Outdoor Education (Education)

Unit set code: EMAOUT | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Major
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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.

Unit set structure

For a major study students must complete 96 credit points of study comprising:

  • 24 credit points (2) Curriculum and Pedagogy units
  • 72 credit points (6) Specialist Area units
What is a unit?

A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

Level 1 Units

Level 2 Units

Level 3 Units

Curriculum and Pedagogy Units

More units within this unit set

Please note: Students will be required by the completion of the Level 1 units to have a current Leaders Wilderness First Aid certificate (or equivalent). An opportunity to complete this certificate will be offered in Level 1.

As part of a course

This unit set is studied as part of the following course(s):

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