PKM307 Environmental Planning (8)

Environmental planning focuses on the decision making processes needed to manage the relationship that exists within and between natural systems and human systems. Environmental planning builds on a student's existing knowledge of natural resource management to give students an in-depth understanding of different planning approaches, principles and tools associated with environmental planning. Particular attention is given to establishing management objectives, and generating and evaluating options to solve management problems. It is assumed students have a basic understanding of social science. There is no residential school associated with this subject. On completion students will have the ability to combine initiative, judgement, and problem solving skills to address a variety of environmental problems through good planning processes.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Environmental Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Students who have completed PKM365 cannot enrol in this subject.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss and analyse the principles, processes and approaches to environmental planning
  • be able to discuss the range and complexity of issues associated with the planning for natural resources
  • be able to reflect on the skills and behaviours associated with sound environmental planning practice
  • be able to combine initiative, judgement and problem solving skills to address a variety of environmental problems through good planning processes
  • be able to communicate a basic area management plan in writing
  • Be able to explain the importance of Indigenous perspectives in environmental planning


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Planning Fundamentals
    1. Land use planning
      1. Complexity in planning
      2. Preparing area management plans
        1. Skills and behaviours in environmental planning practice
        2. Indigenous perspectives in environmental planning


        Current Students

        For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

        Prospective Students

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        The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.