Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to the processes that shape Australian landscapes. Selected environments are used to illustrate influences and interrelationships of climate, ecology and land forming processes on the natural system. Through practical work, field work and assignments students learn to use a range of techniques that will enable them to "read" landscapes from a naturalist's and an outdoor educator's perspective.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLesley Hodgson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Australian physical environmentPrescribedBridgman, H, Dragovich, D. & Dodson, J. 2008OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLesley Hodgson

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 11 - 13
Two 1.0 days field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 13 and delivered via face-to-face.

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


Assessment elementComments%
One 1.5-hour final examination40
One 1500-word assignment40
Practical workHurdle requirement: Satisfactory participation and performance in practical work0
Two 300-word assignments20