Course Title: Plan river restoration works
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
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
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 150
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
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.
|1||10/7/205||Introduction to unit|
What are the values of Riparian land?
Erosion of Riparian land –
Types and some fixes
|2||17/7/2015||Speaker from Geofabrics|
Erosion and revegetation
|3||24/7/2015||Field Trip to Bunyip – all day|
|4||31/7/2015||Riparian Legacy – Assessing flora|
Assessing water quality and riparian health
RARC Rapid Assessment Riparian Condition
|Assessment Task One due|
|5||7/8/2015||Site visit to Plenty River (first site assessment)|
Assessment Task Two: site visit
|6||14/8/2015||Riparian Legacy – how to manage sites |
Research field site, complete JSA, potential issues and question for land manager
|7||21/8/2015||Site visit to second site assessment|
Preliminary visit to Major Study site PowerPoint, Field equipment, recording sheets, fauna & flora field guides Assessment Task Two site visit
|8||28/8/2015||Site visit to second site assessment|
Preliminary visit to Major Study site, Assessment Task Two site visit
|9||4/9/2015||No class –Mid Semester Break|
|10||11/9/2015||Riparian Legacy – Erosion|
Sedimentation, channel geometry, restoring natural geometry.
Note: Full day
|Assessment Task Two due|
|11||18/9/2015||Field trip to Major Study site|
Survey Work to be completed
|12||25/9/2015||Study site evaluation|
|13||2/10/2015||Study site evaluation|
|14||09/10/15||Working on assessment task three Class activities|
Note: pm class
|Assessment Task Three due|
|15||16/10/15||Restoration Strategy/development of works plan|
|16||23/10/2015||Restoration Strategy/development of works plan
|17||30/10/15||Restoration Strategy/development of works plan||Assessment Four due 02/11/2015|
* If there is any change in this teaching schedule, students will be notified in advance during the class and also on Blackboard/myRMIT
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Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course may include practical assessment, project work, reports, tests and assignments
Following Assessment tasks will be conducted during this course:
1 Field Trip Report - Report - 10%
2 Comparison of two sites (with RARC assessments) - Assignment -20%
3 Erosion control with river profile case studies - Assignment -20%
4 Preparation of River Restoration Plan - Report -50%
Details of these assessment tasks will be provided during the class and also on myRMIT/Blackboard
- Students need to pass all 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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