Environmental Management

ENV60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide a holistic understanding of ecology, environmental systems and environmental management. The various topics give a critical insight into the diversity and complexity of environmental issues, and the major causes and effects of environmental pollutions, focusing on anthropogenic activities. The unit also aims to develop high levels of awareness of the ubiquitous use of hazardous substances and specific skill sets for their management. Students will also acquire new skills and knowledge in preparing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and generic risk assessment. Finally, the unit will provide an overview of mitigation strategies to minimise anthropogenic ecological footprint.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Manage hazardous substances
2. Identify, discuss and debate environmental issues
3. Perform a basic environmental impact analysis
4. Outline the water management strategies for Melbourne
5. Discuss and select appropriate waste management strategies
6. Argue that competition is a greater ecological force than predation
7. Perform generic risk assessments