This page has been created as a resource for schools and schools teachers to assist in the conduction of orienteering programs. Further information and direct support can be sought from your State Association.

A good general source of information is contained in our Getting Started section. Information covers:

  • What orienteering is
  • The Orienteering Map
  • Where can I orienteer?
  • What happens?
  • What do I need?
  • Membership
  • More information

Schools Orienteering Programs
Orienteering Victoria has provided a concise fact sheet on – How to run a successful Orienteering Program (PDF – 700 kb)

Orienteering Western Australia also have an excellent Schools Orienteering website that may provide ideas on what is possible in a schools program.

Most states offer special MEMBERSHIPS to school groups, please enquire with your State association.

Coaching/Schools Video Resources
A series of orienteering videos can be found here. These videos may be of use to show students about orienteering.

LEVEL 0 Coaching Certificate
Teachers are encouraged to learn more about orienteering and undergo a short coaching certificate in your state. The Level 0 Coaching certificate is great for teachers. To get an idea of the contents, you can view the Level O Syllabus. Note that the Level 0 course is not an accredited course, but has been recognised by the ASC.

ACHPER – Teacher Education
Peak body for teacher professional development
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) –
An example of orienteering in a South Australian ACHPER newsletter (PDF – 149k).

Orienteering Equipment
A range of orienteering school equipment can be provided by the Orienteering Service of Australia at