Outdoor Education (Units 3 & 4) - General

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Course Code:
General Pathway
C grade or better in Outdoor Education Units 1 & 2

Due to surfing being offered, students must pass a swim test, the swim test may include;
A timed 400m swim
A timed run-swim-run
A timed treading water component
Course Description:
This course is about Outdoor  Experiences, Self and Others, Expedition skills, planning and environmental awareness.
Unit 3
The focus of this unit is being responsible in the outdoors. In this unit students are exposed to the broad range of responsibilities involved in undertaking short duration expeditions. They explore the responsibilities involved in planning related to selecting appropriate resources, establishing a risk management process and enhancing their abilities to respond to an emergency.
Unit 4
The focus for this unit is attaining independence in the outdoors. Students further their performance and competence at increasing levels of self-sufficiency, technical understanding and physical fitness to deal with a range of challenges. They are involved in planning for participation in extended expeditions. They become more proficient in outdoor activity, roping and navigational skills. They are able to conduct emergency response processes.
Unit Learning Context
Activities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Camping
  • Archery
  • Roping, climbing, abseiling
  • Bushwalking
Course Assessment:
Practical - 50%
Theory & written assignments - 50%

Note – A detailed assessment statement will be provided to students at the commencement of the course.

This course will not have an external examination, however, students will be required to sit an externally set task (50 minutes duration). The EST is a compulsory assessment subject to the same ttendance requirements as Senior School Exams.
Additional Information:
To establish optimal teaching, learning and assessment situations for this unit, it is compulsory that students participate in at least one single day excursion and a minimum of an overnight expedition in a natural environment.