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This online unit covers Sustainability, Science and the Law, exploring their interconnectedness in local, global and regional debates on questions of sustainability and sustainable development.
Taking in its scope environmental policy, science, politics, ethics, philosophy and the legal system, the unit considers synergies between these disciplines in the context of sustainability issues.
You will become familiar with aspects of legal concepts, systems, processes and institutions that regulate issues to do with sustainability, including biodiversity, air and atmosphere, water and marine environmental law, heritage and habitats and waste and pollution.
Delivered online through Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University, this unit will equip you with knowledge necessary to analyse and propose solutions to issues in sustainability.
If you have no prior university experience, you should complete one of the following units before starting this unit:
In this Sustainability, Science and the Law unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
This unit is an approved elective 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 provides useful skills and knowledge for those interested in issues of sustainability. Career opportunities include work with government regulatory bodies, independent environmental agencies including not-for-profits and NGOs, research work into areas concerned with sustainability and environmental science, and policy making at various levels.
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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 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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.