Outdoor Education General

  • Course Code - GEOED
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $130.00

Based on 2018 pricing and subject to change. See Additional Cost Item Information Sheet for additional costs

Course Outline

The focus of this Course is experiencing the outdoors, building confidence in the outdoors and outdoor leadership. The course offers the opportunity to safely engage in a range of outdoor activities that pose challenges and encourage students to step outside their comfort zone. These include:
•    Attaining a Surf Rescue Certificate
•    Surfing and Kayaking
•    Abseiling and Rock climbing
•    Mountain Biking

Students will also:
•    Develop self-awareness, personal skills, interpersonal and leadership skills
•    Develop risk management strategies and basic first aid skills
•    Develop environmental awareness and interpretation, including minimal impact, and students are invited to acknowledge their relationship with nature

Students are required to attend 2 expeditions and a 1 day excursion during which they will be assessed on Course outcomes. Most practical sessions in unit 1 are aquatic based. Students are required to participate in all of these sessions.

Where a student cannot attend an expedition or excursion, a medical note will be required.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

The ability to swim 200m continuously in open water, and it is desired to have a passion for outdoor pursuits. It is highly recommended students have a good level of fitness, as this course is physically challenging.

 

Further Study

Year 12 - Outdoor Education General

Course Code GTOED