Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2014 (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.


Class test (1000 words equivalent, 25%)
Practical leadership skills assessment (2000 words equivalent, 50% - students must achieve a pass grade in this assessment task)
Fieldwork journal (1000 words, 25%)
Satisfactory completion of fieldwork planning and fieldwork

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 contact hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the required minimum hours per semester

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


EDF1604 or EDF1612