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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.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Holmes

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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop an understanding of safety concepts specific to paddle touring in open water environments and foundational skills for paddle touring in open water.

Lectures, tutorials, practical field trips

02. Develop understanding of safety concepts specific to exploring rock environments and demonstrate understanding of 'place' within the context of outdoor and environmental education.

Lectures, tutorials, practical field trips

03. Develop strategies to be able to reflect on practical learning experiences and relate this foundational knowledge to theory.

Lectures, tutorials, practical field trips

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend

Class requirements

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

LectureWeek: 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%ILO*
one 1,200-word assignment4003
one 2,500-word assignmenthurdle: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work6001, 02