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Stage 2

SACE Stage 2 – Outdoor Education (Year 12)

SACE Credits


Does this subject include an exam?



Successful completion of at least one Semester of Stage 1 Outdoor Education is recommended.

Course Content

Students undertake studies in each of the three focus areas:

  • Conservation and sustainability

  • Human connections with nature

  • Personal growth and development

Learning Requirements

Students will develop their skills, knowledge and understanding for learning in natural environments. Students develop an appreciation of their place in natural environments through learning experiences that take place in a variety of geographical locations. As they spend time learning in natural environments students develop a broad range of skills, knowledge, and understanding to support and manage safe, sustainable and responsive experiences in natural environments.

Students develop planning and risk management strategies and practical skills for outdoor activities and journeys. Through a range of outdoor experiences, students develop self-confidence, initiative, self-reliance, leadership, and collaborative skills that enable them to travel in a safe and environmentally sustainable way through natural environments in group contexts. The development of skills, knowledge and understanding may be assessed in the three Assessment Types through planning reports, documented student evidence and reflections.

The focus areas provide real-life contexts through which students develop transferable skills in the following key areas:

  • Preparation and Planning for outdoor experiences

  • Managing risk

  • Leadership and decision making

  • Self-reliance skills


Further study options include degrees in Sport, Health and Physical Activity, Teaching or further training in Fitness, Sport and Recreation.

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