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Outdoor Education

Type

Minor, Sub-Major

Description

This Minor and Sub-Major prepares students to have the minimum foundational knowledge, practical, planning, instruction and critical thinking skills to begin professional practice as an outdoor leader in introductory environments with non-complex groups.  The Sub-Major includes additional knowledge and experience to practice in a broader range of contexts with increased depth in engaging others in social justice/Indigenous perspectives. Students completing an Education program or continuing to Masters of Teaching will meet requirements to teach Outdoor Education to Year 10 upon completion of the Minor, and to year 12 with the Sub-Major.

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

Courses

Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
MINOR
Foundations of Outdoor Leadership HLTH 2024 4.5 0 Rule(s): 1
Outdoor, Wilderness and Adventure Education HLTH 3052 4.5 0
Plus 9.0 units from the courses below
Leadership in Terrestrial Environments HLTH 3051 4.5 0 Rule(s): 2,3
Leadership in Aquatic Environments HLTH 3050 4.5 0 Rule(s): 2
Aboriginal Cultures HUMS 1035 4.5 0
Field Study HLTH 3009 4.5 0 Rule(s): 4
SUB-MAJOR Note(s): 1
Foundations of Outdoor Leadership HLTH 2024 4.5 0 Rule(s): 1
Outdoor, Wilderness and Adventure Education HLTH 3052 4.5 0
Leadership in Terrestrial Environments HLTH 3051 4.5 0 Rule(s): 2,3
Leadership in Aquatic Environments HLTH 3050 4.5 0 Rule(s): 2
Professional Practice in Outdoor Leadership HLTH 3068 4.5 0 Rule(s): 4
Aboriginal Cultures HUMS 1035 4.5 0

Rules

  1. This course requires students complete the Basic Skills in Kayaking either externally or through the University of South Australia prior to the course commencing.
  2. This course requires completion of 'Provide First Aid' prior to commencing.
  3. This course requires 10 days of expedition field work primarily in bush-walking contexts prior to commencing.
  4. This course requires a National Criminal History Record Check, and completion of Child-Safe Environments training before completion.
  5. All courses require a minimum level of physical competence to undertake bush-walking and canoeing/kayaking expeditions.

Notes

  1. The Sub Major requires completion of 27 units from the courses listed.