SLE319 - Environmental Protection and Planning


2023 unit information

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

Must have completed a minimum of 8 SLE or SE-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 - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour scheduled online seminar per week.


Careful planning is essential to ensure sustainable management of both aquatic and terrestrial environments. SLE319 provides students with foundation knowledge in environmental planning by introducing them to planning legislation, government planning responsibilities, planning procedures and public participation. Students will explore real-world application of planning for environmental protection through local case studies. Environmental planning techniques, such as environmental impact assessments, will be examined and skills in using these techniques will be developed and tested. These skills are vital for application when providing environmental protection through the planning process. Particular emphasis in the unit will be on regional planning for offshore and coastal marine environments and the linkages between these and environments of water catchments. While undertaking this unit students will be expected to prioritize tasks and manage their time appropriately; demonstrate their written communication skills; use local case studies to collect, analyse, assess and make judgements regarding environmental impacts of proposals; demonstrate a sound knowledge in environmental planning; and collaborate with other students to explore and solve environmental planning problems.

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