REC210 Outdoor Recreation Field Skills 3 (8)

In this subject students develop the knowledge and skills required to lead and manage groups of people in outdoor recreation activities. Effective leadership and communication skills are developed in real-life settings. Students are taught the importance of minimising the impact of outdoor recreation activities on the natural environment. 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: REC210. 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 lead groups in short-duration outdoor recreation activities
  • be able to contribute leadership in advanced level, long-duration outdoor recreation activities
  • be able to minimise the effects on the environment of outdoor recreation activities
  • be able to give clear instruction whilst leading groups
  • be able to manage first aid response in remote and/or isolated areas


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Development of outdoor recreation field skills
  • Leadership and facilitation
  • Group dynamics, conflict resolution and effective communication
  • Environmental impact of outdoor recreation
  • First aid and emergency response


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.