The Sustainability Learning Centre is an innovative and visionary purpose built DECYP field study centre which offers engaging education programs both on and off site.

It is the first building in Tasmania to be awarded a 6 star accreditation from the Australian Green Building Council.

Our specialist teachers offer programs for learners from birth to Year 12. These programs align with the Australian Curriculum V9 and the revised Early Years Learning Framework plus reference the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Tasmania’s Youth and Wellbeing Strategy.

Our programs are for learners state-wide, including:

  • Secondary schools and colleges (learners in years 7 – 12)
  • Primary schools
  • Early Years classes
  • Launching into Learning groups
  • VET classes
  • Early Childhood Education and Care services
  • Family Day Care
  • Home schooling families.

In support of the Tasmanian Youth and Wellbeing Strategy, we have developed an Outdoor Classroom Immersion Program. This inspires and supports educators to establish outdoor learning in and around their schools. The program forms part of an ongoing responsive learning cycle.

From the wellbeing strategy:
Children and young people are supported to learn about their world through connection to nature and the outdoors.

The Learning on Country program helps all learners gain insights into the land and sustainability practices of Tasmania’s First People. Educators are encouraged to become culturally responsive.

From the wellbeing strategy:
Having a positive sense of culture and identity
Children and young people can connect to nature. They are supported to identify their core values about the environment as part of their culture and identity.

Our programs

Contact us to book a program –

Birth – 8 Years

  • Bush Kinder / Outdoor Classroom
  • Nature Play and Loose Parts
  • Mini – beasts
  • My Place
  • Sustainability

These programs are for:

  • Launching into Learning (LiL) groups
  • Child and Family Learning Centre families
  • Kinder, Prep, Year 1 and 2 learners


Foundation – Year 6

  • Living Things: Watch things grow!
  • Marvellous Mini Beasts
  • Keeping it real: Literacy through the lens of an outdoor classroom
  • Engineering by Design – Materials/movement/futures thinking
  • My World: Place based connections
  • Bushland Safari: Biodiversity: Explore Mt Nelson’s ecosystems
  • Water Wise: Why water? Where does it come from where does it go?
  • Secret Lives of Birds: Habitat Hunt
  • War on Waste challenge: 5 R’s of Waste Management
  • Bush Studio
  • Renewable energy and its usage – efficiencies and opportunities
  • STEM and STEAM– design & prototype challenges
  • First Nations: Learning on Country – culturally responsive experiences
  • Survivor: Nurturing wellbeing, curiosity and growth mindset
  • Nature Play/loose parts provocations
  • Outdoor classroom/dadirri – place based immersion
  • Fire: managed or a menace?
  • Climate Change? Is it a thing?

Years 7 – 12

  • Sustainable systems/ Systems thinking
  • Waste: 5 R’s What does this mean for me, my school and community?
  • Housing and Design: Sustainable Design
  • Bush Studio: Nature Immersion and Ephemeral Art
  • STEM/STEAM workshop – Future thinking
    •  Future thinking
    • Engineering and Design
    • Design thinking/design challenges
  • Geography
    • Connection to Place
    • Water in the environment
    • Landscapes and landforms
    • Biomes and food security
  • Science
    • Biodiversity
    • Scientific Field work skills – Bush Blitz
    • Fire
    • Sustainability
    • Renewable energy
  •  Technology
    • Engineering and Design
    • Design thinking/design challenges
  • VET:
    • Working with Children
    • Tourism/guiding
    • Outdoor Leadership
  • Or
    • Create a bespoke session for your learners

Community Bush Kinder /Launching into Learning (Lil)

Monday Bush Kinder Lil – at the SLC is open for families and carers with children pre-school age (birth to five years).

  • Hours: 9.30 am – 11.00 am
  • Takes place during school terms
  • Bookings essential – through Humanitix.

Professional Learning opportunities state-wide (face to face and /or online)

Offered for your whole staff or specific learning teams.

We use a co-design model to ensure contextualised professional learning for your school, centre or college.

  • Outdoor classroom mentoring program: Staff PL and planning & onsite mentoring
  • Pop up Outdoor classroom immersion programs: Led by SLC specialist teachers for 4 sessions across 4 weeks encouraging a gradual release model
  • Whole Staff PL: Place based/Wellbeing PL
  • Incursions and excursions: facilitated by the SLC’s specialist teachers

Outdoor Classroom/dadirri Immersion Program

Register your class or early years teams’ interest in the 4 weekly sessions, or request professional learning for your staff.

  • Outdoor learning
  • Connection to Place
  • Literacy through Nature Play and Loose Parts
  • STEM and STEAM
  • Design thinking