Courses & Units

Local Lives for a Sustainable Planet KGA107



This unit involves both critical reflection on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and critical reflection on lives lived in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. You will learn and apply techniques to identify, plan, implement and evaluate the impact of actions for positive change. This capstone unit will give you the opportunity to bring together your learnings and apply sustainability knowledge and literacy to aspects of your own life, and to identify how it can contribute to sustainable outcomes within your wider community and globally.

As a capstone to the Diploma of Sustainable Living, the unit integrates theory and practice of sustainable living within a systems thinking environment. You study social change as a dynamic, critical thinking process and examine techniques for progressing sustainable living through contemporary, reflective facilitation methods. Interactive online activities will enable you to explore different approaches to systems thinking, where the interrelatedness and multidisciplinary nature of sustainability challenges and opportunities can be tackled.

Our aim in teaching KGA107 is to demonstrate how the study of sustainability within the Geography and Spatial Sciences discipline can enhance your lived experience, and enable you to support your communities and organisations to be part of the strategies to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The unit will demonstrate how the study of Geography can contribute to the creation of a fairer and more sustainable world. Students wishing to enrol in further studies might consider the Major in Sustainability.

We teach in the belief that rigour and passion are a powerful combination in knowing the world so as to change it for the better. Please contact staff if you have any questions or comments. We hope you find studying Local Lives for a Sustainable Planet relevant, interesting, challenging and exciting!


Unit name Local Lives for a Sustainable Planet
Unit code KGA107
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|Office of the University College
Coordinator Doctor Kamal Singh
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 11 Week Session Oct Off-Campus Domestic
Hobart 11 Week Session Apr Off-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
11 Week Session Oct 26/9/2022 13/10/2022 4/11/2022 11/12/2022
11 Week Session Apr 4/4/2022 19/4/2022 12/5/2022 19/6/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the UN Sustainable Development Goals in personal and community contexts.
  • Use interdisciplinary concepts and principles to inform problem solving and decision making for sustainability.
  • Undertake actions to resolve global sustainability challenges at the personal and community level.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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50 credit points of units from the course inclusive of HEJ111 or equivalent|50 credit points of units from the course inclusive of KAA106 or HEJ111


Teaching Pattern

This unit is taught fully online.

Detail further around lecture delivr, and tutes

AssessmentAT1: Knowledge Tree Synthesis (20%)|AT3: Practise Manual (50%)|AT2: Intervention for Change (30%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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