12 Outdoor Education

SACE Stage 2:  20 Credits / 2 Semesters / Reponsible Living

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/outdoor-education/stage-2

Pre-Requisite:  Nil


Outdoor Education is the study of the human connection to natural environments through outdoor activities. Students develop their sense of self-reliance and build relationships with people and natural environments. Outdoor Education focuses on the development of awareness of environmental issues through observation and evaluation. By participating in outdoor activities, students develop knowledge and skills, and reflect on their personal, group, and social development.

Topics may include

Practical components include:

  • rock climbing (4 day camp)
  • bushwalking (4 day camp)
  • self-reliant (3 day camp)

Theory components include:

  • environmental studies
  • human impacts
  • planning principles
  • risk assessment and management


Students are assessed against the SACE Stage 2 Outdoor Education achievement standards

  • human impact analysis
  • rockclimbing skills evaluation
  • bushwalking and self reliant
  • planning and skills evaluation
  • connections with natural environment investigation

Additional Information

Subject Fees: $850.00 to cover costs associated with each of the three expeditions and lead up activities.
   •  food for expeditions is an additional cost
   •  an outdoor education shirt will be offered at a cost of $30
   •  if student has not gained their Senior First Aid certificate, it is strongly recommended this is done at own cost 

In selecting this subject, students will need to be prepared to undertake aspects of the course out of normal hours, specifically the expeditions and lead-up activities. Students will need to participate in all camps and training days.

All subject costs are subject to approval, are approximate and subject to change in 2023.

Last updated: 01/07/22