Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students learn about the indigenous and European culture origins and characteristics of land tenure and management of both public and private lands in Australia. They are introduced to the history of our current land management system. Students engage with ideas related to the cultural construction of nature and the way in which current beliefs and practices about land use are embedded in cultural accident and history. In exploring the current institutional and legal structures involved in land use, students are able to understand why differing expectations, regulations and practices apply to a range of land designations.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCraig Deed

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesThis subject involves the examination of the relationships between Australian culture and the land through both theoretical material and practical experiences. The subject involves a mixture of lectures, readings, tutorials and a 3 day bushwalk. The walk is a practical exploration of the theoretical material covered in other aspects of the subject

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeN/A

Resource RequirementN/A






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionReading List to be provided on LMS

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse Australian social and cultural perspectives on the landscape
02. Summarise the historical influences on the relationship between land tenure (ownership and nature conservation
03. Analyse and evaluate the use of historical stories in outdoor and environmental education, and nature tourism practice
04. Explain how land designation and management practices influence participation and leadership in outdoor activities

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCraig Deed

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-word assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 1,500 word assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1,500-word assignment Hurdle: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4