Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students apply and extend technical climbing skills and cliff environment interpretive knowledge to be able to conduct outdoor/environmental education learning experiences. Teaching, environmental interpretive content, climbing skills and group management skills relevant to rock environments is covered.

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

Prerequisites OED2R and OED2OLB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBook of readingsPrescribedVariousCAMPUS GRAPHICS, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, BENDIGO
ReadingsACIA Climbing ManualRecommendedACIAACIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Guide a group of novices in climbing and abseiling activities in a single pitch environment.

Practical field experiences

02. Use a range of teaching formats for group climbing instruction. Match the teaching format with desired educational outcomes.

Lectures, tutes and practical field experiences

03. Incorporate environmental interpretive knowledge of cliff environments.

Practical field experiences

04. Lead climb efficiently and confidently.

Practical field experiences

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size28

Enrolment information Maximum capacity for prac location and equipment Priority to students in Outdoor and Environmental Education course and to enrolments in courses where this subject is core.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Holmes

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Seven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 10.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 x 5 day in O week plus 2 more trips"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignmentEssay25 02
one 1,000-word assignmentLearning summary25 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2,000-word assignmentTeaching and learning plan. Hurdle: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work50 01, 02, 03