Courses & Units

Regulatory Challenges ZAS116

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Delivery is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers


In this unit you will be introduced to the regulatory environment in which applied science enterprises operate.  In particular, you will explore the regulatory challenges of product safety, biosecurity and environment protection, as well as business practices inherent in product development, manufacture and commercialisation.  You will gain familiarity with various bodies (including local, state and federal government) that regulate applied science enterprises, learn how various tools including Australian and international standards support regulatory compliance by business, and apply your knowledge to explore questions of compliance in work-based scenarios.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.

You will be introduced to:

  • a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
  • principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
  • reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
  • ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.


Unit name Regulatory Challenges
Unit code ZAS116
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science

Janelle Brown

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 3 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 3 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 3 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 3 20/7/2020 10/8/2020 25/8/2020 25/9/2020

* 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 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the regulatory and broader stakeholder framework in which applied science enterprises operate
  2. Apply practice and discipline-based skills, knowledge and tools to navigate the regulatory challenges faced by applied science enterprises
  3. Identify and analyse potential ethical, environmental and economic risks associated with non-compliance in the context of applied science industry



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 080317

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Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2hrs per week
  • Workshops/field trips: up to 4 days per term

AT1: Annotated Stakeholder Mind Map (30%)

AT2: Compliance Tool Application: Oral Presentation (35%)

AT3: Risk management Plan (35%)

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