Community Resource Management

Course code SRMT3040Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course enables students to be proficient facilitators for natural resource management. Students will learn how to develop resource management and extension programs, run meetings, plan small group activities, and design and facilitate environmental education workshops at the local community level. The course also covers conflict resolution and avoidance, how to work in conflict situations involving the use of natural resources, community consultation, participatory decision making and negotiation skills in community settings. The theory component of this course will be delivered face-to-face with all lecture and supporting material made available on-line. A significant proportion of the practicals will be self-directed and involve visits to local landcare projects of your choosing for the collection of information for a management plan (the major assignment).

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory course component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. Knowledge in community, resources and management processes
2. Skills in conflict resolution and avoidance
3. Skills in designing environmental education projects for community groups
4. Skills in developing community-based management plans for natural resource
5. Skills to engage in community consultation processes
6. Skills to act as agents in the negotiation of changes towards the adoption of best-practice environmental behaviours.
ContentModule 1: Concepts of resource management
The concepts of community, resources and management.
Conflict avoidance and resolution
Participatory Approaches to Sustainable Resource Management.
Participatory community appraisal.
Local knowledge system.
Working with community.
Community development.
Gender issues in sustainable resource management.
Community level action in monitoring, repair and protection of the environment.
National and International case studies on community resource management.
Training and extension.

Module 2: Development of practical skills in community resource management
Designing, managing and evaluating community resource management projects
Designing Environmental education projects.
Extension methods for sustainable resource management.
Community level action in monitoring, repair and protection of the environment.
Developing and implementing management plan for local natural resources.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA first year or second year course in sustainable resource management/environmental management.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Workshop
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Reports
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SRMT3040