10 Outdoor Education

Year 10: 1 Semester / Responsible Living

Australian Curriculum Website: https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/health-and-physical-education/

Pre-Requisite:  Nil


Year 10 Outdoor Education is the introduction to the Outdoor Education pathway at Heathfield High School. The course covers all topic covered in SACE Outdoor Education at an introductory level. Students are given the opportunity to try a range of different outdoor experiences while learning the theory required to  onduct these activities safely, effectively whilst having a minimal impact on the environment.

Topics may include

Practical components include:

  • rock climbing (indoor and outdoor)
  • bushwalking
  • orienteering
  • mountain bike riding
  • high ropes
  • aquatics (surfing, snorkelling, windsurfing)
  • camp (3 days)

Theory components include:

  • group dynamics and leadership
  • environmental study
  • human impacts
  • planning principles
  • risk assessment
  • first aid
  • navigation
  • up cycling


Students are assessed against the health and physical education Australian Curriculum achievement standards.

  • practical applications
  • written assignment work
  • reflections
  • evaluations

Additional Information

Costs: A cost of $400 (subject to approval, subject to change in 2022) will cover the charges associated with cost of venue hire, transportation and instructors' fees.