The aim of this unit is to help students to develop an understanding of the need for environmental and natural resource policy, the process by which such policy is developed, and the constraints facing policy makers. In such a sort unit, it is only possible to investigate a selection of natural resource policies, full coverage of all policies will not be possible in the time allowed. In particular, this unit will assist students to develop the following skills and values: conceptual understanding of the importance of environmental policy using language appropriate to the profession written communication Sustainability and equity Reasoned debate, exchange of views and presentational skills Competent delivery of succinct information
- What is Environmental policy – how does this differ from Natural Resource Policy? How is policy developed?
- Policy at different scales – key attributes and challenges.
- Water Policy – functions and challenges
- Water Policy in Australia – The Murray Darling Basin
- Global Climate policy: why is it needed?
- Clean energy futures
- Land use policy
- public holiday
- International Forest policy
- Forest policy in Australia
- Policy to support biodiversity
- Policy Integration and wrap up
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||Understand the objectives of environmental and natural resource policy in the context of ecological, economic and socially sustainable development||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||Appreciate the differences between policies at different spatial scales (local, state, federal, and global)||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Develop an overview of current environmental and natural resource policies in Australia||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||Critically evaluate current policies in a variety of natural resource sectors.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||Understand the role of Australia in international environmental policies.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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