SLE317 - Australian Vegetation and Its Management


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Two level 2 SLE-coded units

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour online lectures per week (weeks 1-4 and weeks 6-10), 2 x 75 min lectures per trimester (weeks 5 and 11), 4 x 3 hour practical experience (laboratory) per trimester, 1 x 3 night practical experience (field trip).


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


SLE317 will provide a practical and theoretical introduction to the ecology of major terrestrial vegetation groups of Australia. Critical issues in their conservation and management, including threatening processes, climate change, rare, threatened and vulnerable communities, the science underpinning ecological restoration and assessing vegetation quality will be explored. Students will develop skills in the identification of major Australian plant families and vegetation sampling techniques, which are necessary to manage Australian vegetation.

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