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BOTN19001 Australian Botany
Australian Botany
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General Information


In this unit, you will learn about Australian plants, their taxonomy, distribution and economic uses. Emphasis will be placed on plant identification, so you can apply this knowledge in vegetation surveys, biodiversity conservation, and selection of plant species for economic development. The specimen collection as well as practical sessions and field visits that are scheduled during compulsory residential school will enable you to gain practical skills in plant identification and vegetation surveys.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites BIOL11099 Living Systems or BIOL11100 Functional Biology or BIOL11102 Life Science Laboratory

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2023

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Class and Assessment Overview

Information for Class and Assessment Overview has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 9 January 2023
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from SUTE


"You are doing a brilliant job at teaching botany, I now look at plants and flowers in a new and exiting light"


This unit focuses on learning plant diversity and understanding why certain plant communities occur only on certain habitats. This focus will be continued to be supported.

Feedback from SUTE


The contents of the quizzes to be aligned with the lectures


Quizzes will be re-written to reflect upon the contents covered in lectures

Feedback from SUTE


Clear instructions to be provided re: the materials to be brought to the residential school and the in-class test


Detailed instructions that will highlight the materials needed for the residential school will be provided to the students prior to residential school

Feedback from SUTE


Access plant identification videos to be streamlined


The video display style will be improved using modern technology

Feedback from SUTE


Further instructions on what plants to collect and what resources to use to identify them would greatly benefit students


One tutorial session will be devoted to demonstrate what type of plants to be collected and how they can be identified

Feedback from SUTE


"Overall field trip was awesome and really enjoyed it, gained great real world experience"


Field trip is the core activity of this Unit as this will help us relate theory to the practical aspects of natural resource management. This activity will be continued.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Information for Unit Learning Outcomes has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 9 January 2023
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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This unit profile has not yet been finalised.