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 5-day field trip that gives students experience in preparing a management plan using the "Open standards" planning process. This is a highly recommended experience that includes working with other conservation professionals from around the country and is often a course highlight for students. For students enrolled in any GSS course the cost of the field trip is an additional small fee for accommodation and meals (cost varies from year to year but contact unit coordinator for expected fee, as an indicative cost it is typically around $500). For students enrolled in courses outside of GSS the full cost of field trip must be paid (cost varies from year to year but as an indication it is ~$1,200). 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|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Jan B||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Jan B||13/1/2020||20/1/2020||31/1/2020||16/2/2020|
* 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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,783.00||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.
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%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.