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VCAL VCE OUTDOOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Outdoor and Environmental study is a study of the way humans interact with and relate to natural environments. This includes environments that have minimum influence for humans, but may also include environments subject to human intervention.  The study is directed towards enabling students to make critically informed comments on questions of environmental sustainability and to understand the importance of environmental health, particularly in local contexts.

Unit 1: Exploring outdoor experiences (Year 11)

This unit examines some of the ways in which humans understand and relate to nature through experiences of outdoor environments. The focus is on individuals and their personal responses to and experiences of outdoor environments. 

Unit 2: Discovering outdoor environments (Year 12)

This unit focuses on the characteristics of outdoor environments and different ways of understanding them. Students study nature‚Äôs impact on humans, as well as the ecological, social and economic implications of human impact on outdoor environments. Students develop a clear understanding of the impact of technologies and changing human lifestyles on outdoor environments.   

Career Options 

Professional Guides (Bushwalking, Rock Climbing, Rafting, Mountain Biking, Alpine Sports, Surfing), Divers, Environmental Scientists, Ecotourism, National Parks Officers, Outdoor Adventure Officers, Outdoor Education Teachers, Outdoor Environment Administration, Outdoor Environment Management, Rescue Service Officers, Ski Instructors, University Lecturers

Approximate cost of subject to run camps / excursions (e.g. surfing, snorkeling, hiking, skiing etc) : $400