Outdoor Education


In Outdoor Education students gain an understanding of ecology, environmental sustainability, cultural perspectives, and physical and emotional health through participating in outdoor activities.

Course Details

  • ATAR
  • NTCET 20 points
  • Cost: $850

About the Subject

Students learn about leading groups in the outdoors by participating in 3 outdoor experiences. The course focuses on leadership theory, risk management and leave no trace principles. Students also use their experiences in the outdoors to reflect on and evaluate management of parks and reserves with respect to current conservation issues and impacts caused by nature based recreation 


Students demonstrate their learning through the following assessment types:

School Based Assessment Weighting
Folio 20%
2 x Group practicals + reflections 30%
Self reliant journey 20%
External Assessment
Investigation 30%

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

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