Level 3 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Reynolds

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Outdoor Education and or an interest in the Outdoors is essential. 

In this course, students will apply classroom-based learning activities into an outdoor environment. There will be several trips and camps that are part of the course. Topics covered will be risk management, leadership, lifelong wellbeing and a research assignment. The contexts that we will be using to learn about these topics will be a leadership camp where the students will be leading junior students in outdoor activities. There will also be another trip or camp to put in to practice risk management strategies.

This course can lead on to certificates, diplomas and degrees in sport, recreation, physical education, outdoor education and sustainability. The purpose and design of this course is to give students an opportunity to learn in, through and about a variety of outdoor activities. Some potential career pathways could be in adventure tourism, secondary and tertiary teaching, outdoor education centres, working as a fitness instructor or as a personal trainer in centres or for corporate groups, environmental and conservation groups (including Department of Conservation and others).


Health and Physical Education

Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Police Officer, Army Soldier, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Fishing Skipper, Sports Coach/Official, Firefighter, Ranger, Fishery Officer, Navy Sailor, Recreation Co-ordinator, Secondary School Teacher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Donation towards the overnight camps will be approximately $250.


Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.