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SLE308 - Policy Instruments for Sustainability

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQE302

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Kimberley James

Prerequisite:Any two level 2 units
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Content

Topics to be addressed in this unit include, the interaction of policy at the international, national, state, local and industry levels; the roles and responsibilities of individuals, community groups, industry, institutions and various levels of government and authorities in policy processes; the role of political and social factors in the development of policy; the range of processes which lead to policy formulation and implementation; the use of educational, economic and regulatory policy instruments to achieve environmental goals; evaluation of the effectiveness of policies; techniques for conducting environmental audits; use of life cycle analysis as a decision making tool; implementation of environmental management systems.

Assessment

Environmental debate (group) 15%, policy analysis exercise (group) 30%, policy preparation and case study 40%, online test 15%

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