Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
Combination of remote learning and lectures, tutorials, practicals and projects
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Contact Hours: 40 hours contact including fieldwork
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
|Non Allowed Subjects:
|Core Participation Requirements:
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone: 9810 3300
This subject is concerned with demonstrating how catchment management projects are integrated into catchment management programs to achieve multiple outcomes across multiple sites. It demonstrates how the "Principles of Natural Resources Management" apply to the design of river health and water resources protection programs. The content will focus on medium term outcomes at a sub-catchment or reach scale. Subject material will consider programs for:
managing drainage schemes,
managing the environmental water reserve, and
The subject addresses the acquisition of the data and the knowledge to formulate activity and monitoring programs using integrated assessment and prediction tools and risk-based approaches.
The structured remote learning component reviews obligations under compliance and statutory requirements and guides students toward familiarity with various tools to assist in program development. Students also work remotely on their project which for this subject will involve broadening their previous work to build a comprehensive program to manage a catchment issue. The four day intensive face to face session focuses on building and using the skills needed to develop effective catchment management programs including:
risk and risk assessment,
social issues and community involvement,
using "toolkit" products,
knowledge management and corporate memory, and
There is also a presentation dealing with program implementation how to get the program off the bookshelf and on to the ground.
|On the successful completion of this subject students will:
• be able to recognise the interdependence of activities and integrate them into effective programs;
• understand how the seven natural resource management principles are served by combining projects into programs;
• be confident in building and applying knowledge in practical settings to think and plan strategically;
• be able to articulate their knowledge to interact effectively with stakeholders;
• optimise programs using risk based approaches and triple bottom line concepts; and
• understand the requirements for meaningful monitoring and assessment of program outcomes.
A one-hour written test on compliance and statutory requirements (10 percent).
Group "toolkit" exercise. Equivalent to 1,000 words each plus participation (20 percent)
Tutorial exercises and short tests during the intensive phase (10 percent)
Individual project report(s) equivalent to a 4,000 word assignment (50 percent)
500 word (equivalent) ongoing critique of the subject's relevance to the key natural resources management principles (10 percent)
|A study guide and a book of readings is provided to students.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
On the successful completion of this subject students will:
be able to recognise the interdependence of activities and integrate them into effective programs;
understand how the seven natural resource management principles are served by combining projects into programs;
be confident in building and applying knowledge in practical settings to think and plan strategically;
be able to articulate their knowledge to interact effectively with stakeholders;
optimise programs using risk based approaches and triple bottom line concepts; and
understand the requirements for meaningful monitoring and assessment of program outcomes.
|Links to further information:
Graduate Certificate in River Health Management
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