Not offered in 2019

Unit description

Develops students' 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.

Unit content

Policy and legislative frameworks for local, state and federal governments and their interactions

Global legislation

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

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.