Outdoor education

Why study an outdoor education course at La Trobe?

Outdoor education is the study of relationships humans have with nature through outdoor experiences. You will experience how knowledge is shaped by environments and how the environment in turn is shaped by our thoughts and practices.  You will study concepts drawn from psychology, education, eco-psychology, environmental ethics and eco-philosophy.

The following areas of specialisation are offered as majors within the Outdoor Education and Outdoor Recreation programs - Outdoor Environmental Education, Nature Tourism and Natural Resources Education .

The five majors offered across the two courses give you choice in subjects, specialisations and outcomes. With the exception of Physical and Outdoor Education, the first year of each course is similar allowing you to apply to transfer at the end of first year when, after a year of study and experience in the unit, you are better equipped to decide which is the right course and major for you.

Be part of the close knit student and staff community at the largest dedicated provider of outdoor and environmental education in the world.

Career opportunities in outdoor education

Graduates are prepared for careers in outdoor and environmental education services to schools, community environmental education, as interpreters and guides in national parks, land and natural resources management, environmental interpretation for government or corporate sector, sustainability and ecology community education, and nature tourism operations.  By completing an additional Master of Teaching qualifies graduates to teach in Victorian schools.

Graduates of the physical and outdoor education course are qualified to teach in secondary schools in the specialist areas of physical education and outdoor and environmental studies.

Courses

Local students

2017

Bachelor of Outdoor Education

Duration :
3 years full-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 66.15
Year
2017
About this course
This is a course for anyone who prefers to work in the outdoors rather than in a cubicle. Our degree combines environmental experiences - bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and canoeing - with naturalist studies, preparing you for a range of careers in outdoor and environmental education and adventure guiding. With further study, you'll also have the ability to work as a qualified teacher in primary or secondary school.

We have a 30-year history of teaching outdoor education and offer a practical, hands-on approach. You'll undertake up to 140 days of fieldwork, including an 18-day bushwalking trek through the Kosciusko National Park or an 18-day canoeing trip along the Murray River. Other expeditions have included trips to the Australian Alps, the Murray basin, the Grampians, the Victorian coast, as well as to South-West Tasmania, Broome and the Whitsunday Islands.

You'll have the choice of two majors: outdoor education and educational nature tourism.

The outdoor education major is designed for motivated students
seeking careers in outdoor education, adventure guiding and environmental education, and explores areas such as sustainability education and eco-tourism. Past graduates of this major have found work with outdoor travel companies, as instructors in school camps, in adventure management and in environmental education.

Our environmental and sustainability education major explores
natural history as well as the social and cultural aspects of the
environment. This could lead to a role such as working as an education officer with an environmental or government agency.

Our nature tourism major focuses on the study of natural environments, environmental interpretation, land management and outdoor and field naturalist practice. This prepares you for careers in the nature tourism industry, in national parks, zoos, botanical gardens, and in private nature tourism operations.
Career opportunities
Our graduates are prepared for careers in outdoor and environmental education services to schools, community environmental education, as interpreters and guides in national parks, land and natural resources management, environmental interpretation for government or corporate sectors, sustainability and ecology community education, and nature tourism operations.
If you wish to pursue a teaching career, you can complete an additional one-year Graduate Diploma in Education and qualify to teach in areas such as outdoor and environmental studies, geography, biology and humanities.
Professional recognition
When combined with a graduate entry pre-service teacher training program the course is accredited and recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for teaching in primary, middle years and secondary schools.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English (any).
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any English equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in Biology, Environmental Science, any Humanities, any LOTE or Outdoor And Environmental Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
You need to allow A$1,500 - A$2,000 to purchase suitable outdoor field equipment such as a sleeping bag and wet weather gear. These items may be purchased from any supplier; they remain your property. You are encouraged to bring any camping gear you already have and to wait until you have commenced the course before buying any new gear.
Additional information
You'll need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If you have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect your potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, you are invited to discuss your options with the course coordinator.

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Outdoor EducationBendigo

Bachelor of Outdoor Education - Hallmark

Duration :
3 years full-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 93.25
Year
2017
About this course
This is a course for anyone who prefers to work in the outdoors rather than in a cubicle. Our degree combines environmental experiences - bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and canoeing - with naturalist studies, preparing you for a range of careers in outdoor and environmental education and adventure guiding. With further study, you'll also have the ability to work as a qualified teacher in primary or secondary school.

We have a 30-year history of teaching outdoor education and offer a practical, hands-on approach. You'll undertake up to 140 days of fieldwork, including an 18-day bushwalking trek through the Kosciusko National Park or an 18-day canoeing trip along the Murray River. Other expeditions have included trips to the Murray basin, the Grampians, the Victorian coast, as well as to South-West Tasmania, Broome and the Whitsunday Islands.

You will also join the La Trobe Hallmark Program, an elite undergraduate research program for high-achieving students. As a Hallmark student, you will complete a special sequence of subjects designed to develop your leadership and research skills alongside your degree in outdoor education. In addition, you will receive mentoring support and a scholarship valued at $10,500 over four years, enabling you to undertake an international study tour, work with students and researchers from a diverse range of study areas and an Honours year.

You'll have the choice of three majors: Outdoor education, environmental and sustainability education and educational nature tourism.

The outdoor education major is designed for students seeking careers in outdoor education, adventure guiding and environmental education.

Our environmental and sustainability education major explores natural history as well as the social and cultural aspects of the environment.

Our nature tourism major focuses on the study of natural environments, environmental interpretation, land management and outdoor and field naturalist practice.

See more information on Hallmark program.
Career opportunities
Our graduates are prepared for careers in outdoor and environmental education services to schools, community environmental education, as interpreters and guides in national parks, land and natural resources management, environmental interpretation for government or corporate sectors, sustainability and ecology community education, and nature tourism operations.
If you wish to pursue a teaching career, you can complete an additional one-year Graduate Diploma in Education and qualify to teach in areas such as outdoor and environmental studies, geography, biology and humanities.
Professional recognition
When combined with a graduate entry pre-service teacher training program the course is accredited and recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for teaching in primary, middle years and secondary schools.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English (any).
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any English equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in Biology, Environmental Science, any Humanities, any LOTE or Outdoor And Environmental Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
You'll need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If you have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect your potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, you are invited to discuss your options with the course coordinator. Applicants interested in applying for this course are also encouraged to consider applying for our 'Outdoor Education' degree.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 51.15
Year
2017
About this course
Study in the bush, on rivers and in alpine environments with this practical three-year degree. You can major in either outdoor recreation or natural resources education, building your confidence in the outdoors through fieldwork experience in both areas.

The outdoor recreation major emphasises environmental and social responsibility. You'll study leadership and safety in outdoor environments, and gain 160 days of field trip experience. Your electives can include bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and paddling, which will develop your knowledge of the Bendigo region, the Victorian Alps, the Grampians and the Murray River system.

The natural resources education major promotes a deep understanding of ecology and the cultural and natural history of the alpine, woodland, coastal and river environments of south-eastern Australia. This major offers 50 days of field trip experience.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you could go on to work as a leader in school camps or environmental centres, as an outdoor education instructor, or as a leader or instructor in the adventure travel industry.

If you major in natural resources, you could find a role in land and natural resources management, as a community educator in sustainability and ecology, or in an environmental education centre. You could also work as a ranger or education officer in a national park.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any English equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in Biology, Environmental Science, any Humanities, any LOTE or Outdoor And Environmental Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
You should allow A$1500 - A$2000 to purchase suitable outdoor field equipment such as a sleeping bag and wet weather gear. These items may be purchased from any supplier; they remain your personal property. You are encouraged to bring any camping gear you may already have and to wait until you have commenced the course before purchasing any new gear.
Additional information
You'll need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If you have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect your potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, you are invited to discuss your options with the course coordinator.

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Outdoor Recreation Education Bendigo

Bachelor of Physical and Outdoor Education

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 53.25
Year
2017
About this course
At La Trobe, we believe learning occurs in many settings, from the classroom to the bush to the sporting field. Through this degree, you'll qualify to teach physical education and outdoor education to secondary school students. You'll combine your studies in physical education, sport and recreation with environmental experiences such as bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and canoeing.

In outdoor education, we offer hands-on experiences through field trips to places like the Australian Alps, the Murray basin, the Grampians and the Victorian coast. You'll also cover core fieldwork studies in outdoor leadership, safety, bush environments and naturalist subjects, along with specialised study options relating to rivers, alpine areas and rock environments.

The physical education component of this degree gives you practical skills in activities such as aquatics, fitness, gymnastics and athletics. In the final two years of your degree, you'll explore more complex concepts such as exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, movement studies and skill analysis.

You'll also undertake 80 days of teaching placement, giving you a feel for the profession and experience in a supervised environment.
Career opportunities
By combining these two disciplines - physical education and outdoor education - you'll open the door to a variety of career opportunities. In addition to teaching physical education and outdoor and environmental studies to students in Years 7 to 12, you can also go on to a career in outdoor recreation, with opportunities available in outdoor or environmental education centres along with youth agencies.
Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching to teach outdoor education and physical education in secondary schools. Before applying, students are advised to seek confirmation that the course is recognised by education authorities where they intend to work.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or VCE Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice. All students must complete a Working With Children Check form (available from Post Offices) prior to enrolment.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Humanities or Outdoor And Environmental Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
You should allow A$1500 - A$2000 to purchase suitable outdoor field equipment such as a sleeping bag and wet weather gear. These items may be purchased from any supplier; they remain your personal property. You are encouraged to bring any camping gear you already have and to wait until you have commenced the course before buying any new gear.
Additional information
Students will need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If they have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, they are invited to discuss their options with the course coordinator.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Physical and Outdoor Education Bendigo

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2016 - apply now

Bachelor of Physical and Outdoor Education (056794J)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 550
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2016
About this course
At La Trobe, we believe learning occurs in many settings, from the classroom to the bush to the sporting field. Through this degree, you'll qualify to teach physical education and outdoor education to secondary school students. You'll combine your studies in physical education, sport and recreation with environmental experiences such as bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and canoeing.

In outdoor education, we offer hands-on experiences through field trips to places like the Australian Alps, the Murray basin, the Grampians and the Victorian coast. You'll also cover core fieldwork studies in outdoor leadership, safety, bush environments and naturalist subjects, along with specialised study options relating to rivers, alpine areas and rock environments.

The physical education component of this degree gives you practical skills in activities such as aquatics, fitness, gymnastics and athletics. In the final two years of your degree, you'll explore more complex concepts such as exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, movement studies and skill analysis.

You'll also undertake 80 days of teaching placement, giving you a feel for the profession and experience in a supervised environment.
English Language Requirements
An overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7.0 and a score of no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 53.55
International Baccalaureate - 25
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Units 1 and 2: any two units (any study combination) from General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Units 3 and 4 (any). Units 3 and 4: minimum score of 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Additional costs
You should allow A$1500 - A$2000 to purchase suitable outdoor field equipment such as a sleeping bag and wet weather gear. These items may be purchased from any supplier; they remain your personal property. You are encouraged to bring any camping gear you already have and to wait until you have commenced the course before buying any new gear.
Additional information
You will need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If you have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, you are invited to discuss your options with the course coordinator:
Outdoor.Education@latrobe.edu.au
Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching to teach outdoor education and physical education in secondary schools.
Before applying, you are advised to seek confirmation that the course is recognised by education authorities where you intend to work.
Career opportunities
You'll be qualified to teach physical education, outdoor education and outdoor and environmental studies in secondary schools in Victoria.
You may also find employment in the outdoor education field and recreation industries throughout Australia, and in school-based programs, specialist outdoor or environmental education centres and youth and environmental agencies, or as freelance outdoor instructors.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Physical and Outdoor Education Bendigo

2017

Bachelor of Outdoor Education (074699C)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 770
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
This is a course for anyone who prefers to work in the outdoors rather than in a cubicle. Our degree combines environmental experiences - bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and canoeing - with naturalist studies, preparing you for a range of careers in outdoor and environmental education and adventure guiding. With further study, you'll also have the ability to work as a qualified teacher in primary or secondary school.

We have a 30-year history of teaching outdoor education and offer a practical, hands-on approach. You'll undertake up to 140 days of fieldwork, including an 18-day bushwalking trek through the Kosciusko National Park or an 18-day canoeing trip along the Murray River. Other expeditions have included trips to the Australian Alps, the Murray basin, the Grampians, the Victorian coast, as well as to South-West Tasmania, Broome and the Whitsunday Islands.

You'll have the choice of two majors: outdoor education and educational nature tourism.

The outdoor education major is designed for motivated students
seeking careers in outdoor education, adventure guiding and environmental education, and explores areas such as sustainability education and eco-tourism. Past graduates of this major have found work with outdoor travel companies, as instructors in school camps, in adventure management and in environmental education.

Our environmental and sustainability education major explores
natural history as well as the social and cultural aspects of the
environment. This could lead to a role such as working as an education officer with an environmental or government agency.

Our nature tourism major focuses on the study of natural environments, environmental interpretation, land management and outdoor and field naturalist practice. This prepares you for careers in the nature tourism industry, in national parks, zoos, botanical gardens, and in private nature tourism operations.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 75
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 81.2
International Baccalaureate - 28
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 9
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.2
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3
GAO KAO - see:
the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: minimum score of 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
Additional costs
You need to allow A$1,500 - A$2,000 to purchase suitable outdoor field equipment such as a sleeping bag and wet weather gear. These items may be purchased from any supplier; they remain your property. You are encouraged to bring any camping gear you already have and to wait until you have commenced the course before buying any new gear.
Additional information
You will need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If you have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, you are invited to discuss your options with the course coordinator:
Outdoor.Education@latrobe.edu.au
Professional recognition
When combined with a graduate entry preservice teacher training program the course is accredited and recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for teaching in primary, middle years and secondary schools.
Career opportunities
Our graduates are prepared for careers in outdoor and environmental education services to schools, community environmental education, as interpreters and guides in national parks, land and natural resources management, environmental interpretation for government or corporate sectors, sustainability and ecology community education, and nature tourism operations.
If you wish to pursue a teaching career, you can complete an additional one-year Graduate Diploma in Education and qualify to teach in areas such as outdoor and environmental studies, geography, biology and humanities.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Outdoor EducationBendigo

Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education (074700D)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 770
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
Study in the bush, on rivers and in alpine environments with this practical three-year degree. You can major in either outdoor recreation or natural resources education, building your confidence in the outdoors through fieldwork experience in both areas.

The outdoor recreation major emphasises environmental and social responsibility. You'll study leadership and safety in outdoor environments, and gain 160 days of field trip experience. Your electives can include bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and paddling, which will develop your knowledge of the Bendigo region, the Victorian Alps, the Grampians and the Murray River system.

The natural resources education major promotes a deep understanding of ecology and the cultural and natural history of the alpine, woodland, coastal and river environments of south-eastern Australia. This major offers 50 days of field trip experience.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 50
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: minimum score of 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
Additional costs
You should allow A$1500 - A$2000 to purchase suitable outdoor field equipment such as a sleeping bag and wet weather gear. These items may be purchased from any supplier; they remain your personal property. You are encouraged to bring any camping gear you may already have and to wait until you have commenced the course before purchasing any new gear.
Additional information
You will need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If you have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, you are invited to discuss your options with the course coordinator:
Outdoor.Education@latrobe.edu.au
Career opportunities
You can work as a leader in school camps or environmental centres, as an outdoor education instructor, or as a leader or instructor in the adventure travel industry.

Natural resources education graduates are likely to find many roles in land and natural resources management, community education for sustainability and ecology, and in environmental education centres. You may also find employment as a ranger or education officer in national parks.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Outdoor Recreation Education Bendigo

Bachelor of Physical and Outdoor Education (056794J)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 550
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
At La Trobe, we believe learning occurs in many settings, from the classroom to the bush to the sporting field. Through this degree, you'll qualify to teach physical education and outdoor education to secondary school students. You'll combine your studies in physical education, sport and recreation with environmental experiences such as bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and canoeing.

In outdoor education, we offer hands-on experiences through field trips to places like the Australian Alps, the Murray basin, the Grampians and the Victorian coast. You'll also cover core fieldwork studies in outdoor leadership, safety, bush environments and naturalist subjects, along with specialised study options relating to rivers, alpine areas and rock environments.

The physical education component of this degree gives you practical skills in activities such as aquatics, fitness, gymnastics and athletics. In the final two years of your degree, you'll explore more complex concepts such as exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, movement studies and skill analysis.

You'll also undertake 80 days of teaching placement, giving you a feel for the profession and experience in a supervised environment.
English Language Requirements
An overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7.0 and a score of no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 53.55
International Baccalaureate - 25
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Units 1 and 2: any two units (any study combination) from General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Units 3 and 4 (any). Units 3 and 4: minimum score of 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Additional costs
You should allow A$1500 - A$2000 to purchase suitable outdoor field equipment such as a sleeping bag and wet weather gear. These items may be purchased from any supplier; they remain your personal property. You are encouraged to bring any camping gear you already have and to wait until you have commenced the course before buying any new gear.
Additional information
You will need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If you have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, you are invited to discuss your options with the course coordinator:
Outdoor.Education@latrobe.edu.au
Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching to teach outdoor education and physical education in secondary schools.
Before applying, you are advised to seek confirmation that the course is recognised by education authorities where you intend to work.
Career opportunities
You'll be qualified to teach physical education, outdoor education and outdoor and environmental studies in secondary schools in Victoria.
You may also find employment in the outdoor education field and recreation industries throughout Australia, and in school-based programs, specialist outdoor or environmental education centres and youth and environmental agencies, or as freelance outdoor instructors.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.
Physical and Outdoor Education Bendigo

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Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Practical work and field trips

Each program includes field trips and practical work experience. You will typically complete between 25 and 45 practical days each year including three-week expeditions for most courses. Develop expertise in local Box-Ironbark environments and the Australian Alps, the Murray basin, the Grampians or the Victorian coast. Extended trips have included South-West Tasmania, Broome and the Whitsunday Islands.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

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Study gave me the confidence to branch out in a variety of different fields.

Mr Vernon Hardie, Education

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. View all staff from the School of Education.