L2 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Mastny

Recommended Prior Learning

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An introductory Outdoor Education course consisting of a practical content which includes theoretical aspects. Learners will develop a knowledge and understanding of a broad range of Outdoor Pursuits and the measures and risk management involved to conduct a safe and effective activity. 

Topics include; White Water Kayaking, bush craft, team building and interpersonal skills development, risk management analysis, alpine climbing and snowboarding (achievement and unit standards offered). Successful completion of this course leads to a National Certificate in Outdoor Experiences at Level 2. The Outdoor Pursuits Industry is a major focus in New Zealand. 

This course creates a pathway towards a National Diploma in Outdoor Recreation (Instruction).

NOTE: There are 4 major field assessments that involve time during and outside of school hours and a heavily subsidised cost.

Learning Areas:

Physical Education & Health


L3 Outdoor Education

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery