Subject 207-417 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours comprising lectures (24 hours), nursery and landscape practical exercises and field trips (24 hours).
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Nil (Subject is taken by students who have graduated from a non-cognate program).
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Peter May
Subject Overview:

The horticultural industry from plant production to plant use in the landscape. Basic categories of vegetation use in urban landscapes and of the plant propagation and production systems used in their multiplication. Pre-planting site evaluation (with specific reference to the properties of urban soils and their impact on vegetation performance), plant establishment, plant handling and transplanting and the basic plant maintenance processes required for landscape management.

At the conclusion of this subject the student should be able to demonstrate an undertstanding of plant production systems and their application, demonstate an understanding of plant propagation methods and conduct plant propagation protocols, analyse planting sites and outline the requirements for successful plant establishment at that site, perform the skills involved in plant handling and transplanting.

Assessment: A 90 minute final examination 40% (due end of semester), two practical reports, each equivalent to 1500 words 15% each (due during semester) and a 2000 word essay 30% (due during semester).
Prescribed Texts: A reading pack will be prepared for use in the subject.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Urban Horticulture

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