Approx Cost:
$600.00 paid in three $200.00 instalments at the start of Terms 1, 2 and 3. The cost of suitable personal clothing must be met by the students.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Open. A genuine interest and prior experience in outdoor pursuits is an advantage. Due to the risks involved in the course a high standard of personal responsibility is required. Students will also require suitable outdoor clothing to ensure their safety when participating in activities. A gear list is provided prior to the course.

There is a limited number of places in this course due to health and safety requirements. The intention is to have two classes. If the course is oversubscribed, the following will happen to finalise class numbers:

  1. Firstly, the student’s course priority will be used to finalise the class numbers.
  2. Second, students who have completed an 11 OED course will be given priority over those that have not taken OED in the past
  3. Finally, if this does not result in class sizes of 18, a course selection morning session will be run 9a.m. Monday 28thth November at school to confirm the 2023 class lists.



Course Outline:

There are Unit Standards in kayaking, ski/snowboard, rock climbing and mountain biking.

Students will attend trips and overnight camps that result in absences from other subjects. Attending these trips and overnight camps is a required part of assessment to gain credits during this course. Students are expected to catch up on all missed work.

Where Does It Lead:

This course can lead to 303OED depending on the performance in this course. This course can be valuable in occupations where self-confidence, commitment and good communication skills are needed and can lead into the adventure tourism industry and to tertiary courses in outdoor pursuits.

For further information see:
Mr Aitken.