Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop the knowledge and skills required for safe exploration of outdoor environments. Theory and practical work encourages the development of safe practice, reasonable judgement, understanding of self, care for others and the environment, sound preparation, and the ability to learn from experience.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorColin Hoad

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites OED1AOL

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPath of the Paddle. (Rev Ed)RecommendedMason, B. (1995)LEICESTER: CORDEE
ReadingsRockclimbing: Getting StartedRecommendedTempest, G. (1996)MELBOURNE: PENFOLK PUBLISHING.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColin Hoad

Class requirements

Field Trip
One 9.0 days field trip per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Six 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,200-word assignment40
one 2,500-word assignment60
practical workhurdle: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work0