Outdoor and Environment – Alpine

VCE Outdoor Environmental Studies – students wishing to complete VCE OED are advised to enrol in Units 1 and 2 in year 10, as they must complete Units 3 and 4 in Year 11.


This unit of study will have a focus on exploring and learning about the alpine environment. The main practical experience being a trip to the snow to explore and learn about the alpine ecology through cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The unit will also cover navigation, food and its relationship with the environment.


Alpine Outdoor Education:  Semester Two has an alpine focus.

Students will complete activities in the alpine environment, such as, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and orienteering.

Links to further study:

This unit would be an advantage to those students considering completing VCE Outdoor Environmental Studies or a career in the outdoor and recreation industry.

Selection advice:

All excursions are compulsory as they link directly to common assessment tasks.  This unit will have a cost of approximately $400.

Please note, students can undertake Outdoor and Environment in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

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