Guide References

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA


The following references are available from Outdoors Victoria, see: Outdoors Victoria - Risk Management​

The Crux of Risk Management in Outdoor Programs
Rob Hogan, Australian Journal of Outdoor Education Vol.6 No.2, 2002 - this paper advocates that minimising the risk of death and disabling injuries should be the number one outcome of any risk management plan or strategy in outdoor programs. 

Unaccompanied Activities in Outdoor Activities
Grant Davidson, New Zealand Journal of Outdoor Education. Vol.1 No.4, December, 2004 - this paper argues that unaccompanied activities can pose significant risks and the removal of supervision is not justified. 


Cline, P. (2005) Organisational Crisis Response, Adventure Incorporated.

Deb Ajango (Ed.) (2005) Lessons Learned II: Using case studies and history to improve safety education.

Dickson, T.J. & Tugwell, M. (2000) The Risk Management Document, Outdoor Recreation Industry Council.

Haddock, C. (2004) Risk Management for Outdoor Leaders, New Zealand Mountain Safety Council.

Powers, P. (1993) Wilderness Mountaineering, NOLS / Stackpole Books.

Priest, S & Gass, M.A. (2005) Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming 2nd Edition, Human Kinetics.