Courses & Units

Regulatory Challenges ZAS232


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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 addition, this unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.
You will be introduced to:

-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.


Unit name Regulatory Challenges
Unit code ZAS232
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science

Janelle Brown

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the regulatory and broader stakeholder framework in which applied science enterprises operate

2. Apply tools and frameworks to navigate the regulatory challenges faced by applied science enterprises

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


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
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Mutual Exclusions

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

ZAS116 Regulatory Challenges


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

AT1: Annotated Stakeholder Mind Map (25%)

AT2: Compliance Tool Application: Oral Presentation (40%)

AT3: Risk management Plan (35%)

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