Encompasses environmental laws of planning and pollution control, as well as laws dealing with land and nature conservation. Provides insights into government practice and policy with respect to the environment.
Topics to be covered during this unit will include:
Topic 1 The conceptual context of environmental law
Topic 2 The role of the Commonwealth
Topic 3 Planning law
Topic 4 Developmental control
Topic 5 Environmental impact assessment
Topic 6 Pollution law
Topic 7 Biodiversity
Topic 8 Heritage law
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||apply to any given factual problem the existing legal framework, which deals with planning, development, pollution, conservation, heritage and environmental impact assessment||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe in discussion or in a written format the division of environmental responsibilities between the three levels of government - federal, state and local||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe in discussion or in a written format important concepts in environmental law, and the changing conceptual context of environmental law||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of the various techniques of environmental dispute resolution, and their advantages and disadvantages||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between Aboriginal cultural heritage and environmental law||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|6||provide legal advice on a real life problem which raises environmental legal issues.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.