Course Title: Organising and Implementing Primary School Camps

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Organising and Implementing Primary School Camps

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Philip Doecke

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7864

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.01

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None listed

Course Description

This is an elective course that focuses on involving students in the organisation, planning and running of an outdoor education camp. The camp is a practically based intensive course where students work in activity groups to organise the requirements for the camp. Students will be assigned a variety of tasks and are expected to conduct those activities to a high safety standard. Students will keep a journal documenting their experiences, thoughts and understandings concerning the camp and its transfer to teaching.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:
• Develop a basic knowledge of the legalities involved in taking children away on school camps.
• Access and use a wide range of suitable resources.
• Collaborate with others to organise an outdoor education camp drawing upon appropriate techniques and teaching strategies.
• Appreciate and apply safety standards to the planning of educational camps.
• Develop group work skills through the preparation, and organisation of the camp.

Upon completion of this course students will:
• Articulate how outdoor and adventure experiences contribute to students’ learning.
• Work both independently and collaboratively in planning a camp, and specific activities.
• Model safe and appropriate behaviours in a school camp context.
• Display initiative, adaptability and resourcefulness in this learning setting.

ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities:
• Skills in using ICT for communication, presentation, work preparation and implementation.
• Personal proficiency in using ICT.

VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• Teachers know their students.
• Teachers plan and assess for effective learning.
• Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities which may include workshops, planning, research sports games and other activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

See part B

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, journal writing, presentation, examination, written, oral or performance based assessment).
Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.