BIO330 Wildlife Management (8)

Effective wildlife management is crucial for the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources. In this subject students focus on Australian wildlife management and learn how ecological principles underpin management strategies and actions. Key topics in wildlife management are explored including threatened species recovery and translocation methods, wildlife disaster mitigation, wildlife harvesting, wildlife parasitism and disease, and traditional and contemporary Indigenous Australian wildlife management approaches. Students completing this subject have the ability to develop and evaluate wildlife management strategies for the protection, control, sustainable use, or recovery of species and communities and can apply adaptive management principles to wildlife management problems.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BIO330. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Environmental Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Students may not enrol in this subject if they have completed BIO327.

Assumed Knowledge
Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and summarise the key terminology, concepts and principles of wildlife management;
  • be able to discuss the main features of threatened species management, wildlife control, wildlife disease, wildlife disaster mitigation and sustainable use of wildlife;
  • be able to identify appropriate scientific methods to the study of wildlife management;
  • be able to review, consolidate and synthesise their knowledge to develop wildlife management strategies for the control, sustainable use and recovery of species and communities;
  • be able to identify appropriate environmental legislation and policy and their role in wildlife management; and
  • be able to apply adaptive management principles to wildlife management.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • TOPIC 1: Management theory;
  • TOPIC 2: Team management skills; and
  • TOPIC 3: Business case writing contextualised to health management and leadership.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.