1 x 2-day workshop per semester
1 x 3-day field trip per semester
1 Admission into BSCBD-Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation)
1a Admission into BSCHBD-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biodiversity and Conservation)
1b Admission into BSCCO-Bachelor of Science (Coasts and Oceans)
1c Admission into BSCHCO-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Coasts and Oceans)
1d Admission into BSCEN-Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
1e Admission into BSCHEN-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Environmental Science)
1f Admission into BSCGG-Bachelor of Science (Geography)
1g Admission into BSCHY-Bachelor of Science (Hydrology)
1h Admission into BSCHHY-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Hydrology)
1i Admission into BSCPL-Bachelor of Science (Palaeontology)
1j Admission into BSC-Bachelor of Science
1k Admission into BSC-OCCS-Ocean and Climate Sciences
1l Admission into BSC-EHWR-Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources
1m Admission into BSC-ENMG-Environmental Management
1n Admission into BSC-EGIO-Environmental Geology
1o Admission into BENV-Bachelor of Environment
1p Admission into BEDMSSBSC-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Science
1q Admission into BEDSBSC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Science
1r Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts
1s Admission into BAGIS-Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems
1t Admission into BASC-Bachelor of Arts and Science
1u Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1v Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1w Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
1x Admission into BDTI-Bachelor of Design and Technology Innovation
1y Admission into BSCHWS-Bachelor of Science (Honours)
1z Admission into BSCH-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Enhanced Program for High Achievers)
2 Admission into BAHA-Bachelor of Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers
2a Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
2b Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2c Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2d Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts
2e Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences
2f Admission into BSCHPL-Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Palaeontology)
3 63 units of topics
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w or 1x or 1y or 1z)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e or 2f))) and (3)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EASC3762, EASC8762, WARM8762 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Completion of Year 1 and Year 2 core topics.
Topic description

This topic provides students with opportunities for field investigations in local settings in which key measurements and other data will be collected relevant to environmental issues. Students will be introduced to and trained in the use of appropriate field equipment and relevant workplace health and safety procedures. The practical experiences of data collection will complement theoretical elements developed in other topics.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with the principles of good professional practice relevant to field collection of data and samples
  • Offer students practical experience in the collection of field data relevant to their environmental interests
  • Extend student skills development in the preparation of professional quality reports relevant to their discipline
  • Broaden student perspectives on the nature of work within environmental disciplines
  • Provide students with opportunities to participate in field work projects in a range of sites in the local region
  • Introduce students to relevant workplace health and safety procedures
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply good sampling and recording methods and techniques in environmental disciplines
  2. Competently perform under supervision a variety of assessment and monitoring methods and techniques
  3. Recognise the strengths and limitations of field samples and data of different types
  4. Analyse and synthesis data suitable for preparing a professional-quality field report
  5. Apply professional skills to the conduct and reporting of a field report
  6. Understand policy, cultural and other issues that may impact on the collection of field samples and data
  7. Understand the workplace health and safety issues that relate to working in the field, especially in national and international settings

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.