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 participate in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The unit will allow students to demonstrate how they 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.

We hope you find studying Local Lives for a Sustainable Planet relevant, interesting, challenging and exciting!

Students engage in 6 x 1.5 hour Online Interactive Forums and lecture content, online discussions and assessment tasks. Assessment is 100% internal (i.e., no examination) and enables you to actively engage with ideas and issues, reflect on your learning and learn collaboratively.


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
Coordinator Doctor Kamal Singh
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

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

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
050999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,783.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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HEJ111 or KAA106 plus 37.5 credit points of study in Z1K or Z0U


Teaching Pattern

This unit is taught fully online.

Detail further around lecture delivr, and tutes

AssessmentAT3: Practise Manual (50%)|AT1: Knowledge Tree Synthesis (20%)|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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