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University of New England
Offered by the University of New England through Open Universities Australia, Sustainable Land Management is an online unit that equips students with an in-depth understanding of effective land management and the major issues surrounding it.
You will explore sustainable development and resilience-based adaptive management in a changing world, investigating major land uses including agriculture, forestry, protected areas and cities in Australia and globally. This unit will also allow you to analyse key ecosystem stewardship issues from the perspective of the householder, land manager or small business, catchment or bioregion.
Concepts and tools for analysis of social-ecological systems are also reviewed, such as ecosystem services, ecological footprint analysis, and green accounting, and you will learn practical measurement skills for sustainability monitoring and analytical skills for interpreting data.
You will also delve into a number of specific case studies, such as the northern tablelands of New South Wales and the rangelands, as well as undertaking additional reading and research in order to develop a higher level of understanding of the material.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
In this Sustainable Land Management unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is not currently a requirement for any course.
Content may be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit equips students with an in-depth understanding of effective land management and the major issues surrounding it.
You will gain the skills to be able to understand different tools and methods for sustainability and resilience analysis, and the leading practices in the sustainability performance of industries and individual land managers.
Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to explain options (regulatory, economic, social, technological, biophysical) for governments, land management agencies and land managers for improving sustainability outcomes; and have the practical measurement skills for sustainability monitoring, and analytical skills for interpreting the data.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.