• To apply scientific method and experimental design to understand ecological processes
  • About changes to ecosystems locally and globally; focussing on current and topical environmental issues
  • How humans depend on and impact upon ecosystems
  • What measures can be used to sustainably manage the environment.
  • Go on a field trip to collect environmental data from local environments, including rivers and estuaries, forests and beaches, to deepen understanding of an ecosystem
  • Compare factors affecting ecosystems such as climatic factors, fire, biodiversity, introduced species and greenhouse gas composition
  • Perform an investigation, survey and case study to explore how natural events and humans impact upon ecosystems
  • Research the role of scientists in decision making about the sustainable use of resources, and strategies for their management.
  • Wants to better understand our place in ecology and how it is managed
  • Would like to make informed decisions about environmental issues both locally and globally, and their increasing importance to our planet.

Course Overview

You have

  • ‘B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with teachers) in Year 10 Australian Curriculum English and Science.
  • An interest in environmental issues and management

TASC course

Environmental Science 3

May lead to

  • Further study.
  • Careers in conservation, parks and wildlife, fisheries and oceanography, environmental science, biology, ecology, environmental engineering, forestry, geography journalism, environmental management, science, tourism, aquaculture, teaching, and life sciences.