Protected Area Management

Subject FRST20011 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

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:

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 LMS.

For the purposes of considering request 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. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


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.

Learning Outcomes: Information Not Available

Activity Document of up to 1500 words (40%) and a project of 3800 to 4200 words (60%).

Prescribed Texts: Information Not Available
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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