Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 32 hours including field work |
Total Time Commitment:
120 hours total time commitment
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Graduate Certificate in River Health Management (N17AA). This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone: 9810 3245
This subject is concerned with providing students with a common starting point across the range of physical, biological, chemical, social and institutional processes that bear on catchment behaviour. The subject structure uses past, current and foreseeable issues facing catchment managers to introduce the concepts of catchments as physical, biological, chemical, social and institutional systems. Subject content covers the principles of:
Content also explores the institutional and social context of catchment management to understand the constraints on management intervention and the notion of ecosystem services as a driver of management intervention. Approaches to management intervention consider the multiple goals of catchment management and the concept of “management levers”.
The structured remote learning component deals with the objectives of natural resources management and institutional and legislative frameworks and introduces the range of relevant catchment processes. A four day intensive face to face session focuses on the knowledge needed to understand catchments as interacting systems and illustrates limitations on management intervention options through consideration of past, current and future catchment issues. As part of this subject, students undertake a component of the overall course project, examining a catchment management issue from their workplace to identify the physical, biological, chemical, social and institutional processes that guide or constrain management intervention.
On the successful completion of this subject students will:
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A study guide and a book of readings is provided to students
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Please refer to website
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/riverhealth/|
Graduate Certificate in River Health Management |
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