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Unit of Study LAW00118 - Environmental Law (2018)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply to any given factual problem the existing legal framework, which deals with planning, development, pollution, conservation, heritage and environmental impact assessment
2 describe in discussion or in a written format the division of environmental responsibilities between the three levels of government - federal, state and local
3 describe in discussion or in a written format important concepts in environmental law, and the changing conceptual context of environmental law
4 demonstrate an understanding of the various techniques of environmental dispute resolution, and their advantages and disadvantages
5 demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between Aboriginal cultural heritage and environmental law
6 provide legal advice on a real life problem which raises environmental legal issues.

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

  1. apply to any given factual problem the existing legal framework, which deals with planning, development, pollution, conservation, heritage and environmental impact assessment
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  2. describe in discussion or in a written format the division of environmental responsibilities between the three levels of government - federal, state and local
    • GA4:
  3. describe in discussion or in a written format important concepts in environmental law, and the changing conceptual context of environmental law
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the various techniques of environmental dispute resolution, and their advantages and disadvantages
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between Aboriginal cultural heritage and environmental law
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  6. provide legal advice on a real life problem which raises environmental legal issues.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.