units

BTX9100

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Wayne Gumley

Synopsis

This unit assists students to understand the regulatory framework supporting a transition to ecologically sustainable development in Australia, including an introduction to the Australian legal system and the role of international law, key principles of common law and relevant statutory schemes for protection of biodiversity, and regulation of pollution, urban and regional planning, environmental impact assessment and regulatory responses to climate change.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and understand the regulatory framework supporting a transition to ecologically sustainable development in Australia
  2. indentify and analyse the application of the principles of ecologically sustainable at common law and under statutory regimes; and
  3. understand the environmental responsibilities of industry and business managers in local and global transactions.

Assessment

Within Semester Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40% (either 2 hours, or a take home paper).

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Wayne Gumley

Contact hours

3 hours per week