Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop further 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 StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAllen & Mike's really cool backcountry ski book: travelling and camping skills for a winter environment.RecommendedO'Bannon, A. & Clelland, M (1996)COLORADO: COCKSTONE PRESS.
ReadingsPath of the Paddle.RecommendedMason, B. (1984)TORONTO: KEY PORTER

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColin Hoad

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Attendance at field trip realated lectures is mandatory"

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 9.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,200-word assignment40
one 1,500-word assignment50
one 300-word assignment10
practical workhurdle: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work0