Tree, Water and Land Planning

Subject 220-273 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - 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: Equivalent of 60 hours of lectures, practicals and tutorials
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Students will be provided with all course materials, consisting of a CD and work book covering all subject content. Additional support and resources will be provided through the LMS. Consultation with Staff as requested by the students.


Dr Peter Shepherd
Subject Overview:

This subject should enable students to:

  • understand the ecological principles that influence the management of sustainable land systems;

  • analyse natural resource management practices and strategies for sustainable tree, water and land productivity;

  • apply appropriate principles and methods in physical tree, water and land planning;

  • competently develop a plan for a property, that incorporates considerations of long-term sustainability, flexibility, labour efficiency and economic viability;

  • apply forestry principles and techniques to tree, water and land planning; and

  • plan and develop farm water supply systems for both stock and domestic use and irrigation.


Exercises (4) representing 10% of the subject assessment, Case Study Excerise representing 20% of the subject assessment, Report (1500 words) with 30% of the subject grade and Whole Farm Planning Project worth 40% of the subject grade.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Forestry Management

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