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Subject details

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Understand environmental management concepts and language sufficiently to be able to communicate effectively with environmental management professionals
  2. Assess impacts of adverse effects on health and environment within organisations
  3. Facilitate the control of risks to health or environment in organisations
  4. Develop strategies to communicate environmental information and data
  5. Understand concepts of environmental management in a legislative context.
     
  • Topics

    • Introduction to Environmental Science
    • Environmental Science Concepts: Ecosystems and Biodiversity
    • Environmental Science Concepts: Ecosystems and Sustainable Environment
    • Environmental Science Concepts: The Precautionary Principle
    • Environmental Science Concepts: Ozone Depletion
    • Environmental Science Concepts: Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases
    • Environmental Management
    • International Conventions for the Environment
    • Environmental legislation in Australia
    • Environmental Management Systems
    • Environmental Impact (Risk) Assessment
    • Environmental Auditing
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Virtual Classroom
    • Online Materials

      • Quizzes
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Resources and Links
    • Other Materials

      • Video

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • ACU-OHS202

Special requirements

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    Relevant State or Territory Environmental Legislation

This is a synoptic subject that provides an introduction to organisational environmental management, and divided into two halves – (i) environmental science; and (ii) environmental management. Environmental science concepts include ecosystems, biodiversity, ecologically sustainable development, the precautionary principle, ozone depletion, climate change and greenhouse gases. Environmental management concepts include environmentally sound development, international conventions for the environment, environmental legislation, environmental management standards, environmental risk assessment and environmental auditing.

  • Online Exam (35%)
  • Essay (40%)
  • Online Discussion (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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