Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

You love the outdoors and want to share this passion with other people. You want to lead, inspire and teach others. You want a degree that will give you the opportunity to explore alpine areas, rock climb, paddle and bushwalk. When you graduate, you want options to work in different areas across your career. During this degree, you'll learn leadership, teaching and people skills and put these into practice in a variety of settings. Your subjects are a blend of hands-on and theoretical work, and include outdoor leadership, community and bush environments, and coastal environments. Your studies will focus on blending hands-on experiences, such as camps, and fieldwork, with the theory learned. Your future may see you teaching in Australia or overseas, or running outdoor education centres. Perhaps you'll work in resorts, councils or community organisations. And maybe you'll start your own ecotourism company. Areas of study include: aquatics and water safety, coastal environments, community and bush environments, education outdoors, environmental studies, health and physical activity in society, interpersonal practice and counselling skills, outdoor and physical education, outdoor experience, outdoor leadership and experiential learning, pedagogy and place, population and global health perspectives, practicum in outdoor and environmental education, rock environments, sustainable earth, teaching in outdoor and environmental education, water environments.

Structure

360 credit points

Subjects

  • Aquatics and water safety, coastal environments, community and bush environments, education outdoors, environmental studies, health and physical activity in society, interpersonal practice and counselling skills, outdoor and physical education, outdoor experience, outdoor leadership and experiential learning, pedagogy and place, population and global health perspectives, practicum in outdoor and environmental education, rock environments, sustainable Earth, teaching in outdoor and environmental education, water environments.

Standard entry requirements

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2019) and recent secondary graduates (2017 and 2018) Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English. This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Guaranteed ATAR This program has a guaranteed ATAR. If you meet the program pre-requisites and any Essential Requirements for Admission, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below. This is not a minimum ATAR or the lowest ATAR selection rank.. Subject Adjustments A study score of 40 in Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. Entry requirements (non year 12) Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study This course uses the applicants entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any single subjects of study, or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST). Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study This course uses the applicants entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience This course uses the applicants entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. If you are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education you can consider applying for the following programs: Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) Program - designed to provide you with an alternative entry pathway into tertiary study. Diploma of Outdoor Recreation, Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation SEDA Group Diploma of Sport Development - guaranteed offer for students who have completed their diploma It is recommended that you also undertake additional work to enhance your application including: working in an outdoor related field in a paid employment and/or voluntary capacity, or obtaining additional qualifications or experience. You may complete a single subject enrolment in a related field. Important to note: Following these suggestions will not guarantee a place into this program. There are specific entry requirements to meet the expected standards of the external regulation bodies. Further study options Master of Teaching (Secondary) Master of Teaching (Primary)

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $84,300 No information available Yes No information available
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $84,300 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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