Bachelor of Outdoor Education

includes:

Bachelor of Outdoor Education

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Outdoor Education BOutdoorEd

Availability

Bachelor of Outdoor Education (3415OE)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Outdoor Education

Full-time: 4.125 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Essential requirements for admission

Higher CSU English Language Proficiency requirements

For International students from non-English-speaking backgrounds: an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in reading and writing, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening).

Demonstrate minimum capability in the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) non-academic attribute and motivation requirements for effective teachers.

Applicants with higher education study

* Successful completion of at least two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

* Completed bridging or enabling course

* Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

* A completed AQF Certificate III (or higher) at an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
* 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification at an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.


Applicants with recent secondary education (within past two years)

* ATAR-based admission
* An ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors)

Other admission options

* Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
* CSU Diploma of General Studies
* Elite Athletes Program

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

The Bachelor of Outdoor Education includes a 16-point credit package for completion of a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation. Students who have completed the TAFE Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation are awarded transfer credit represented as REC01C Outdoor Recreation Credit (16 points) upon application. This credit package has been updated in CSU's CPM.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 264 points.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Outdoor Education includes studies that will enable graduates to teach in two secondary teaching areas (7-12). All students will complete studies (as majors) for the Victorian Certificate of Education secondary teaching area Outdoor and Environmental Studies and one other choosing from HSIE/Geography, Earth and Environmental Science or Biology.

To graduate with the Bachelor of Outdoor Education, students must complete 31 subjects (including the subject EEB106 zero points), plus the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation from an external provider. The Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation is represented on the students transcript as a 16-point credit package REC01C Outdoor Recreation Credit. Including this credit package, the Bachelor of Outdoor Education has a total point value of 264 points. All subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.


CORE SUBJECTS

Core Studies (1 subject)
LIT101 Language and Text

Core Indigenous Culture & History Subject (1 subject)
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Core Professional Experience Subjects (3 subjects)
EPT241 Professional Experience Introduction
EPT329 Working Within the Community
EPT443 Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context (16 points)

Community Professional Experience Subject (1 subject)
EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program (0 points)

Core Education Subjects (7 subjects)
ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education
ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
ESC407 Classroom Technology
EEP306 Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms
EED408 Successful Teaching
EED422 Adolescent and Child Learning and Development
EEA406 Managing the Classroom Environment

Core Discipline Subjects for the Secondary Teaching Area of Outdoor and Environmental Studies (6 subjects)
REC167 Leadership and Communication
PKM260 Interpretation and Environmental Education
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk
REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism
PKM302 Philosophy of Outdoor Education

Core Curriculum Methods Subjects for the Secondary Teaching Area of Outdoor and Environmental Studies (2 subjects)
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Health & Physical Education & Outdoor Education
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Senior Health, Physical, Outdoor and Environmental Education

Depending on their second teaching area (major), students study the appropriate group of secondary discipline subjects and curriculum methods subjects as listed below.

For a secondary teaching area of HSIE/Geography, students complete the following:
Compulsory Discipline Subjects (7 subjects)
MTH100 Foundation Mathematics
ENM101 People and the Environment
GEO164 Earth System Processes
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
GEO204 Ecological Soils
GEO303 Climatology
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
Restricted Elective Discipline Subjects (select 1 subject)
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology or ENM308 Sustainable Development
Compulsory Curriculum Methods Subjects (2 subjects)
EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society and Environment
EMH442 Curriculum Method 2: Society and Environment


For a secondary teaching area of Biology, students complete the following:
Compulsory Discipline Subjects (6 subjects)
MTH105 Introductory Mathematics
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
BMS236 Integrated Pharmacology and Pathophysiology for Allied Health Practice
BIO328 Restoration Ecology
Restricted Elective Discipline Subjects ( (select 1 subject from each set, i.e. total of 2 subjects)
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis or BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO312 Landscape Ecology or BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
Compulsory Curriculum Methods Subjects (2 subjects)
EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science
EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science

For a secondary teaching area of Earth and Environmental Science, students complete the
following:
Compulsory Discipline Subjects (8 subjects)
MTH105 Introductory Mathematics
ENM123 Past Environments: An Introduction to Historic Ecology
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
GEO164 Earth System Processes
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
GEO204 Ecological Soils
GEO303 Climatology
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and management
Compulsory Curriculum Methods Subjects (2 subjects)
EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science
EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science

NOTE: Initial teacher education students are required to pass both components of the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as part of the accreditation requirements of this course and before commencement of the final professional experience placement. Further information about the LANTITE including how to register can be found on the Lantite website of https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

KEY SUBJECTS
Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course. Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course. Student must pass key subjects at no more than two attempts. Effective from 202030, key subjects for the Bachelor of Outdoor Education course are as follows:

LIT101 Language and Text
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
MTH100 Foundation Mathematics
MTH105 Introductory Mathematics

Enrolment Pattern

All students will complete studies (as majors) for the Victorian Certificate of Education secondary teaching area Outdoor and Environmental Studies and one other choosing from HSIE/Geography, Earth and Environmental Science or Biology.

Enrolment pattern for the secondary teaching areas of Outdoor and Environmental Studies and HSIE/Geography,
Year 1 - Session 1*
REC167 Leadership and Communication
MTH100 Foundation Mathematics
LIT101 Language and Text
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 1 - Session 2*
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
ENM101 People and the Environment
GEO164 Earth System Processes
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 1 - Session 3
EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program (0 points)
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 - Session 1*
PKM260 Interpretation and Environmental Education
PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 2 - Session 2*
PKM302 Philosophy of Outdoor Education
REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism
GEO303 Climatology
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 2 - Session 3
GEO204 Ecological Soils

Year 3 - Session 1
EED422 Adolescent and child learning and development
EED408 Successful Teaching
GEO314 River Hydrology and Geomorphology or ENM308 Sustainable Development
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Health & Physical Education and Outdoor Education

Year 3 - Session 2
EPT241 Professional Experience Introduction (20 day placement 7-10)
EEP306 Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms
GEO360 Community Engagement and Capacity Building
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Senior Health, Physical, Outdoor and Environmental Education

Year 3 - Session 3
EEA406 Managing the Classroom Environment

Year 4 - Session 1
EPT329 Working Within the Community
ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education
EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society and Environment

Year 4, Session 2
EPT443 Professional Experience: Effective teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context
ESC407 Classroom Technology
EMH442 Curriculum Method 2: Society and Environment

*These sessions contain 3 CSU subjects rather than 4 as students are concurrently enrolled in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation with an external provider.

Enrolment pattern for the secondary teaching areas of Outdoor and Environmental Studies and Earth and Environmental Science

Year 1 - Session 1*
REC167 Leadership and Communication
MTH105 Introductory Mathematics
LIT101 Language and Text
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 1 - Session 2*
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
ENM123 Past Environments: An Introduction to Historic Ecology
GEO164 Earth System Processes
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 1 - Session 3
EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program (0 points)
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 - Session 1*
PKM260 Interpretation and Environmental Education
PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 2 - Session 2*
PKM302 Philosophy of Outdoor Education
REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism
GEO303 Climatology
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 2 - Session 3
GEO204 Ecological Soils

Year 3 - Session 1
EED422 Adolescent and child learning and development
EED408 Successful Teaching
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Health & Physical Education and Outdoor Education

Year 3 - Session 2
EPT241 Professional Experience Introduction (20 day placement 7-10)
EEP306 Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms
GEO305 Groundwater Hydrology and management
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Senior Health, Physical, Outdoor and Environmental Education

Year 3 - Session 3
EEA406 Managing the Classroom Environment

Year 4 - Session 1
EPT329 Working Within the Community
ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education
EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science

Year 4, Session 2
EPT443 Professional Experience: Effective teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context
ESC407 Classroom Technology
EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science

*These sessions contain 3 CSU subjects rather than 4 as students are concurrently enrolled in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation with an external provider.

Enrolment pattern for the secondary teaching areas of Outdoor and Environmental Studies and Biology

Year 1 - Session 1*
REC167 Leadership and Communication
MTH105 Introductory Mathematics
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 1 - Session 2*
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 1 - Session 3
EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program (0 points)
LIT101 Language and Text

Year 2 - Session 1*
PKM260 Interpretation and Environmental Education
PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk
BIO263 Methods for Environmental Data Analysis or BIO203 Animal Diversity
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 2 - Session 2*
PKM302 Philosophy of Outdoor Education
REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism
BMS236 Integrated Pharmacology and Pathophysiology for Allied Health Practice
(Concurrent enrolment in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation)

Year 2 - Session 3
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals

Year 3 - Session 1
EED422 Adolescent and child learning and development
EED408 Successful Teaching
BIO312 Landscape Ecology or BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Health & Physical Education and Outdoor Education

Year 3 - Session 2
EPT241 Professional Experience Introduction (20 day placement 7-10)
EEP306 Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms
BIO328 Restoration Ecology
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Senior Health, Physical, Outdoor and Environmental Education

Year 3 - Session 3
EEA406 Managing the Classroom Environment

Year 4 - Session 1
EPT329 Working Within the Community
ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education
EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science

Year 4, Session 2
EPT443 Professional Experience: Effective teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context
ESC407 Classroom Technology
EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science

*These sessions contain 3 CSU subjects rather than 4 as students are concurrently enrolled in Cert IV Outdoor Recreation with an external provider.

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program
EPT241 Professional Experience - Introduction to the Secondary Context
EPT329 Working Within The Community
EPT443 Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BIO100 Concepts of Biology
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
ENM101 People and the Environment

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

All of CSUs ITE programs including the Bachelor of Outdoor Education are accredited according to National Program Standards prescribed by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). These include both the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and the ITE Program Standards.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is the state-based regulator, and it is their responsibility to administer the AITSL National Program Standards in NSW through the process of program accreditation. In addition to being the NSW ITE program accrediting authority, they also administer teacher registration.

The Bachelor of Outdoor Education is accredited until December 2019 by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for national accreditation as recognised by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). A submission will be made to NESA in 2019 for stage 2 national accreditation by AITSL. Program accreditation is for up to 5 years and provides graduates with a qualification and eligibility for Provisional Accreditation to teach in NSW schools.

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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