SLE320 - Resource Efficiency and Waste Management


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125

Any 2 level 2 units



Incompatible with:


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

Intensive: Students are expected to attend an intensive mode short course taught over 5 days.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • Regulatory controls on waste management
  • Techniques for conducting waste audits
  • Use of life cycle analysis as a decision making tool
  • Waste minimisation, reuse and recycling techniques
  • Cleaner production techniques
  • Waste management technologies
  • Municipal waste management
  • Development of waste management strategies
  • Implementation of waste management systems

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to receive a mark for summative assessment task 4 (case study) students must complete and submit the provided risk assessment form (off-campus activities safe work method statement) prior to undertaking the waste assessment at the selected organisation.

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