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EV5965 - Best Practice Management Tools - Ridge to Reef

[Offered in 2020 only]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to students in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development only. This subject is due to run in Study Period 2 2019.

The Best Practice Management Tools (BPMTs) unit builds knowledge of tools, frameworks and methods that are at the cutting edge of successful integrated R2R sustainable development, the reasons why they are used, how they should be employed and how their importance can be communicated to end-users. The specific tools and frameworks discussed will focus principally on tried and tested approaches to facilitating management that are currently the basis for best practice management in PICTs. However, newly developed tools, such as the Wetland Prioritisation Decision Support System for Great Barrier Reef Catchments, that have potential application to specific PICTs contexts will also be investigated, together with how the tools could be adapted and operationalised for use in PICTs R2R management, where and in what situations they would be appropriate, and the constraints on their application. The BPMTs and their application will be discussed in contrasting PICT situations, to cover the range of variation in island geography, society and issues, consequently providing students with a functional toolbox and the ability to select the tools that are fit for their particular situation and purpose.

Learning Outcomes

  • appraise and demonstrate the range of BPMT tools, frameworks and methods that are at the cutting edge of R2R sustainable development;
  • analyse and explain the reasons why these tools are used;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the situations where particular tools are appropriate;
  • Communicate the importance of the tools to end- users;
  • critically examine and explain the processes, benefits and limitations of how the BPMT tools should be employed.


Study Period 11, External
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Expected student workload for this subject availability is 130 hours
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.