oed1bfe intro to winter environments




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.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Attain knowledge and skills required for safe exploration of winter alpine and river environments.

Tutorials and practical work

02. Demonstrate safe practice in relation to winter alpine and river environments

Practical work

03. Draw on practical experience to further develop an understanding of the role of judgement in safe exploration of outdoor environments

Lectures, practical work

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Townsend

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 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.

LectureWeek: 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"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
class test4001, 02, 03
one 1,,250-word assignment3001, 02, 03
one 1,250-word assignmenthurdle: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work3001, 02, 03