Courses & Units

Reserve System Planning KGA532

Hobart

Introduction

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 opportunity to apply and compare reserve selection methods using Tasmania as a case study. Topics covered include system purposes and priorities; national reserve planning frameworks; systematic conservation planning; government reserve selection processes; and collaborative and participatory approaches. Students without prior experience in GIS and spatial analysis will be given a basic introduction to these skills. Note, the software taught in this course requires a Microsoft operating system and is not compatible with Macintosh computers.  There is an optional on campus weekend tutorial session for students to complete the technical training on university computers. For those wanting more instruction for the technical aspects this session, or who use a Mac as their personal computer for learning, the on campus weekend session it is highly recommended.

Summary

Unit name Reserve System Planning
Unit code KGA532
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator

Vanessa Adams

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 5 Week Session Jun Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

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

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Jun 9/6/2020 16/6/2020 26/6/2020 12/7/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,689.00 050901

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-line resources, practical planning activities and discussions

Assessment

3,000 word reserve system plan and associated maps (50%), contributions to on-line discussions (50%)

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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