Environmental Health Law

ENH70004 12.5 Credit Points

Duration

  • One semester or equivalent

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to develop students’ understanding of legal processes essential to the administration of public and environmental health law with a focus on the Australian context. The unit also aims to prepare students to effectively operate as an authorised officer within the environmental health area of practice.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the legislative framework for protecting health and the environment within Australia, with a focus on the Victorian context
2. Articulate the key concepts of Criminal and Administrative law applicable to environmental health practice
3. Assess and appraise the range of options available to seek compliance with Acts appropriate to the environmental health context, identifying the key considerations when gathering evidence
4. Analyse the role of the authorized officers in effectively implementing health and environmental legislation