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 ones 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.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: REC110. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Environmental Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

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

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


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.