SLE310 - Pest Plants and Animals


2020 unit information

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


EFTSL value: 0.125

Two level 2 SLE-coded units



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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

2 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 day field trip.

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


The damaging impacts of pest plants and animals on natural and productive systems are widely recognised, and in native ecosystems they pose a serious threat to the conservation of biodiversity. This unit focuses on the ecology and management of pest plants and animals, especially introduced species. Topics covered include reproduction, distribution and persistence of pest species, and the relevant state and national legislation. Control strategies, including biological, chemical and mechanical techniques will be examined, and integrated pest management will be emphasised using case studies. A 1 day field trip to an urban reserve will be undertaken to observe pest problems and to consider the challenges of management.

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