1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES is the study of the relationships between living organisms and the natural, rural, industrial and urban environments. It includes the study of the impact humans have upon the natural environment.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the scientific aspects of the environment and the procedures required to establish an environmentally sustainable society. It also involves developing an understanding of how physical, economic, social and technological factors effect the environment.

Courses in Narrow Field 0509 Environmental Studies develop skills in:
. applying the principles and practices of managing natural ecosystems
. assessing the impact of humans on the environment
. preparing environmental impact statements
. identifying, evaluating and analysing environmental issues of current and future significance

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

050901  Land, Parks and Wildlife Management
050999  Environmental Studies, n.e.c.

050901 Land, Parks and Wildlife Management

Land, Parks and Wildlife Management is the study of managing land, parkland, marine and coastal zone parks, and wildlife.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. flora and fauna management
. land and water management
. land rehabilitation
. natural resource inventory and appraisal

050999 Environmental Studies, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Environmental Studies not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. environmental impact assessment
. environmental science
. land conservation
. soil conservation

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