Individual Project

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Individual Project is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Curtin University. Its central aim is to provide students of sustainability and climate policy studies with the research skills necessary to complete successful reporting in this field. Students may choose to work independently or collaboratively, and are tasked with finding a research question that specifically appeals to them.

To begin with, students will be asked to find a topic that is appropriate in terms of scale, and clearly define some research questions with which to approach the topic. Following this, students will independently develop a deep understanding of this area, before conducting their own secondary research to answer their key questions.

Ultimately, this unit arms students with the confidence and ability to conduct their own climate and sustainability research. If approached successfully, Individual Project is among the most rewarding units available, as well as the most attractive to employers in the field.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Climate Policy, Curtin University
  • Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy, Curtin University

You must also have already successfully completed at least one core unit.

Areas of study

In this Sustainability and Climate Policy unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Framing a research project that is appropriate in scope and scale, including explicit research questions
  • Developing detailed understanding of a topic
  • Backgrounding a project with conceptual development and literature analysis
  • Conducting secondary research (derived/desktop/text-based)
  • Writing up research findings in a report or long essay style

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

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?

Anyone serious about a career in sustainability and climate policy will know an integral requirement for any role is the ability to competently and effectively research and report on a given topic. In this sense, Individual Project is among the most vocational units offered, as its structure closely correlates with the kind of tasks students will be regularly faced with when they embark on their career.

Adding a project like this to your resume is concrete proof you are job-ready, and can immediately begin to make a meaningful contribution to the field of sustainability and climate policy.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in completing an Individual Project 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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