Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students plan and undertake a supervised outdoor teaching practice, and a negotiated program of field experience to extend their outdoor education preparation. Students learn to prepare teaching plans, and safety management plans informed by a study of serious incidents. Students are encouraged to build on their experience in specialist areas of their choice. Students undertake an agreed Applied Learning Experience, which may include advanced skill development, work placement or peer trip leading.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Mangelsdorf

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials, field work

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand, plan, and practice safe and rewarding introductory outdoor experiences
02. Demonstrate further development of an experience profile and critical judgement relevant to your employment goals
03. Demonstrate understanding and application of cautious self-appraisal of outdoor education experience and expertise
04. Demonstrate depth of understanding of safety management

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Mangelsdorf

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 8.00 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.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Teaching Programme Plan Approx 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Reflection of Teaching Experience 1200 - 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Fatal Incident Presentation equivalent 1000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO4

Applied Learning Experience Hurdle satisfactory participation