Health and Environmental Law 1

PEH20003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 4 Hours per Week

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



Aims and objectives

This unit develops an understanding of the processes involved in the administration of public and environmental health law, with a focus on the Australian context.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Discuss the basis of the legal system in Australia including the role of parliament, the court and tribunal system, how law is made and interpreted
2. Explain the legislative framework for protecting health and the environment within Australia, with a focus on Victoria.
3. Evaluate the role of administrative law, the Ombudsman and the Freedom of Information Act as mechanisms for review.
4. Analyse the role of authorized officers in effectively implementing health and environmental legislation
5. Compare the various options available to seek compliance with Acts pertinent to public and environmental health practice, and identify the key considerations when gathering evidence.