Outdoor recreation education combines a core of outdoor education, environmental studies, safety in outdoor environments, leadership studies, and approximately 160 days of practical experience with specialisations preparing for careers in outdoor recreation, outdoor leadership, education and school camps. Practical environment electives include bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and paddling, developing knowledge of the Bendigo region, Victorian Alps, Grampians and Murray River system. Special entry applicants or students who have completed Year 12 more than 12 months prior to application should complete the VTAC Personal Statement. Special entry applicants may also be required to sit for the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice. You should ensure you are aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. Students with a disability, medical condition or any concerns which may affect potential participation in some of the practical components of the course are invited to discuss their options with the course coordinator. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.