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In the Global and Regional Sustainability unit, you will learn about the various environmental challenges that our world is currently facing, both on a global and regional scale.
By studying this online unit from Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University, you will gain a better understanding of the global implications of issues such as rapidly growing populations, urban sprawl, the energy crisis, and global warming. The unit also examines deforestation, the loss of species, and the use of toxic chemicals in regional areas.
This unit will give you a global and regional perspective on how these concerns are intertwined and how a sustainable development framework is needed to meet these challenges. Furthermore you will discover how technology, community values and global and regional sustainability institutions are essential in building a sustainable future.
By the end of this unit, you will be able to examine and critically analyse the many interacting facets of sustainability and understand multiple ways of moving towards a more sustainable world. You will learn these things as they relate on both a global and regional level, and be able to analyse the socio-economic and ecological dimensions that affect sustainable development.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit because it is considered an academically equivalent:
In this Global and Regional Sustainability unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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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This unit in Global and Regional Sustainability will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of global and regional sustainability issues, which are relevant and important in numerous roles across both the public and private sector. By having an in-depth understanding of the major issues affecting sustainability, you will be well equipped to work with government departments on environmental policies, projects and initiatives; and you will also be able to work with international agencies that handle global environmental issues.
Furthermore, this unit will also be an excellent foundation for a career in academic research or even in a commercial environment.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or 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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The online Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy will give students a thorough understanding of sustainability and climate policy issues.