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Take Physical Geography with Open Universities Australia and Curtin University to explore a fascinating range of topics, and to gain an understanding of how the world works. Consider the principles of physical geography, sustainable development and environmental planning, as well as the relationships between them, and familiarise yourself with the issues inhibiting environmental sustainability. Problems such as those relating to water sources and changes in global climate systems will be considered during this online unit.
Learn about the structure of the earth and the concept of geological time, and gain an awareness of how dynamic our planet is. Plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanic activity are all up for discussion, along with river systems, landforms, weathering and landscapes.
Acquire an understanding of the importance of different types of soils, and consider different types of biomes and the functions of ecosystems. Attention will be given to the oceans, coastal processes and the formation of coastal landscapes.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
In this geography unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement 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 will allow you to acquire a thorough understanding of the concepts and principles of Physical Geography that are required for teaching geography. You will gain a contemporary understanding of the importance of social, environmental and economic sustainability, and improve your awareness of the key challenges in ‘going green’.
Develop your critical thinking skills, and work on your capabilities in interpreting and analysing data.
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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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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.
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.