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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

96 credit points in any SCU unit

Unit aim

Develops students' understanding of the policy and legislation that drives waste management processes at the Local, State and Federal level in Australia and those that governs global waste management. They will explore how incentive-based schemes can be used in combination with legislative tools to improve waste management, reduce waste production, and enhance recovery and reuse of waste resources. They will develop skills in decision making and apply this to real life scenarios.

Unit content

Policy and legislative frameworks for local, state and federal governments and their interactions

Global legislation

Legislation dealing with different types of waste

Incentive schemes and other drivers of waste minimisation

Success and failure of waste policy

Learning from the global community

Self regulation and social licence for waste producers

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 evaluate waste management policy and legislation with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability
2 critically analyse legislative and incentive based frameworks and use these to respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges
3 apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in professional and community settings to develop solutions for managing and minimising waste
4 evaluate the effectiveness of different policies and legislation to manage waste
5 understand the linkages between waste management policy and legislation in the different tiers of government.

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

  1. evaluate waste management policy and legislation with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  2. critically analyse legislative and incentive based frameworks and use these to respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
  3. apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in professional and community settings to develop solutions for managing and minimising waste
    • GA4:
  4. evaluate the effectiveness of different policies and legislation to manage waste
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  5. understand the linkages between waste management policy and legislation in the different tiers of government.
    • GA4: