Master of Protected Area Governance and Management (K7E)

Overview  2015

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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
Distance Hobart
Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

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. 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 50% from Schedules A, B, C and D.

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

Schedule A: Governance and Planning

This unit provides students 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 analsyed, including issues of definition, scope and governance.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Jan B

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Jun

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

This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. These…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Schedule B: Leadership and Business Administration

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

Risk Management of organisations is about minimising adversity and maximising the probability that business can continue to operate in periods of unavoidable adversity. This unit will provide an introduction to the principles and processes involved in risk management, and explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit deals with the management of a wide range of resources for which public sector managers are responsible, and provides skills not only in effective practices, but also in transparent reporting and compliance with government policies.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include job design, recruitment and selection of personnel; the development and retention of staff; industrial relations and international HRM. The unit aims to develop the necessary abilities and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Effective leadership of organisations, whether they are professional practices covering only a few staff, multinational corporations, public sector or not-for-profit organisations, is of increasing importance. This unit covers aspects of leadership theory and practice relevant to organisations from an Australian…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

This unit presents the fundamental building blocks of marine resource economics and the key objectives and components of the bio-economic theory of marine resource management. On completing this unit students will be able to: critically appraise economic aspects of marine…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Communication for effective leadership aims to recognise and extend the development of effective professional communications skills for undergraduate and postgraduate students involved in service and/or leadership activities. This unit is designed to complement students' roles and existing professional development schedule…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Schedule C: Conservation and Visitor Management

Today, the sustainable management of tourism businesses is becoming more and more important. However, the concept of sustainable tourism itself remains contested. This unit therefore discusses a variety of concepts and issues evolving around the perception of nature, the history…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides systematic procedures for the assessment and monitoring of marine and coastal ecosystem components. Students learn to apply strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment, to develop conceptual models, use geographical information systems, and to critically assess economic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides student with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of protected areas. The unit syllabus addresses the types and roles of protected areas, planning and administration, processes for establishing a protected area and management…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides the student with an understanding of the processes for managing commercial, recreational and traditional fisheries under the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to describe the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is ideally suited to students wishing to combine their studies with extensive field work and first hand interaction with natural areas. It focuses on processes that form natural landscapes over time, and on the significance of physical landforms…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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 isa way to learn about natural ecosystems and the principles of conservation management. Fire, weed, feral…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type, there are landscape processes, both…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides an introduction to legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, environmental management systems and related environmental management tools. The unit emphasises the practical aspects of environmental management for Tasmanian, Australian and international…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jun

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

Ecosystem Conservation offers students a pathway to understanding the basic ideas behind ecology and conservation biology. You will gain knowledge, skills and investigative abilities to discuss and write about the issues surrounding conservation management around the world. In practical work…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Feb B

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

This unit, which is offered across a range of disciplines, investigates current issues in international marine management. It incorporates six distinct yet interrelated themes: resource exploitation (living and non-living); tourism and recreation; shipping and piracy; environment and conservation; marine scientific…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Schedule D: Research

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 Protected…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Note: KGA539 Environmental Studies Studio can be undertaken as part of this course with Course Co-ordinator approval.

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.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

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