Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Burnley - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures, 12 hours tutorials, 24 practical activities. Total: 60 hours |
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|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Chris Williams
This subject builds on Plant Production and Culture. It focuses on successful establishment of vegetation in private and public landscapes and on a range of plant materials used in urban horticulture. Students are introduced to the concept of urban landscape management as it applies to vegetation establishment and maintenance for different contexts such as heritage landscapes, semi-natural and nature conservation landscapes, open spaces and public and private gardens. Students will undertake practical planting and maintenance exercises in the Burnley Field Station and Gardens that focus on planting, pruning, weed management, and safe use of power tools such as hedge trimmers, brushcutters and mowers. The subject also covers quality assurance issues around nursery stock and introduces the plant selection process. Students will also have the opportunity to continue to maintain the vegetable plot established in semester one.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
The assessment in this subject comprises: 2 x 1-hour plant materials tests (1 x mid semester and 1 x end semester each worth 20% [=40%]), 1 x 1-hour final end semester exam (30%) and 1 x 1250 word assignment (30%) due end semester.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Hitchmough,J(1994) Urban Landscape Management. Inkata Press: Melbourne
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
• Development of capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning;
Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture |
Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture
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