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During this online Open Universities Australia and Curtin University unit, you will gain an understanding of the challenges associated with distributing food and safeguarding food security. The growth in population has seen increased competition for access to certain natural resources – an issue you’ll explore in this unit.
You will become familiar with the concept of sustainability over 13 weeks, looking into the geographical principles of sustainable environments. Geographies of Food Security will encourage you to dissect the causes of food security issues, including the issue of physical and economic water scarcity.
You will consider the severity of food security challeges, and will be aware of the global trends in production, consumption, climate changes and population migration and settlement patterns. Your learning will be supplemented with a selection of case studies.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
In this geography unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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You will develop highly transferable skills during this unit, particularly in regards to the treatment of data. Upon completion of Geographies of Food Security you will be capable of critically analysing, interpreting and presenting data. You will have demonstrated these skills through reporting on and evaluating a specific challenge regarding food security as required for this unit.
You will also have specialised knowledge about sustainability, an area that is currently of increasing interest across industries.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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