Outdoor and Environment – Exploring Coastal Environments

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 coastal environment focus. Students will learn about coastal ecology and exploring it through different outdoor activities, such as, snorkelling, surfing and walking part of the Great Ocean Road Walk.


Coastal Outdoor Education: Semester One has a coastal focus.

Students will complete practical activities, such as surfing, snorkelling, sea kayaking, bush walking, mountain biking, camp cooking and bushwalk preparation. In a theoretical capacity, students will explore plastic and its effect on the coastal environment, flora and fauna.

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 or in environmental land management.

Selection advice:

All excursions are compulsory as they link directly to common assessment tasks.  This unit will have a cost of approximately $300.


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

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