This online unit from The University of Western Australia and Open Universities Australia is a project-based unit that gives you a chance to practice key skills gained throughout completion of your Integrated Human Studies degree. Delivered entirely online, you will collaborate in teams to assess significant local and global challenges and issues, find methods to propose action, and report on your investigation through extensive research and online discussions.
The program work involved in this unit is great for team-building, centring around collaborative inquiry with the aid of other students. The issues you will assess will be complex and based on real-life situations, in order to prepare you for sound decision making.
Effective resolution will require evolved interdisciplinary methods, for example, you will have to report your findings to an online audience in a professional manner.
In order to complete this unit, applicants must be currently enrolled in the following course:
Graduate Diploma in Integrated Human Studies, The University of Western Australia
Areas of study
In this Collaborative Online Inquiry into 21st Century Challenges unit, the topics you will study include:
Investigation of global, regional and local challenges (e.g. population explosion, environmental degradation and loss of natural resources
Principles of knowledge construction and problem solving
Interdisciplinary methods of research, discussion and action
Principles for collaborating with others across government, non-government and business sectors
Collaborative development, exchange and evaluation of ideas
Publication of findings on the web
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but content may be relevant to a number of courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Collaborative Online Inquiry into 21st Century Challenges is an online unit that will develop your analysis and reporting skills on real-life, complex issues facing our contemporary world.
By learning interdisciplinary methods, such as online reporting, you will be able to adapt to any modern working environment or bring your newly acquired skills to your next role. You will also learn how to work within a team, which is vital for any professional working environment. This comprehensive unit will help you to further your career in a number of fields, as the core skills can be adapted and applied to almost any role.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Collaborative Online Inquiry into 21st Century Challenges from The University of Western Australia.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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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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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
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