This unit provides students with place based knowledge, ecology and environment specific understanding of land management and usage in central and southern Victoria. Mountain biking and cycle touring will be used as platforms to explore track and trail design and use development. Factors such as erosion and soil type specific to location and activity as well as human interaction with environments will be considered. Students will develop the knowledge and skill to live, travel, and lead safe multi day journeys in mountain environments. Students will develop an appreciation of the physical, mental and social demands and benefits of using adventure based activities to inquire into natural environments.
Off campus field teaching in this unit may require a levy for incidental fees for accommodation, transport and camping.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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 field teaching work and practicums.
Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):