Courses & Units

Protected Area Management Plans KGA531



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 management. The cultural contexts of management planning will be considered, with a particular focus on the perspectives of Indigenous Australians. The unit includes an option of a field trip [highly recommended!] that gives students experience in preparing a management plan using the "Open standards" planning process. For offshore candidates and those domestic candidates who choose not to attend the field trip, the "Open standards" planning process will be taught on-line via a virtual field exercise.


Unit name Protected Area Management Plans
Unit code KGA531
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
School of Land & Food
Discipline Geography and Spatial Science

Associate Professor M Lockwood

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Jan B 16/1/2017 24/1/2017 3/2/2017 20/2/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,512.00 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 Pattern

On-line resources and discussions; optional 5 day field intensive


Contributions to on-line discussions (30%), presentation of a management plan (35%), 3,000 word report (35%)

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