Courses & Units

Protected Area Planning and Management Systems KGA517



Attendance at three and a half days of fieldwork and associated Hobart on-campus sessions is a compulsory requirement for all on-campus and for domestic distance 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. As governance processes provide the institutional structures within which planning and management occurs, particular attention is given to public, private, community and collaborative arrangements. Systems and associated methods for assessing developments, addressing complexity, sustainable finance, management effectiveness, community engagement and landscape/seascape scale management are then considered. These topics are explored by drawing on the experiences of practitioners, case study examples and fieldwork.


Unit name Protected Area Planning and Management Systems
Unit code KGA517
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences

Dr Emma Pharo

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $2,296.00 2018: $5,198.00 050999

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Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: interactive lectures, workshops and seminars (39-hrs over 13 weeks); 3 and a half days field work. Distance education students: internet-based resources, 3 and a half days of field work.


3500 words interactive on-line postings (40%), seminar presentation (20%), 3500 word report (40%)

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