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SLE320 - Resource Efficiency and Waste Management

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
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Unit chair:

Trevor Thornton


Any 2 level 2 units



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Contact hours:

Intensive: Students are expected to attend an intensive mode short course taught over 5 days.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • Regulatory controls on waste management
  • Techniques for conducting waste audits
  • Use of life cycle analysis as a decision making tool
  • Waste minimisation, reuse and recycling techniques
  • Cleaner production techniques
  • Waste management technologies
  • Municipal waste management
  • Development of waste management strategies
  • Implementation of waste management systems


Practical assignment 10%, essay (2,000 words) 20%, scenario investigation (1,000 words) 10%, case study 40%, class test 20%. To be eligible to receive a mark for summative assessment task 4 (Case Study) students must complete and submit the provided risk assessment form (Off-Campus Activities Safe Work Method Statement) prior to undertaking the waste assessment at the selected organisation.

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