Students undertake this unit in order to develop applied skills in natural environments and outdoor leadership. Throughout the internship students maintain a professional reflective journal in which they document facets of their learning as it unfolds through observation, participation, trial and error and the requirements to work under pressure as part of a team. Students will consider their place in diverse teams, organisations and consider how broader stakeholder groups are impacted or assisted by natural environments and outdoor leadership practices. 

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Initiate a genuine workplace project that involves self-management and reflection on process;  
  2. Adapt the skills and knowledge acquired in their natural environments and outdoor leadership studies to a professional setting;  
  3. Articulate the role and value of natural environment and outdoor leadership expertise in an organisation; and,  
  4. Critically reflect on natural environment and outdoor leadership practices in relation to a genuine workplace project.  


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
Journal Project research and development journal Pass/Fail
Portfolio Documentation or artefacts emerging from project activities Pass/Fail
Report Evaluative report Pass/Fail

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