Guideline review date: August 2017
CARA planner (DOC, 423KB) must be used in conjunction with this guideline to determine additional risk hazards and controls within school-specific circumstances.
This guideline relates to student participation in orienteering as a curriculum activity, including skills development, training and competitions.
Orienteering is an activity in which participants navigate their way through an area using a map and compass. The aim is to find a series of control markers at natural and man-made features located on the map. Students can treat orienteering as a race to test their navigational skill or as a recreational activity.
For activities beyond the scope of this activity a separate risk assessment must be undertaken using the
CARA generic template.
Medium risk: Orienteering in modified, semi-natural or managed terrain with clearly defined containment features (e.g. parkland).
High risk: Orienteering in natural, generally unmodified terrain with little, poorly-defined or no containment features (e.g. bushland).