Course Title: Investigate ecology

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4411 Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Title: Investigate ecology

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2021


City Campus


535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022

Course Contact: Tracey Salter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4277

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply key ecological principles underpinning issues of concern about any specific type of environment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU22088 Investigate ecology


1 Explain the levels of classification used in plant and animal taxonomy

2 Outline the general characteristics of ecosystems

3 Describe energy flow, nutrient recycling and relationships in living systems

4 Analyse key issues involved in major ecological problems caused by humans

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include worksheets, reports, assignments and tests