Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students critically examine the cultural and environmental features of a particular place in the context of outdoor education and/or nature tourism practice.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Holmes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: EBOEB - Bachelor of Outdoor Education, EBOREB - Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education, EBOEXB - Bachelor of Outdoor Education (Extended)

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Conduct personal research on the cultural or natural history of the region.

Lectures, tutorials and practical field experiences

02. Demonstrate participation in planning, management and supervision of the group during the trip.

Practical field experiences

03. Describe the environmental issues in managing the National Park in the context of the outdoor activity.

Lectures and tutorials

04. Develop and demonstrate the outdoor travel skills through participation in a journey in a relatively remote natural setting.

Practical field experiences

05. Develop safety knowledge and skills specific to the environment, such as navigation, understanding and working with climatic data, drinking water procurement, group management, health and hygiene, first aid in remote settings and communications.

Practical field experiences

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Holmes

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 15 - 18
One 10.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Wilsons Prom NP"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 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*
2,000-word assignment60 01, 03
practical competencieshurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work40 02, 04, 05