In this online Climate Policy unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, you will discover the basic elements of why and how climate change has occurred, and explore ways we can mitigate climate problems. You will learn about various approaches to climate change and how different countries apply climate policies, and also what mechanisms are used to reduce emissions on a global scale.
In this unit you will also learn about economic strategies being used to meet carbon emissions targets, and in this context you will analyse front-end policies such as carbon taxes and emission trading schemes. On the other hand you will also learn about the ‘end-user’ approach, which involves policies that encourage individuals to engage in energy efficiency and small scale renewable energy projects.
This is a robust and dynamic unit, giving you both an overview of climate policy in general and also an in-depth knowledge of policies and procedures. You will also take part in a climate change governance workshop, demonstrating the complexity of international negotiations and giving you practical experience of the negotiation process.
In order to enrol in this unit you must be accepted on to one of the following courses:
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy
Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Climate Policy
Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy
Areas of study
In this Climate Policy unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to climate science
Australia's contribution to climate change, sectoral analysis
The policy setting: key policies for addressing carbon emissions in Australia
International climate governance
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Climate Policy, Curtin University
Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy, Curtin University
The unit is also an approved elective in the following course:
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy, Curtin University
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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This online unit in climate policy will prepare you for a variety of career paths that include working in both the public and private sector. The knowledge attained in this unit is exceptionally valuable for individuals who are passionate about climate change and are looking to pursue a career in this field.
Furthermore, many large companies are required to deal with climate policy restrictions, and this will give you a distinct advantage if you work in a commercial environment in the energy or environmental sector.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Climate Policy from Curtin 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 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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This online Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy course from Curtin University will provide you with advanced understanding of sustainability and climate policy issues in the context of social research and analysis.
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