Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students examine aspects of natural history, land management, snow deposition and ecology directly relevant to selected Alpine environments of South Eastern Australia. Students develop technical expertise of cross-country ski touring to enable safe exploration and promote experiential and interpretative knowledge of winter alpine environments.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSean Murray

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSnow: a natural history; an uncertain futurePrescribedGreen, K. (ed.) 1998AUSTRALIAN ALPS LIAISON COMMITTEE (CANBERRA)

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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-ordinatorSean Murray

Class requirements

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.

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.

Seminar Week: 31 - 31
One 5.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word assignment (teaching resource kit)35
One 1,500-word pre trip organisation assignment35
one 20 minute oral presentationOngoing assessment of practical skills and knowledge (hurdle - compulsory). Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.30