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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Evaluates regenerative strategies and practices to modify and manage rural landscapes. Physical modification of landscapes, planned grazing, fire and tillage are examined. Biological fertilisers, composting, syntropics, agroforestry and cover cropping are also explored. Students evaluate these methods of regenerative agriculture using real world examples.

Unit content

  • Regenerative agriculture - managing healthy and productive rural landscapes
  • Indicators of landscape health
  • Managing populations of animals and plants
  • Managing agricultural landscapes
  • Farmscaping: physically altering the landscape - earthworks, infrastructure and vegetation
  • Disturbance: using time-controlled grazing, fire and tillage
  • Inputs: biological, mineral and chemical
  • Agronomic practices: agroforestry, cover cropping, pasture cropping, composting, no till, no kill.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify indicators of rural landscape health
2 evaluate regenerative strategies and practices for managing rural landscapes
3 demonstrate the capability to develop regenerative strategy
4 identify a range of regenerative practices

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify indicators of rural landscape health
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. evaluate regenerative strategies and practices for managing rural landscapes
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate the capability to develop regenerative strategy
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. identify a range of regenerative practices
    • GA4: