Protected Area Management

Subject 220-284 (2008)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbookSearch for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Summer Term, - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty hours of lectures and 30 hours of practical work
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
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:


Ms Robyn Price
Subject Overview:

The subject introduces the concepts of parks, reserves and wilderness areas and discusses the considerations for effective land management of these areas.

On completion of this subject, students should:

  • be aware of the recreational opportunity spectrum and its implications in managing recreational activities in the forest;

  • understand the complexity of park management and the need for balance in making decisions about forest use;

  • be aware of the development process and history of parks and wilderness areas;

  • be aware of the policy and legislation relevant to the management of these areas; and

  • understand the importance of extension, interpretation, education and enforcement in the effective management of parks and wilderness areas.

The subject covers the areas of:

  • history and development of National Park legislation and systems;

  • policy, planning and management for National Parks;

  • cultural and historic values in National Parks and extension and enforcement;

  • recreation and park management; and

  • interpretation techniques.

Assessment: Activity Document of up to 1500 words (40%) and a project of 3800 to 4200 words (60%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Forestry Management

Download PDF version.