Outdoor Education

Ms M Herlihy —

The following subjects are available for students to study in 2021

Outdoor Education: 11OED Full Year

Course Description: Year 11 Outdoor Education provides the opportunity to experience various activities in the outdoors and to develop an appreciation for the environment. The focus of the course is on environmental issues, climbing and abseiling, mountain biking and tramping.

The course benefits students who would like to explore the outdoors, or have an interest in the environment. Additionally students may discover if tourism, having adventures in the outdoors or outdoor instruction is a possible pathway for them. It will be great for those who have a positive attitude and/or are up for the challenge.

Recommended Entry Criteria: An interest in the Outdoors and the Environment and being active in the Outdoors.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 1 and 2 Unit Standard Credits

Level 1 Literacy and/or Numeracy: No

Contact Person: Ms Herlihy


Outdoor Education:   12OED   Full Year

Course Description: Outdoor Education provides the opportunity to gain technical skills and further experience a wider variety of disciplines in the outdoors.

There are adventures involving Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, and Tramping that take six full days. Most weeks will involve an offsite practical over a double period, which could start before normal classes or be during lunchtime, depending on the timetable.

The course is suitable for students who intend to be involved in the outdoors or tourism guiding industries when they leave school. Additionally it will benefit students who enjoy the outdoor environment, are organised and demonstrate a mature and responsible attitude. Students must have an acceptable attendance and discipline record to be considered for this course.

Special Restriction: The OED practical component often takes place on a Wednesday morning. Therefore, if this was the case in 2021, students cannot combine OED with Stp courses.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Good attendance and behavioural record (Students must be physically fit)

UE Literacy: No

Qualifications to be gained: Level 1, 2, and 3 Unit Standards credits

Next step: 13OED

Contact Person: Ms Herlihy


Outdoor Education:   13OED   Full Year

Course Description: Year 13 Outdoor Education provides the opportunity to build on current skills, and experience other activities in the outdoors. The focus is on risk management, managing emergency incidents in the outdoors, leading your own activities, planning and critical thinking.

There are major focuses involving Lead Rock Climbing, Expedition planning and participation, Risk Management, Outdoor First Aid, Leadership and Facilitation in the outdoors and Cycle Touring. Most weeks will involve a practical (often offsite for three hours a week) and taking up to 12 school days in total. The course benefits students who would like to further their leadership and risk management skills, (particularly in an outdoor environment), and who have a positive attitude and/or are up for the challenge.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Successful completion of either 12OED or 12Spl. Students who have not studied these courses and have a proven outdoor skills record would need to apply for consideration, which includes attendance records and behaviour checks.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Unit Standard Credits

UE Literacy: No

UE Approved: No

Restrictions: The OED practical component occurs over double periods (this year on a Tuesday) and runs through to after school.

Contact Person: Ms Herlihy