No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

REC110 Outdoor Recreation Field Skills 1 (8)


In this subject students develop the knowledge and skills required for safe involvement in outdoor recreation activities. Theory and fieldwork components will help students to develop safe practice and an understanding of one’s own capabilities and limitations in outdoor recreation settings. Students will be taught the importance of sound preparation for outdoor recreation activities, and will become proficient in wilderness first aid and emergency care. Specialised training in various outdoor recreation activities will be an intrinsic part of the subject.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Environmental Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the course Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism) at the Port Macquarie campus

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to competently participate in a range of outdoor recreation activities
  • be able to establish effective teamwork and manage group behaviour in outdoor recreation settings
  • be able to implement effective safety and risk management in outdoor recreation settings
  • be able to provide first aid


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Planning skills
  • Emergency management skills
  • Effective communication
  • Conservation and care of the environment
  • Leadership styles
  • Understanding group dynamics & facilitation
  • Understanding strengths and weaknesses
  • Skills for a range of outdoor activities


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.