Course Title: Plan river restoration works
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: ENVI5078C
Course Title: Plan river restoration works
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5305 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
Course Contact: Namrita Kaul
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 150
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
There are none
This unit covers planning of river restoration works and defines the standard required to: restoration strategies are checked for compliance and discussed with client; develop erosion and sediment control measures; follow industry guidelines to establish fauna habitat and vegetation species; document the strategy and submit to the relevant consent authority; prepare a detailed works plan.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
AHCNAR505A Plan river restoration works
1. Establish client need
1.1. The client expectations is discussed and confirmed.
2. Develop the strategy to utilise restoration works
2.1. Property ownership and boundaries are confirmed by checking maps and titles.
3.Prepare a detailed works plan
3.1. Selection criteria for earthwork structures or measures are checked against industry guidelines.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will include lectures, guest speakers and field trips.
Week 1 10/7/14 Intro – Why restore?
Week 2 17/7/14 The components of a river
Week 3 24/7/14 Waterway Processes/Geomorphology
Week 4 31/7/14 Riparian Management
Week 5 7/8/14 Relevant legislation/Industry guidelines
Client needs, scenarios and strategies
Week 6 14/8/14 Planning for restoration/ Assessment tools
Week 7 21/8/14 Field Trip - Back Creek
River Restoration Works
Week 8 28/8/14 Back Creek lab prac
4/9/14 Field Trip – Damper Creek
Week 9 11/9/14 NO CLASS – BARMAH CAMP
Week 10 18/9/14 NO CLASS – self directed work - Assessment 1
Week 11 25/9/14 Group meetings to discuss restoration plans
Compulsory attendance required
Week 12 2/10/14 NO CLASS – WONTHAGGI CAMP
Week 13 9/10/14 Managing Willows, Stock control
Week 14 16/10/14 Field Trip - Melbourne Water – River Restoration Project
Week 15 23/10/14 Test revision
ASSESSMENT 1 - DUE
Week 16 30/10/14 ASSESSMENT 2 - TEST
Week 17 6/11/14 Assessment review week – no class
A rehabilitaiton manual for Australian Streams - Volume 1 and 2 Ian D. Rutherfurd, Kathryn Jerie and Nicholas Marsh
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course may include practical assessment, project work, reports, tests and assignments
ASSESSMENT 1: RIVER RESTORATION PLAN
You are to select a river or stream that you are able to physically evaluate as a case study.
Provide a detailed assignment on the case for restoration of your selected river and how you plan to achieve it. (You should utilise concepts discussed in class and other guides such as the 12 Principles of Restoration to assist you).
Your assignment should include:
• A map and drawings or photo’s of the river.
• A description of the ‘reach’ that you have chosen to work with.
• An outline of your goals for restoring your stream/river
• A description of stakeholders
• Your assessment of the reach – its assets and problems
• Your priorities for restoration and how you will meet these priorities
• Management strategies that you are going to apply. When and why?
• What processes you will use to monitor and evaluate your project
ASSESSMENT 2: TEST
You will be given a 1.5hr short answer test on the material that has been covered throughout the semester. Questions on the test will relate to:
• underpinning knowledge,
• common terms,
• current policies and legislation
• river restoration techniques
- Students need to pass both assessments to pass this course
- Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
- Extension of time for submission of assessable work- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf ) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web). For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
- If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.
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