OutBeyond is a big supporter of the international student community in Melbourne. We provide tertiary aged international students with unique programs and community experiences that help to foster and promote social connection, develop of a number of soft skills which aim to increase employability, identify student needs and enhance the onshore international student experience.

Breaking traditions, we've partnered with organisations from both the Tourism and Education sectors to create and deliver a unique and meaningful experience for all involved.

1. Pathway Mentoring Program

International students studying in Melbourne universities, language schools and tafe’s have teamed up with OutBeyond to mentor visiting school-aged students from china.

Making the decision to study abroad can be extremely confronting. Not only do you need to search for the ‘perfect’ study option, but even after being accepted there is still such a long way to go.

Still, more than 200,000 International students have taken this journey and currently study in Melbourne. OutBeyond’s Pathway programs connects school students visiting from China, Japan and other interested countries with tertiary students studying at various Universities here such as Melbourne University

Our pathway mentoring program provides international school-aged students with a direct connection to the Australian education system under the guidance and mentorship of Tertiary aged international students, already studying in Melbourne. Hands-on and simulated experiential learning is used to develop a deeper understanding of the history, cultures and lifestyles of each other’s countries

This program prepares students by encompassing outdoor education, camping, experiential learning and educational travel into the multi-day study tour. Pathway gives students an exciting and thought-provoking experience, establishing life-long friendships and support networks for future study.

2. Stand out from the crowd program (soft-skills)

A key concern for international students is finding a job whilst studying in melbourne.

Its a competitive jobs market in melbourne and if you don't have something unique that sets you apart from others, then how do you expect to be on the radar of potential employers.

Stand out from the Crowd is an OutBeyond leadership and development program for post secondary international students studying in Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

A six week program for students who study at Victorian Universities and TAFEs. During the program participants undertake 3 stages of development:

1. Training and Mentoring

Induction program where students will receive training and coaching by experiential educators in preparation for placement. 

Students take part in a training program where they are introduced to their roles and responsibilities, and mentored and coached in delivering and facilitating placement programs.

2. Placement

Students will be placed into the field under the guidance and supervision of experiential educators, where they will develop key life skills through delivering student tours, camps and leadership courses. Placement participants will develop leadership, communication, confidence and critical thinking skills.

The placement will run between 3 to 21 days depending on the student, their personal schedule and the goals that they set with the experiential educator during the training and mentoring stage. The placement will allow for participants to develop a wide range of employability skills through being given the responsibility to manage and lead groups of secondary school aged students from China. These students will be undertaking a OutBeyond Leadership and Development study tourism program that requires the professional facilitation and delivery of the leadership content. Participants will develop their communication, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, confidence and leadership skills, whilst making new friends.

3. Engagement

Participants will have developed key 21st century life skills through simulated leadership opportunities during their placement. Through ongoing coaching and mentoring, these students will be supported in achieving employment.

OB will conduct an award ceremony where students will receive their honorable achievement award. Its now time to put those skills into action and seek out new employment opportunities. Students will leverage new skills and networks.

What will students gain?

SOFTc gives students the opportunity to develop their leadership acumen, improve confidence, promote wellbeing and community engagement, and give students an edge that aims to increase employability.

  • Provide students with cutting-edge work experience and volunteering opportunities that grow and develop life skills which address modern day employer requirements.

  • Increase opportunities for students to be involved in the local community that build lifelong friendships.

  • Enhance employability skills.

  • Produce mentoring opportunities between international tertiary-aged students and visiting/touring international school-aged students.

  • Collaborate with our expansive community network of program and service delivery partners to create solutions that enhance the experience of students during their studies.

3. Beyond Melbourne Ambassadors Program

The Beyond Melbourne Ambassadors Project (BMAP) is a student-led initiative in partnership with Study Melbourne where international students will plan and participate in cultural explorations throughout regional Victoria.

For International Students/Domestic Students

The BMAP is designed to
  • Improve employability through practicing leadership, communication, creativity and collaboration
  • Expand your network through making friends with multicultural backgrounds
  • Explore iconic regional victorian destinations through outdoor activities that promote adventure and cultural exploration.
  • Boost your confidence
  • Maximize your study experience in Victoria
  • Be a future leader

If your from an education institution such as a University or Training college then watch this video below:

If you are an international student studying in Melbourne please visit http://beyond.melbourne to find out more

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Some of OutBeyond's Accreditations

 2019 Victorian Tourism Awards

2019 Victorian Tourism Awards

OutBeyond was awarded a Silver Award in the category of Specialised Tourism Services, a service or product that Integrates with other tourism products to enhance the visitor experience, OR; Directly provides a service or product to the visitor that enhances their visitor experience.

Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business

Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business

The Australian Tourism Accreditation certifies tourism businesses that meet specific quality assurance criteria ensuring they are committed to exceeding consumer expectations with great customer service and the highest standards of business practice. All quality tourism accredited businesses undertake regular onsite audits to ensure compliance.

Quality Tourism Accredited Business

Quality Tourism Accredited Business

The distinctive QTAB brandmark provides visitors and participants with an assurance that the tourism business has a proven commitment to the highest quality of service and business procedures.

Australian Camps Association

Australian Camps Association

OutBeyond is a member of the Australian Camps Association, the peak body for residential camps and activity providers in Australia.

International Duke of Edinburgh Award

International Duke of Edinburgh Award

OutBeyond is a recognised Duke of Ed Employer and a Licensed Operator of providing Duke of Edinburgh programs to schools and individual students.

Licensed Tour Operator

Licensed Tour Operator

OutBeyond is licensed tour operator with Parks Victoria. As the State wide peak body for our National Parks, Parks Victoria govern all National Parks and as an operator in these parks where must adhere to strict rules and regulations set by Parks Victoria.

Leave no Trace

Leave no Trace

We are committed to protecting the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. We are endorsed by LNT to provide education programs on the environment and outdoor ethics.

International Camping Fellowship

International Camping Fellowship

OutBeyond is a member of the International Camping Fellowship (ICF) as a key contributor to camping and camp programs on an international level.

Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria

OutBeyond is an accredited provider of nature based education programs and outdoor education programs with Parks Victoria,

Australian Education Future Unlimited License

Australian Education Future Unlimited License

OutBeyond has been identified and endorsed as an influential provider of International Education products and services to schools, universities and training colleges.

Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

OutBeyond is an accredited under the ATAP quality assurance accreditation program

To request a full disclosure of OutBeyond certification and accreditation information, please send us an information request.

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Our Values


We encourage and empower our people to ask the challenging questions, of themselves and of others, to take on responsibility and to be accountable

We depend on forward thought and thrive on working with our community to create shared value and lasting impact to serve the younger generations

We take initiative, focussing on student outcomes through enhancing the learning opportunity

We learn from our mistakes as well as our successes to deliver excellence on a real level


We deliver honest, equitable and non-discriminatory treatment of program participants, partners and employees

We embrace all challenges with open arms, persevere over long periods of time, and never lose the passion

We work together across borders and perceived boundaries to meet the needs of our customers, team members and partners to help everyone win


We treat ourselves and others as people of value and accept everyone’s differences as strengths to enhance what we do

We encourage curiosity and strive to understand our team members, partners and clients and accept them, treating them as we’d like to be treated – as unique, valuable individuals

On every occasion, we are loyal to our team members, and treat our community like family

We encourage individuals to think deeply and critically about what is equitable and just, with a strong focus on minimising harm to our planet


We always deliver service to the best of our ability

We strive to have fun and to turn the experiences of our participants into unforgettable memories

The world is changing fast, and young people will need to be agile and willing to adapt to meet tomorrow’s world head-on. We’re learning all the time. We listen to others

Above all else, we value the truth. The most important thing is to keep our word, never taking advantage of anyone and always telling the truth. We will always pursue openness and honesty, even when it hurts or we have bad news to deliver.

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