Credit points: 30

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. The subject incorporates: student research and presentations, and practical experience in the selected place.


Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorPhilippa Morse

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


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

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. Demonstrate safety knowledge and skills specific to coastal travel, through a focus on navigation, working with tides, living and travel skills, group management, minimal impact practices, health and hygiene, first aid in remote settings, communications and weather interpretation.
02. Research an aspect of cultural and natural history, ecology and/or coastal management and present findings to a group.
03. Further develop outdoor living and travelling skills through participation in a continuous extended journey in a relatively remote natural setting.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 03-48, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPhilippa Morse

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 3 - 48
One 16.00 d field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 3 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 3 - 48
One 2.00 d field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 3 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 14 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 14 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 21 - 21
One 3.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2,000 word assignment Assignment includes research into a particular facet of the place and participation in field workN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2
Practical Competencies Equiv. 1800 words) Practical work hurdle (compulsory): Satisfactory participation and performance in practical workN/AN/AN/AYes40 SILO1, SILO3
One 20 minute presentation (Equiv 500 words) Presentation is of the research findings from the assignment -(Individual)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2