This unit provides students with knowledge and theory concerning risk management for individuals and groups in natural environments.  Students will consider the natural environment and context specific development and interpretation of appropriate organisational policy, law, legal liability, industry accreditation and certification.  Risk management theory will be applied to the development of professional ethics in this context.  Students will be introduced to search and rescue and incident management process and skills. 

Off campus field laboratories in this unit may require a levy for incidental fees for accommodation, transport and camping.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SOL2004

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Scrutinise industry standard risk management processes for Natural Environments;  
  2. Substantiate professional knowledge surrounding risk, duty of care and legal liability;  
  3. Develop risk management plans to provide for the safety and well-being of individuals and groups in natural environments; and,  
  4. Demonstrate the application of search and rescue and incident management skills and technique in natural environments.  

Assessment

Due to risk management and professional/industry requirements to demonstrate knowledge and skill within both simulated and workplace environments, graded attendance and hurdle tasks apply to laboratory work and practicums.
Assessment type Description Grade
Report Industry Standards Report 25%
Test Risk, Duty of Care, Legal liability 25%
Assignment Written Assignment (risk management plan development) 25%
Laboratory Work Field Lab Assessment (simulations) 25%

Required reading

Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs - scenarios of accidents, incidents and misadventures.
Attarian, A., (2012)
Human Kinetics, Champaign IL

Risk Management in the Outdoors: A whole of organisation approach for education, sport and recreation.
Dickson, T. J., & Gray, T. L., (2012)
Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom

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