ARBO600 – Advanced Arboriculture Law

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Module code
ARBO600
Module title
Advanced Arboriculture Law
Prescription
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge in evaluating the legislation and codes of conduct that affect the NZ Arboriculture industry, and the role of the arborist as an expert witness.
Programmes
  • SX1902
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
10
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
40
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
100
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Evaluate major statutes pertinent to the Arboriculture Industry of NZ, and how they relate to tree protection.
2. Analyse the NZ Arb Association code of conduct in relation to ethical decisions that arise in Tree Management.
3. Evaluate case law in relation to a tree management issue involving the Resource management Act, and critique the outcome explaining the role of the arborist as an expert witness.
Content
Introduction to the New Zealand legal system and the Resource Management Act 1991
An examination of Government functions and powers under the Resource Management Act 1991
An examination of the resource consent procedures under the Resource Management Act 1991
The implications, heritage protection order and subdivision laws
Enforcement procedures under the Resource Management Act 1991
Examples of a wide range of other legislation pertinent to the practice of arboriculture
Arboriculture Case Law
Role of expert witness
Report writing and presentation
Code of Conduct and ethics
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to pass all components of the portfolio with at least 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
? Workshop and stakeholder presentation spaces
? Arboriculture specific software and tools
? Moodle online platform with discussion & sharing
? Recommended Texts & readings
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Project-based learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices