Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living (Z0U)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 1 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online and Distance Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

Lisa studied the Science of Gardening unit available in the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living and it has changed the way she sees the environment around her.

"I love the way this unit has been structured, with modules, chapters, activities, videos, other readings and quizzes. It makes the unit easy to follow, to keep up and most importantly be engaged. I am constantly looking at my garden and other gardens in different ways!"

- Lisa G, Sustainable Living Student.

100% HECS fee waiver: Choose to study the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living with us in 2022, and complete all four units of your certificate without tuition fees. For more information please visit the Certificates page.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living will help you learn about sustainability on a local, national and international level, and align your studies with what sustainable living means for you. The multi-disciplinary nature of this course draws upon environment and ecology, resource use and design for living and well-being and health to promote sustainable living.

Throughout this course, you’ll learn practical knowledge about sustainability, and how to apply it to in your home, community, business or social enterprise.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living aims to give you a better understanding of your connection to sustainability as an individual, consumer, employee or citizen, and to enable you to make informed personal choices through being able to explain the key elements of sustainable living in contemporary society.

  • Compare and contrast divergent perspectives and knowledges of sustainability by reflecting on local sustainability solutions
  • Explain how contemporary sustainability approaches can augment day-to-day behaviours and activities of individuals, organisations and communities

The practical experiences of this Certificate will depend on your choice of units. You could be:

  • growing a bigger, healthier and more productive garden thanks to your understanding of the Science of Gardening
  • using the principles of Sustainable Design for Houses to inform your house renovations with a focus on improving impact on the environment and your health
  • identifying a range of fish species commonly caught in Australian recreational fisheries, as taught in the Science of Fishing unit
  • Engaging in your community, exploring your local environment, and much more!

Career outcomes

Upon completing your Undergraduate Certificate of Sustainable Living, you will possess new skills, outlooks on living, and a deeper understanding of sustainability in an ever changing world which will complement your existing career direction.

Careers relating to Sustainable Living are also growing across many industries. If you wish to continue your studies towards a career in sustainability. the Diploma of Sustainable Living is available to help you further your skills and knowledge, further customising your learning journey towards a sustainability path that aligns with your interests.

Course structure

To graduate with the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living, you must complete the core unit, Communicating Sustainability, along with 3 units of your choice.

To see when units are being held, please see the Sustainable Living Study Planner 2022

Core

Sustainability is a central concept for communities pursuing social and economic goals within ecological limits. Yet the different ways sustainability is defined, communicated and enacted reflects the wide range of underlying values, perspectives and priorities at stake. In this unit,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Electives

Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartParamedicine Study Period 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to develop an awareness of environmental and human health impacts of housing in order to inform critical and creative decision-making in the design and renovation of houses. You will explore how housing affects our own health and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Launceston11 Week Session Apr
Launceston11 Week Session Oct

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will build on your practical knowledge of sustainable design for houses, expanding your thinking to houses within landscapes - both natural and constructed - and interacting with climate, biodiversity, human health and urban and regional food systems. You…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Launceston11 Week Session Feb

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Human-induced climate change is the most serious problem currently facing our planet - a global problem with increasingly obvious local impacts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that the next 10 years will be critical to averting…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The course of climate change can be altered, and science tells us the next decade will be crucial. Averting a climate catastrophe depends on rapid action to reduce greenhouse gases, as well as widespread adaptation to minimise the impact of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, we are going to explore the science underlying what you do in your garden, why your plants respond to your gardening, and how plants grow and reproduce. What we hope that you will gain, is a much…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)
Hobart12 Week Session Dec

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to develop your awareness of the ecological processes operating in your garden, to assist informed decision making about garden design and management. You will explore the environmental parameters of your garden (e.g. macro and microclimate, geology, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart11 Week Session Apr
Hobart11 Week Session Oct

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Living with Fire is a level-100 unit offered as part of the Diploma of Sustainable Living. Fire has shaped the evolution of the world we see around us and is fundamental to life. Yet wildfire can also be devastating to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Biodiversity is a critical component of sustainable living and is central to several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At a local scale, biodiversity is important for healthy and sustainable living, and due to the complexity of biodiversity issues…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)
HobartSpring school (extended)
Hobart11 Week Session Feb

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will not only learn about the science behind fishing techniques and how these interact with the biology and behaviour of a species, but also how recreational fisheries are sustainably managed and how you can be a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The challenge of ensuring adequate and sustainable food production and equitable access to food for a diverse human population in the 21st century is crucial and profoundly complex. This unit helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Earth is a lively and dynamic planet that is undergoing rapid changes wrought by the activities of humans. In what ways are these changes impacting on us and other species? Are we precipitating another mass extinction; the 6th major mass…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will be introduced to the concept of sustainability starting with the transformations necessary for achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a way that organises them into 6 logical groups. You will examine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Launceston5 Week Session Jan B
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

Domestic Applicants who have recently completed secondary education

- Completed the TCE (or equivalent)

Domestic Applicants with higher education study

- Completed at least one undergraduate unit (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points).

Domestic Applicants with VET / TAFE study

- A completed VET Certificate III or higher,

Domestic Applicants with work and life experience:

If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

Prerequisites

Nil

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate.

Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

Students completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living will receive advanced standing for four 12.5 credit point units of the Diploma of Sustainable Living.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

100% HECS fee waiver

Domestic students starting the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living in 2022 may be eligible to receive a 100% HECS fee waiver. This means that you won’t have to pay any tuition fees for your course in 2022. We are also waiving the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), normally applicable per unit of study. For more information and FAQs please visit the Certificates page.

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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