Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Youth adventure intervention officer

Adventure intervention officers in Youth Justice use adventure-based learning techniques to help young people develop teamwork, communication and problem solving skills. Our officers then support young people to transfer these skills to other situations in their lives.

Adventure intervention officers also train partner agencies (including not-for-profit organisations) to use adventure-based learning techniques in group programs.

Desired qualifications and skills


To work in Youth Justice, qualifications in the the following areas are highly desirable:

  • outdoor recreation, including
    • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation (SIS40310) or equivalent
    • current registration with national peak bodies.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110).

We may also consider candidates who are able to attain these qualifications within agreed-upon timeframes. Qualifications in social work, human services, psychology or youth justice are also highly desirable.


When reviewing candidates for employment, we take into consideration:

  • paid or voluntary group work or work with young people
  • knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
  • experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities is also highly regarded.

Successful adventure intervention officers can demonstrate:

  • a passion for supporting and mentoring young people
  • the skills to build rapport and work effectively with young people, families, communities and people from diverse backgrounds
  • a positive attitude, patience and resilience
  • good verbal communication
  • the ability to problem-solve and manage difficult situations.