Not offered in 2019

Unit description

Considers the many unique elements of the Australian flora, reflecting the evolutionary circumstances under which it has developed since life began on earth. This course uses a general teaching approach to provide an understanding of the physiological adaptations of Australian plants and the ecological circumstances in which they have developed.

Unit content

  • Biogeography of the Australian flora
  • Genetic function and enzymology as the basis of evolutionary development
  • Photosynthesis as the basis of plant growth
  • The role of light, water, temperature and mineral nutrients in plant function and adaptation

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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