Sustainability, Ecology and Communities

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Murdoch University
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About this unit

Sustainability, Ecology and Communities studies the ideologies and implementation strategies of sustainable development. You will gain an understanding of the theories of sustainable development from ecological, social and governmental perspectives.

This unit, provided by Murdoch University and delivered online by Open Universities Australia, discusses the global impacts of development practices at a local and national level.

Upon completion, you will be confident in identifying opportunities for change, and in planning and implementing a range of sustainability practices.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply, however you should ensure that you have not completed a previous version of this unit.

Areas of study

In this unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction – visioning a sustainable future
  • Systems thinking and resilience
  • Applying systems thinking to sustainability
  • Sustainability from an ecological perspective
  • Sustainability from a social perspective
  • Governance for sustainability governance – partnerships and participation
  • Governance for sustainability – state government and local government
  • Measuring and assessing sustainability
  • Critical reflective thinking and practice
  • Creating change in organisations
  • Creating change in individuals and communities
  • Conclusions – leadership and innovation for a sustainable future

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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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How will this unit advance my career?

Sustainability, Ecology and Communities will benefit any career in public policy, town planning or construction. Upon completion of this unit you will be able to plan and implement sustainability strategies at a local and state level.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Sustainability, Ecology and Communities from Murdoch University.
  • 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 or HECS-HELP is 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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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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