ENM415 Environmental Management of Mine Sites and Contaminated Lands (8)


This subject provides an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects for understanding the environmental management of mine sites and the management of contaminated land. The subject focuses on industry perspectives of biodiversity and water management, environmental systems, monitoring and audit and rehabilitation of mine sites.   Contaminated land management is introduced focusing on typical contaminants and their behaviour, the regulatory environment and case studies.  The subject has no residential school.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ENM415
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Environmental Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply sustainable development principles in mining
  • be able to describe a range of approaches to biodiversity and water management
  • be able to discuss the purpose of environmental systems and plans
  • be able to describe example contaminants and their behaviour
  • be able to describe the regulatory framework with respect to contaminated land management


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Sustainable development and mining
  • Environmental systems and plans
  • Biodiversity and water management
  • Monitoring and audit of environmental aspects of mine site management
  • Mine site rehabilitation
  • Introduction to contaminants and behaviour
  • Process of contaminated land management
  • Regulatory and legislative framework
  • Professional support organisations and case studies


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.