Forestry Field Camp

Subject 220-301 (2008)

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Credit Points: 0.000
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 2-week periods of field experience and training, one in summer semester between Year 1 and Year 2; the other between Year 2 and Year 3
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Mark Stewart
Subject Overview:

Students undertake a total of four weeks of field experience and training over the course of the degree, made up of two 2-week field camps. The camps are held early in the summer semester. Students may obtain credit for proven competencies in relevant areas. Content includes:

  • development of basic field skills including first aid, bush driving and survival, occupational health and safety and dealing with emergencies;

  • care, use and maintenance of hand-tools and chainsaws;

  • exposure to forest work gangs, experienced field supervisors, volunteer groups and Landcare groups;

  • basic skills in fire survival and fire suppression methods;

  • development of skills in communication, public speaking, dealing with the media, interview techniques, and techniques of public participation, conflict resolution, supervision, and personnel management.

On completion of the subject, students will have gained a range of skills and accredited forestry-related competencies including first aid, axes and slashers, chemical handling and chainsaw use.

Assessment: Attendance at a minimum of 80% of field camp days and participation in the skills components of the course. Acquisition of 80% of listed competencies based on formal criteria.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available


Hurdle requirement

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Forest Science
Bachelor of Forest Science
Bachelor of Forest Science/Bachelor of Science

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