External Programs Moving from a school based activity to a local park or bushland setting is the next step in your orienteering adventure. A range of venues can be used for schools to try an orienteering course. Line courses are the preferred format and these can be set to meet the skill level of students regardless of experience. Schools should allow around 3 to 4 hours for the activity (excluding travel time to and from the venue). One to four instructors will be present to run the activity, and teachers from the school will also be needed to assist with managing students in the field. Comprehensive safety planning will be undertaken in consultation with the lead teacher before the activity takes place. Please contact the Orienteering Victoria Schools Officer to find out what is possible. Please note that most venues require a permit and need to be booked at least 6 weeks in advance.