The unit provides an holistic view of environmental management, first through an understanding of ecology and ecosystems, evidencing the interconnectedness of everything in nature.
The unit introduces the concept of environmental consciousness, and the need to develop and embrace sustainable practices.
By analysis specific case studies, the unit critically examines contemporary issues like: climate change, man-made environmental disasters, renewables and community-based approaches.
With focus on global issues, the topics give solid examples of best legislations in both the Australian context and internationally. By identifying major common issues, students will learn the importance of socio-cultural influences in managing the environment.