Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake an extended journey in a remote natural environment and consolidate their outdoor education journey skills, environmental knowledge, and introductory outdoor leadership skills. Theory and practical work encourages the development of safe practice, reasonable judgment, understanding of self, care for others and the environment, sound preparation, and the ability to learn from experience.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBrendon Munge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCultural heritage of the Australian AlpsRecommendedScougall, B. (ed). (1992)CANBERRA: CPN PUBLICATIONS
ReadingsSearching for the Snowy: an environmental historyRecommendedSeddon, G. (1994)ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsThe Australian Alps: Kosciusko, Alpine and Namadgi National ParksRecommendedSlattery, D. (1998)SYDNEY: UNSW PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate safety, knowledge and skills specific to a remote natural environment, through a focus on navigation, fauna and flora interpretation, leadership and group management, minimal impact practices, health and hygiene, first aid in remote settings, communications and weather interpretation.

Tutorials, field work

02. Research an aspect of cultural and natural history, ecology and/or environmental management and present findings to a group.

Tutorials, field work

03. Further develop outdoor living and travelling skills through preparation and participation in a continuous extended journey in a relatively remote natural setting.

Tutorials, field work

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Summer, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrendon Munge

Class requirements

Eight 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip
One 18.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10-minute presentation10 02
practical competenciesHurdle (compulsory): Satisfactory participation and performance in practical work.30 01, 02, 03
two 1,200-word assignmentsWritten work hurdle (compulsory). An overall pass mark in the two written assignments is required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.40 01, 02, 03
self directed task20 02, 03