2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Evaluates regenerative strategies and practices to modify and manage rural landscapes. Physical modification of landscapes, planned grazing, fire and tillage are examined. Biological fertilisers, composting, syntropics, agroforestry and cover cropping are also explored. Students evaluate these methods of regenerative agriculture using real world examples.

Unit content

  • Regenerative agriculture - managing healthy and productive rural landscapes
  • Indicators of landscape health
  • Managing populations of animals and plants
  • Managing agricultural landscapes
  • Farmscaping: physically altering the landscape - earthworks, infrastructure and vegetation
  • Disturbance: using time-controlled grazing, fire and tillage
  • Inputs: biological, mineral and chemical
  • Agronomic practices: agroforestry, cover cropping, pasture cropping, composting, no till, no kill.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify indicators of rural landscape healthIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2evaluate regenerative strategies and practices for managing rural landscapes Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate the capability to develop regenerative strategyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4identify a range of regenerative practicesKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify indicators of rural landscape health
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. evaluate regenerative strategies and practices for managing rural landscapes
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate the capability to develop regenerative strategy
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. identify a range of regenerative practices
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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