Courses & Units

Conserving Nature in Protected Areas KGA530

Hobart

Introduction

This unit is 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 Australia's natural ecosystems and the principles of conservation management. Fire, weed, feral and people management require the biophysical knowledge that this unit provides. They also require an understanding of planning, administrative and management systems, all of which can facilitate or impede the achievement of conservation outcomes. We develop this broad understanding of factors relevant to the conservation management of ecosystems and species in protected areas, and train students in the formulation of natural environment management plans. The plans we produce are usually used by the protected area managers. Field work is used to familiarise students with the management problems of a protected area and to collect data relevant to the formulation of the management plan.

Summary

Unit name Conserving Nature in Protected Areas
Unit code KGA530
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Professor James Kirkpatrick
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Assess information on the conservation management requirements of biodiversity in protected areas
  • Develop policy related to the conservation management requirements of biodiversity in protected areas
  • Produce a professional biodiversity management plan for a protected area
  • Collaborate in multi-disciplinary groups to produce policy and plans
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

AssessmentField Notes/Report (10%)|Assignment (25%)|Case or problem activated learning (50%)|Field Notes/Report (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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