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SLE317 - Australian Vegetation and Its Management

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Maria Gibson


Two level 2 SLE-coded units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 4 hour class per week plus 1 three day field trip


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


The biological processes of the major Australian vegetation types and the marine, benthic, macro-algae will be examined to provide the basis for critical examination of their management.  The issues involved in the conservation and restoration of rare, threatened and vulnerable communities are discussed. Endangering processes, including climate change and ecosystem disruption, are considered in the context of restoration programs, and issues relating to the various approaches to the restoration of native vegetation are explored. Throughout the program students are encouraged to question and critically evaluate the social aspects relating to vegetation conservation and management.


2 x assignments (30% each) 60%, 2 x in-class theory tests (20% each) 40%

Unit Fee Information

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

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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