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SLE305 - Catchment and Coastal Management

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in S398

Unit chair:

Geoffrey Wescott


Any two SLE-coded units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

 2 x 1 hour class per week (10 weeks), 1 x 3 hour practical per week (10 weeks), 1 x 8 hour field trip per trimester.


Students may be required to meet their own expenses while on fieldwork.


Global concepts and the theoretical basis of integrated land and sea management, e.g. Integrated Catchment Management and Integrated Coastal Zone Management are introduced. A case study of a global leader in integrated coastal zone and catchment management (Victoria) is used to illustrate the implementation of the concepts. Approaches taken to the integrated management of catchments and coasts and the roles of government, semi-government and local government authorities, and non-government organisation and the community in management are described and discussed. Overlaps of responsibility, possible conflicts of interest, and unclear boundaries of responsibility are identified. The State of Victoria is to be used as a case study of an attempt to integrate catchment and coastal management. The logic of the catchment as an area for both and management and planning purposes is discussed. Methods used to evaluate the social, biophysical and land-use characteristics and to develop community awareness and involvement in problems with catchment associated with catchments and coasts are described.


Two in-class tests 30%, a group report 40%, essay 30%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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