Courses & Units

Principles of Soil Management ZAB224

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

In this unit you will discover how soil characteristics including plant nutrient availability, pH, electrical conductivity and physical and biological properties underpin and inform the development and implementation of soil management strategies. You will also investigate how soil health, plant productivity and ecosystem services can be influenced by production activities including land use, irrigation, cultivation and applications of soil amendments such as organics, fertiliser, lime and gypsum.

Through your engagement with online content, workshops, case studies and guest speakers, you will also explore how effective and sustainable soil management strategies can maintain and improve soil form and function in different ecological landscapes.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences including:

- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.

You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.

Summary

Unit name Principles of Soil Management
Unit code ZAB224
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Doctor Suzanne (Suzie) Jones
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe soil characteristics that underpin and inform management strategies
  • Evaluate and interpret the impact of production activities on soil characteristics
  • Develop and compose strategies that maintain and improve soil form and function in different ecological landscapes
  • Reflect on and communicate uptake and adoption of sustainable soil management strategies in practice
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050101 $498.00 $498.00 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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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAB203

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly online tutorials and full day workshop/site visit (face-to-face, with distance option)

AssessmentTest or quiz|AT 1: Soil Characterisation (30%)|AT2: Soil Management Case Study (50%)|AT3: Presentation (20%)|Discussion posts (online)
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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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