Master of Protected Area Governance and Management (K7E)

Overview  2020

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early)
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early)

Full Fee Paying places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early)
Throughout the world there are over 160,000 protected areas that are managed with the aim of ensuring the long term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values.

Good governance, planning and management are essential if protected areas are to achieve this aim.

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills required by contemporary protected area professionals working in middle or senior governance or management roles. This course covers governance, planning and management practice in government, private and community-based protected areas. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are addressed.

Australian domestic candidates can study the course on-campus in Hobart or by Distance Education. For some units, distance students will have the option of attending field-based sessions, or undertaking the field work through virtual on-line exercises.

International candidates study the course on-campus in Hobart.

The course has been developed as part of an initiative to establish a protected area learning and research centre. This initiative is being led by a Steering Committee comprising representatives from UTas, Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Parks Victoria, Parks Australia, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, James Cook University, Murdoch University and Charles Darwin University.

At completion of the course, graduates will be equipped, with respect to protected areas, to:

  • analyse the quality and appropriateness of governance arrangements;
  • provide institutional leadership and development;
  • plan for and manage financial and physical resources;
  • plan for and manage human resources;
  • respect the rights and aspirations of local and indigenous communities and cultures;
  • analyse and contribute to planning processes for reserve selection;
  • design and implement adaptive planning and management processes;
  • prepare protected area management plans;
  • plan and manage for biodiversity conservation outcomes;
  • plan for and manage tourism, recreation and public use;
  • plan for and manage community engagement processes; and
  • plan and implement research.

Career outcomes

Graduates will have governance, planning and management knowledge and skills sought by government protected area agencies, private and NGO protected area managers, and community-based organisations. The course has been designed to meet international competencies for protected area planners specified by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, with a particular focus on middle and senior governance and management roles.

Professional Recognition

Professional recognition will be sought from the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas once their proposed accreditation system has been established.

Course structure

Students undertaking a 200% course must complete 100% from Schedules A, 25% from Schedule B, 25% from Schedule C and 50% from Schedule D.

Students undertaking a 150% course must complete at least 50% and up to 100% from Schedules A, up to 25% from B, up to 25% from Schedule C and 50% from Schedule D

Schedule A: Compulsory Units

YEAR 1

Want to learn more about ecology and conservation? Are you interested in the science behind the conservation stories in your daily news? This unit offers you a pathway to understanding the science of ecology and how physical systems interact with…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with a practical understanding of key systems for protected area planning and management. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are considered. The global context of protected areas is analysed, including issues of definition, scope and governance.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to undertake planning for protected area systems. We will explore the frameworks, processes and methods used to identify areas for inclusion in national reserve systems. Students will have the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Geographic Information Science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used in a wide range of disciplines to investigate, analyse, and communicate spatial information. This unit covers the underlying theory/concepts of GIS, application areas, the use of commercial GIS software, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

     
YEAR 2

This unit provides you with the knowledge and practical skills to prepare management plans for protected areas. Particular emphasis will be given to accessing and deploying information; community engagement and collaboration; and developing plans that support an adaptive approach to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Jan B

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will give you advanced skills in the analysis and presentation of spatial data using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). There is an increasing demand for graduates with strong skills in spatial data analysis, particularly in the context of environmental…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Schedule B: Conservation Electives

YEAR 1 - select 25 credit points from the following:

Conservation of geological features and landscapes is a global priority. This unit considers strategies to sample, understand, and address geoconservation issues. By way of a series of field-based and problem-based learning experiences, the following skills and knowledge will be developed…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A unit essential for those working towards a career managing natural environments and people in protected areas. For those with other vocational interests, the unit is a way to learn about natural ecosystems and the principles of conservation management. Fire,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is all about the study of how ecosystems function, which gives it great relevance from scientific and management perspectives. We will examine the processes that operate in terrestrial and aquatic communities and ecosystems from both a theoretical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will give students an understanding of the historical, geographical, scientific, political and legal context of the oceans and Antarctica. It includes introductory lectures on the scientific processes at work in the marine and Antarctic environments, applied science, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Mar

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The focus in this course will be on the international law and policy relating to the environment. The course aims to provide an understanding of key concepts in this area of international law through case studies in substantive areas as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Schedule C: Business Electives

YEAR 2 - select 25 credit points from the following:

Financing of environmental concerns, such as climate change, is an increasingly important aspect of the international policy agenda. This unit covers the different types of economic and financial instruments relevant to current and proposed markets in ecosystem services. It includes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The focus of this unit is increasing the effectiveness of leadership and change management skills at an individual and organisation level. Leadership and change management are increasingly seen to be key factors affecting the performance of contemporary organisations and are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of the unit is to develop an understanding of the key issues in strategic management particularly as they relate to managing the interface between an organisation and its internal resources and the elements of its external environment. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Schedule D: Research (Compulsory)

YEAR 2
    
Independent Research Stream

The research project comprises one third (50% of 150%) of the requirements for the Master of Environmental Management (S7D) or Master of Environmental Planning (S7U) degrees and one quarter (50% of 200%) of the requirements for the Master of Planning…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The research project comprises one third (50% of 150%) of the requirements for the Master of Environmental Management (S7D) or Master of Environmental Planning (S7U) degrees and one quarter (50% of 200%) of the requirements for the Master of Planning…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Note:  independent research stream requires a coursework average in the first 100% of the course of 65% or above and receiving approval of the unit coordinator to enrol.
    
Professional Practice Stream

This unit provides postgraduate students with the skills and knowledge to undertake independent and team research in environmental management, planning, protected area governance, spatial sciences and beyond. This unit’s interdisciplinary approach builds capacity for undertaking research in diverse workplaces. Upon…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides postgraduate students with the skills and knowledge to undertake independent and team research in environmental management, planning, protected area governance, spatial sciences and beyond. This practical skills development focuses on undertaking research to problem-solve a topical real-world…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Note:  On entry, on-campus students undertaking 200% will be evaluated by the course coordinator for a requirement to undertake KGA539 Postgraduate study skills (12.5%). KGA539 is designed to assist students to meet the requirements of postgraduate coursework study in an environmental field at an Australian university. Students undertaking KGA539 will reduce their enrolment in one of Schedules A, B or C by 12.5%.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management shall be qualified for entry if they have qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or hold other tertiary qualification(s) deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent for this purpose. International applicants who are nationals of and currently reside in a country where English is not the official language require an IELTS of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0 or equivalent.

The Graduate Certificate of Protected Area Planning (K5J) fully articulates into the Masters. Candidates enrolling in the Masters who have completed K5J will be given credit for the component units of the Graduate Certificate.

Graduates are eligible to apply for a Research Higher Degree program, including PhD.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $58,869 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $28,928 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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