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VELS Programs

Confidence & Independence, Extend & Teams Programs:

Typically these programs operate in Terms 1, 2 and 4 (February to June and October to December) and are of four to six days in duration with students generally arriving about 1:30pm on Monday and departing at 10:00am on Friday or Saturday.

Connect Programs:

These programs operate after Queens Birthday in Term 2 and go through to the end of Term 3 (June to October). They are five or six day's in duration (Monday - Friday or Saturday) with students generally arriving at 1.00pm on Monday and departing at 10.00am on Friday or Saturday.


Please Note: If undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award, a VELS program can be adjusted to suit the award level required.

VCE Programs

These programs can operate in Terms 1-4, are of five days in duration with students generally arriving at 1:30pm on Monday and departing at 10:00am on Friday. Programs will be developed with you to be directly linked to what outcomes your students will be studying.

If you have a 2012 VCE program we ask that you click on the following link to enter information about your VCE students to help fulfil your program requirements.
http://form.jotform.com/form/13465009050

Extension Programs:

Bogong Campus currently offers some extension programs which typically operate in Terms 3 and 4.

 



Confidence & Independence - Activity and Campout ProgramsRogaining

Confidence & Independence - Activity and Campout Programs

These programs have a distinct focus on developing the student's own confidence and independence. The activities that the students will be involved in will have a bias towards the development of learning through feedback. Students will be involved in activities both within the Bogong Village environs and the Bogong High Plains. The location of the activities on the Bogong High Plains enables students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the alpine environment. The overnight campout component involves students being in a temporary community environment, developing the skills to be living in an independent way.

Please Note: Programs and timetables may have to be altered at short notice due to unseasonable conditions.

  • 467kbC & I Activity Timetable
  • 465kbC & I Campout Timetable
  • 203kbC & I VELS Dimensions

Extend Mind & Body – Activity and Bushwalk ProgramsLeap of Faith

Extend Mind & Body - Activity and Bushwalk Programs

These programs have a distinct focus on extending students in both mind and body. The activities that the students will be involved in will have a bias towards the development of the individual's ability to extend themselves. Students will be involved in activities both within the Bogong Village environs and the Bogong High Plains. The location of the activities on the Bogong High Plains enables students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the alpine environment.

Please Note: Programs and timetables may have to be altered at short notice due to unseasonable conditions.

  • 466kbExtend Activity Timetable
  • 470kbExtend Bushwalk Timetable
  • 400kbExtend VELS Dimensions

Teams – Activity and Campout ProgramsPioneering

Teams - Activity and Campout Programs

These programs have a distinct focus on developing the student's knowledge and subsequent ability to work in a team. The activities that the students will be involved in will have a bias towards the development of a team. Students will be involved in activities both within the Bogong Village environs and the Bogong High Plains. The location of the activities on the Bogong High Plains enables students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the alpine environment. The overnight campout component involves students in a temporary community environment, developing the skills and knowledge to effectively contribute to the working in this team.

Please Note: Programs and timetables may have to be altered at short notice due to unseasonable conditions.

  • 466kbTeams Activity Timetable
  • 466kbTeams Campout Timetable
  • 400kbTeams VELS Dimensions

Winter Connections 5 and 6 Day ProgramsX/C Skiing

Winter Connections 5 and 6 Day Programs

This is an alpine introductory program where students are initially allocated a range of snow shoe, cross country and downhill ski equipment, which after a comprehensive induction, enables them to access the alpine environment. The dry land induction sessions that the students go through enable them to gain a thorough understanding of their equipment and the way to effectively use it. The sessions also provide background knowledge of the alpine environment and how to manage yourself in this area.

The teaching given to students in the area of ski skills is quite intensive and comprehensive, enabling them to optimise their access to the alpine environment. The fact that the location of the snow activities is in the alpine environment and on the Bogong High Plains enables students to develop a thorough understanding of the area. This new knowledge will then be used to develop a connection between the alpine environment and the student's home environment.

Please Note: Programs and timetables may have to be altered at short notice due to unseasonable conditions.

  • 468kbConnect 5 Day Timetable
  • 469kbConnect 6 Day Timetable
  • 120kbConnect VELS Dimensions

VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies Units 1-4

VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies Units 1-4

VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies is concerned with the ways humans interact with and relate to outdoor environments. Bogong Campus offers programs that provide students with the skills and knowledge to safely participate in activities in outdoor environments, to respect and value diverse environments and is a major resource for any school wishing to use the Alpine Environment as a part of the study within any of the 4 Units.

We include qualified teaching staff, accommodation, catering, practical activities, equipment and wet weather clothing, support materials, such as the Ian Ryan Environment Centre and guest speakers from Parks Victoria and Falls Creek Resort Management during the winter season, to enable students to study the surrounding Alpine and Sub-alpine Environment in which the Campus is located. Your school has the option of participating in a summer program, a winter program or both depending on demand. Bogong Campus can tailor a program by providing a variety of practical activities which are used to help develop understanding of key knowledge and skills students are studying.

More details about your program possibilities, example learning activities and assessment tasks can be found by clicking on the Unit your student will be studying whilst at Bogong Campus:

  • Unit 1: Exploring Outdoor Experiences
  • Unit 2: Discovering Outdoor Environments
  • Unit 3: Relationships with outdoor Environments
  • Unit 4: Sustainable Outdoor Relationships

Unit 2 Journal Questions     Unit 4 Journal Questions

  • 308KBVCE OES Unit 2 Curriculum Map
  • 260KBVCE OES Unit 4 Curriculum Map

VCE VET – Sport and Recreation

VCE VET - Sport and Recreation

Bogong Campus will tailor a program to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be competent in performing core skills in an outdoor recreation environment.  Students will be able to undertake compulsory and elective units within a range of outdoor activities.  BOEC is not an ATO but does have teachers qualified in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  Your students could also undertake structured work placement to fulfil these requirements. The following are some suggested Compulsory and Elective Units that could become a part of your program:

Compulsory Units:

  • SISOODR201A: Assist in conducting outdoor recreation sessions
  • SISOOPS201A: Minimise environmental impact
  • HLTFA301B: Apply first aid
  • SISXIND101A: Work effectively in sport and recreation environments
  • SISXOHS101A: Follow occupational health and safety policies
  • SISXEMR201A: Respond to emergency situations

Elective Units:

  • SISOABN201A: Demonstrate abseiling skills on natural surfaces
  • SISOBWG201A: Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment
  • SISONAV201A: Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
  • SISOOPS202A: Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site
  • SISOCYT201A: Select, set up and maintain a bike
  • SISOCYT202A: Demonstrate basic cycling skills
  • SISOSKT201A: Demonstrate basic cross country skiing skills
  • SISOSKT202A: Demonstrate ski touring skills in a patrolled environment to a basic standard
  • SISOSKI201A: Demonstrate alpine skiing skills downhill on beginner terrain
  • SISOCNE201A: Demonstrate simple canoeing skills

    VCAL – Personal Development Skills

    VCAL - Personal Development Skills

    Bogong Campus can tailor a program to provide your students with knowledge, skills and attributes within the Personal Development Skills Strand Units that lead towards:

    • The development of self
    • Social responsibility
    • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Improved health and well-being
    • Self-awareness
    • Achievement of personal goals

    Teaching and learning strategies adopted at the Bogong Campus to integrate a VCAL learning environment include:

    • Development of a learning environment where discussion, collaboration and reflection occurs
    • Time management strategies and activities which encourage planning and working to timelines
    • Small and large group activities where students learn the importance of collaborative involvement
    • Encouraging students to learn through interaction and cooperation - via discussion, asking questions, giving explanations and working cooperatively with others
    • Utilising students' backgrounds, interests, knowledge, skills and experiences and connecting these
    • Developing existing skills and knowledge
    • Ensuring that all students experience success and develop confidence through developing and acquiring skills and knowledge

      Extension Programs

      Extension Programs

      Extension Programs aim to provide students with the opportunity to further explore the Alpine environment, extend their outdoor skills, leadership skills and build independence. It's an opportunity for students to participate in a challenging expedition style program in the Alpine environment and share this with other like-minded young people from across the state.

      We would love to see more students return to Bogong and learn more about themselves, others and the Alpine environment. Please feel free to encourage your students to consider this opportunity. 

      Please refer to the students tab for more information about these programs or download the information booklet below.


        Summit to Sea Expedition

        Summit to Sea Expedition

        The Summit to Sea Expedition is a program offered to all Victorian secondary schools by Bogong Outdoor Education Centre and Rubicon Outdoor Centre, which in partnership with schools, provides an opportunity for students to undertake one of the best wilderness journeys possible in Australia.

        Students and staff journey through some of the most scenic and diverse environments in South Eastern Australia, using snowshoeing, bushwalking, white water rafting and canoeing as their modes of transport. The expedition journeys from Australia's highest mountain, Mt Kosciusko, all the way to the ocean seaside town of Marlo, over a 3 week period.

        Students will need to have some experience in light weight camping. There will also be a training weekend to work on snow and white water skills.