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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Dr Toni Hilland



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit provides students with a theoretical and practical orientation to community and commercial workplaces in the sport and outdoor recreation sector. A theoretical framework is established. Topics include social trends and demographics, client needs, environmental and lifestyle considerations, resources and programming, employment requirements and standards including certification and program evaluation techniques. The framework is then used in the analysis of programs and practices in sport and/or outdoor recreation industry settings. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 days of approved work experience and/or training within the sector.


Upon successful completion of the unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate through written reports a detailed knowledge of the application of professional programs in the sport and outdoor recreation sector
  2. demonstrate performance competency in selected activities where required
  3. safely plan and implement a program in the selected activities in workplace and training settings within the sector
  4. produce written documents which critically examine and evaluate the provision of sport and outdoor recreation opportunities in the community.


Assessment task 1 (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment task 2 (2000 words, 50%)
Satisfactory completion of practical components and fieldwork

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

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

  • 24 contact hours per semester plus additional days for fieldwork may be required

(b.) Additional requirements:

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

See also Unit timetable information

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