups at all ages and stages of life who are experiencing difficulty or hardship.

This Course guides practitioners in how to develop, deliver, supervise, and evaluate safe and effective Bush Adventure Therapy experiences. Specifically, the course prepares practitioners to combine an intentional use of nature contact, physical activity and group work towards client-directed therapeutic outcomes within a comprehensive psychological safety net.

Course information

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Course Application Process

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Key dates

The next Course will begin in the second half of 2018. 

Dates are yet to be set, so please get in touch and add your name to our mail-out list.

Course training blocks

Year One

First Training Block: Within the first month of the Course (8-day Residential in Victoria)

Second Training Block: Towards the end of Year One (10-day Journey in Tasmania)

Year Two

Third Training Block: Towards the end of Year Two (6-day Cultural Immersion – location to be decided)

Course costs

Year One

Early Bird cost for Year One: $8,000*

Standard Cost for Year one: $10,000*

Year Two

Early Bird cost for Year Two: $5,000*

Standard Cost for Year Two: $6,000*

*Payable in instalments over the duration of the course.

Please note – these costs may change in 2018.


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the site contact form.

If you would like to register your interest in this Course or other services click here.

* The BAT Practitioner Course is two years in duration, leading to the equivalent of a Masters level qualification. Students may choose to leave the course after one year, at which point students will have completed the equivalent of a Graduate Diploma level qualification. The total standard cost for two years of study is $16,000.00, payable in instalments.