Faculty of Education

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Beau Miles


This unit develops the theory and practice of leadership and programming in relation to outdoor recreation. Concepts, principles, styles, leadership skills and programming techniques are investigated as they might occur in a broad range of settings. Ten days of fieldwork allows students to gain experience in applying these skills.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts of leadership and programming
  2. explain and critique the theories of leadership and programming
  3. examine the practice of leadership and programming
  4. apply theoretical concepts and demonstrate skills appropriate to their own philosophy of leadership and programming
  5. display the ability to lead a range of different activities utilising various styles as appropriate in selected outdoor activities
  6. develop personalised and group programs to suit a range of settings.


Assessment Task 1: Class test (1000 word equivalent): 25%
Assessment Task 2: Practical Leadership Skills Assessment (2000 word equivalent - Students must achieve a pass grade in this assessment task): 50%
Assessment Task 3: Fieldwork journal (1000 words): 25%. Satisfactory completion of fieldwork planning and fieldwork.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


EDF1604 or EDF1612