Outdoor Education

Year 10
Subject Information

Students can choose a one semester unit in this subject.

Subject Description

This course is a study of the natural environment, developing an awareness of environmental issues through observation and evaluation. 

By participating in a camp and field trips, students are able to develop knowledge and skills while reflecting on their personal, group, and social development. Outdoor Education offers students the chance to be involved in a wide range of outdoor adventure activities that may include:

  • Rock Climbing (indoor and outdoor at Morialta)

  • Canoe skill day

  • Canoe Camp Murray River

The emphasis is on team skills and the development of self-confidence, through achievement in the face of challenge and sometimes adversity. Specific skills are taught within the framework of each activity, enabling students to be independent participants in those activities for life. 

Experiences in navigation, First Aid and camp planning to foster learning by doing and develop a focus on positive lifestyle choices and a respect for environmental conservation.

Course Fees

Students who choose this subject must participate in the practical application of the skills learnt in the course. The cost for the practical components of the course is $280.00 to cover instructors, transport, accommodation and equipment used during this unit of work.

Additional Costs


Criterion A:

Knowing & Understanding

Criterion C:

Applying and Performing

Criterion B:

Planning for Performance

Criterion D:

Reflecting and Improving Performance

Learning Area Map