Brambuk National Park & Cultural Centre
Brambuk – The National Park of Halls Gap in the Grampians. This facility provides visitors with the opportunity to experience local Aboriginal cultural and environmental knowledge (Gariwerd). Our relationship with Brambuk is an exclusive 5 year old partnership. Quest Skills for Life manages the multi-day programs at Brambuk, where we base ourselves at the Brambuk Cultural Centre, and navigate our way through the National Park.
Cape Otway Lightstation
The Cape Otway Light Station and Quest Skills for Life share a close grip partnership. Quest Skills for Life has been associated with the precinct for the past 8 years. The CAPE Otway Lightstation is the oldest, surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia. The light, which has been in continuous operation since 1848, is perched on towering sea cliffs where Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean collide. For thousands of immigrants, after many months at sea, Cape Otway was their first sight of land after leaving Europe.
Phillip Island Nature parks
Phillip Island Nature Parks – Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island Nature Parks is home to the number one natural wildlife attraction in Australia – the Penguin Parade. As well as leading the world in ecotourism, we undertake world class research, education and conservation programs designed to enhance the Nature Park environment for current and future generations. Quest Skills for Life has teamed up with the Phillip Island Nature Parks to develop the Phillip Island Ranger Quest Education Program
Mcleods Eco Farm French Island
Mcleods Eco Farm is Victorias best kept secret. Famous for its unique ecological and cultural history, this amazing location on French Island is a niche getaway location. The Farm boasts a massive organic farm, and is also home to the old French Island Prison. This place really is something special that you should check out next time your in the Westernport region.
Awards Victoria - Duke of Ed
We work with over 50,000 young people and 350 educational institutions and community organisations. Each organisation collaborates with Government, community, business and other educational bodies to support their young people through the Awards. We support this process, providing training and resources to create long-term, sustainable community partnerships.
Awards Victoria is a public company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. We operate under a constitution and are governed by a Board of Directors undertaking specific roles in a voluntary capacity.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Our staff (DoE trained assessors) support students through their preparation & planning phase, ice breakers and journey phase. Quest staff are trained and qualified to administer the Duke of Ed Award. We provide programs that are hand tailored to meet the needs of our students and participants, giving them full learning opportunities. We hand pick suitable locations, activities & environments to facilitate our Award, this gives our participants the best chance to develop the skills set out in our programs.
Sport & Recreation Victoria - DPCD
Sport & Recreation plays an important part in the lives of individual Victorians and helps share community identity. Sport & Recreation opportunities provide settings for social interaction, sharing common interests and enhancing a sense of community. The continued development of the sector relies on the collaborative efforts of individuals and organisations across the not-for-profit, private and government sectors. Such collaboration maximises the contribution of all players whether at grass roots or elite levels, and engages volunteers and professionals alike.
Many of the fun, interactive group games and activities we use throughout our programs have been sourced through playmeo - the world's largest online database of adventure-based group activities. playmeo features 100s of group-based activities including ice-breakers, energisers, warm-up and stretches, tag games, trust exercises and problem-solving activities - all of which are liberally applied throughout our programs to help students strengthen their relationships, promote collaborative learning and develop team skills. If you're a teacher or outdoor educator, you should definitely check out this resource to benefit your own curriculum.