IND712 - Environmental Policy Issues - Land, Water and Sea


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: CBD*, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

CBD: Students are also required to attend 2 x 1-week long Intensives at Waurn Ponds campus, Geelong. Intensives include a mixture of classes, seminars and fieldtrips


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

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


The management of the environment in Australia is very much bound up in the public policy priorities of the day and can morph and change according to governmental and public concerns. Currently, it is conducted within a complex matrix characterised by partnerships between government agencies, Traditional Owner Groups, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) as well as philanthropic organisations. This unit will explore contemporary environmental public policy, the laws that underpin and enable such policies and examine the differing governance frameworks that guide environmental management. This will include discussion on various land tenure systems in Australia; state and commonwealth environmental legislation; the management of fresh water; the National Reserve System and in particular Indigenous Protected Areas and Marine Parks.  As you study the unit, critical analysis of the various models will equip you for a real-world engagement with policy, environmental law and governance.

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