SLE716 - Environmental Protection


2024 unit information

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


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 - online

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


The unit will enable students to identify the broad range of types and causes of environmental protection issues, such as impacts to the air, water and land, waste and noise pollution, and to determine the most applicable management approach based on the triple bottom line. The unit will also provide an understanding of the rationale and benefits of management approaches within a broad range of commercial and industrial sectors. Tools and techniques, legislative and policy directions and approaches, risk assessment, economic and social decision making, general environmental duty, and sustainability to achieve improved environmental outcomes will be some of the topics addressed within this unit. It is important that those responsible for management of environment issues recognise what responsibilities may be imposed, and what the consequences from poor management approaches are. It is also important that proper evaluation of alternate management practices be conducted utilising such techniques as life cycle analysis, risk assessment, and the precautionary principle. New concepts like knowledge co-production and co-designed solutions, inclusiveness, cultural appropriateness, and the shared responsibility of producers and consumers, along with other dimensions of sustainability as reflected in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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