SLE317 - Australian Vegetation and Its Management


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
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 1 hour online classes per week, 2 x 75 min classes (weeks 5 and 11), 4 x 3 hour practical sessions per trimester, 1 x 3 night 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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