The most fun you can have! If you want to learn about adventure with highly qualified outdoor professionals and through hands on experiences in rock climbing, white water rafting, hiking, and skiing as well as develop an in-depth understanding about the natural environments and places you will visit and why people choose to go there, then the Outdoor Education major is for you. The use of industry partnerships and critical evidence based practice to inform teaching will ensure that during the course you will learn all the skills needed to lead in the outdoors and teach VCE Outdoor and Environmental studies. The Outdoor Education major provides the opportunity for students to build highly valued character traits including leadership, integrity, cultural sensitivity, and psychological resilience. The final two units of this major are designed to engage students in content connected to the principles and practices of professionalism, entrepreneurship, innovation and design characteristics related to the specialist area.
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- Curriculum Inquiry
- Understanding Processes of Innovation
- Natural Environments 1
- Safety in Natural Environments
- River Environments 1
- River Environments 2
- Outdoor and Environmental Philosophy
- Environmental Inquiry, Sustainability and Communities
Please note: Students will be required by the completion of second year to have a current Leaders Wilderness First Aid certificate (or equivalent). An opportunity to complete this certificate will be offered.
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