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SLE792 - Knowledge for Natural and Cultural Environments

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:K Sutton




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Intensive teaching mode (CBD) – Three one week teaching blocks per trimester


Enrolment in this unit is handled by the Institute of Koorie Education.

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The Australian environment as we see it today is a reflection of historical and ongoing interactions between its peoples, their actions and knowledge base. Recent management of the Australian environment has been largely underpinned by western science. This dominance however, is being challenged both theoretically and practically by the acceptance of a more holistic and integrated approach to managing land, water and resources. This unit explores the current and emerging perspectives and knowledge that are influencing current management of Australian natural and cultural environments.

Ecological, environmental, economic and community development understandings of environmental management provide a starting point to examine the importance of cultural influences on community based natural and cultural resource management. The unit focuses on the connection between knowledge and management of Natural and Cultural environments and aims to develop foundational skills by researching, reading, analysing and creatively responding to natural and cultural resource management theory and practice.


3 x online tests (5% each) 15%, guided reading and related questions 35%, oral presentation on local natural and cultural environmental issues 25%, case study on community directed management of natural and cultural environments 25%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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