Students will gain an understanding of the policy and legislation that drives waste management processes at the Local, State and Federal level in Australia and those that governs global waste management. They will explore how incentive-based schemes can be used in combination with legislative tools to improve waste management, reduce waste production, and enhance recovery and reuse of waste resources. They will develop skills in decision making and apply this to real life scenarios.
Policy and legislative frameworks for local, state and federal governments and their interactions
Legislation dealing with different types of waste
Incentive schemes and other drivers of waste minimisation
Success and failure of waste policy
Learning from the global community
Self regulation and social licence for waste producers
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Evaluate waste management policy and legislation with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Critically analyse legislative and incentive based frameworks and use these to respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|3||Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in professional and community settings to develop solutions for managing and minimising waste||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Evaluate the effectiveness of different policies and legislation to manage waste||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Understand the linkages between waste management policy and legislation in the different tiers of government||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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