Courses & Units

Regulatory Challenges ZAS116

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


In this unit, you will be introduced to the regulatory environment that applied science enterprises operate in. 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. As an integral part of your studies, you will gain a familiarity with various bodies (including local, state and federal government) that regulate applied science enterprises. You will also learn how various tools including Australian and international standards support regulatory compliance by business. You will apply your knowledge to work-based scenarios that explore key compliance questions.


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

Dr 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 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 22/7/2019 26/8/2019 27/8/2019 27/9/2019

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the regulatory and broader stakeholder framework that applied science industries operate in

2. Identify and apply established tools to navigate regulatory challenges of applied science industries

3. Analyse potential ethical, environmental and economic risks of non-compliance with regulation in the context of applied science industry

4. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques

5. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace

6. Use reflective and deliberate thinking to generate plans for self-development

7. Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
3 2019: $1,369.00 080317

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

AT1: Stakeholder Concept Map (20%)

AT2: Compliance Tool Application (40%)

AT3: Risk management Plan Workshop and Assignment (40%)

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