Climate Policy

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

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.

Eligibility

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

Course pathways

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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How will this unit advance my career?

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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Financial assistance

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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Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Climate Policy

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