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.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials and practical field experience

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: EBOEB or EBOREB or EBOEXB


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 learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days required9 day

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsStudents will complete 9 days of practical field experiences.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and explain values beliefs that underpin why you participate in the particular outdoor activity.
02. Research and reflect on your own philosophy of your experience in the setting and the activity. Consider possibilities on how it may inform your own relationship to that environment.
03. Develop and demonstrate the outdoor travel skills through participation in the journey in a relatively remote and natural setting.
04. 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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, All Year, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 2 - 51
One 9.00 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 2 - 50
Ten 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000-word assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2

Practical competencies (Equivalent 1800 words).Hurdle requirement: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work.

N/AOtherIndividualYes40 SILO3, SILO4