Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living (Z0K)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 2
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.

  1. Identify opportunities to contribute to sustainable living by reflecting on the choices you make in your life.
  2. Design pathways to a sustainable future for communities around sustainable living
  3. Explain the impact your day to day activities and decisions have on contributing to the global agenda of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  4. Promote environmentally sustainable practices to support life on land and below water
  5. Design the responsible and innovative use of resources and infrastructure to support sustainable living

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,
  • Helping maintain a healthy local ecosystem through your own Backyard Biodiversity,
  • Engaging in your community, exploring your local environment, and much more!

Course structure

The course structure comprises four 12.5 credit point units, with two core units and two electives.

Core

In this unit students will be introduced to the concept of sustainability literacy and will apply that concept to their own lives, and the broader world. Having sustainability literacy is having the capacity to recognise what aspects of life are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Do you want to participate in transformations for a better world? Do you want to know how to make a difference? In this unit, you will learn ways to do this, by drawing on a framework that assembles the 17…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Electives

Choose any two of the following:

View the Sustainable Design for Houses landing page for more information on this unit and the Diploma of Sustainable Living.This unit will introduce students to principles of sustainable design for housing. The intention of the unit is to develop awareness…

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

View the Science of Gardening landing page for information on this unit and the Diploma of Sustainable Living.Science of Gardening is for people who love plants and gardens, people with dirt under their fingernails; people who want to know how…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school (late)
Hobart12 Week Session Dec

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

View the Backyard Biodiversity landing page for information on this unit and the Diploma of Sustainable Living.Backyard Biodiversity is an elective unit offered as part of the Diploma of Sustainable Living.Biodiversity is a critical component of sustainable living and is…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school (late)

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

Contemporary media is saturated with images of extreme weather events, hunger, poverty, conflict, pollution, austerity, and financial crisis. Mounting evidence suggests the 21st century will be defined by unprecedented challenges related to environmental instability, economic inequality and risks to social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Do you want to make a difference to something in the world you care about? Would you like some time and space to consider, develop and test your approaches in a safe environment, supported by experts? Following Bruce Mau's 'design…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In the modern world we must often make decisions under uncertainty, weighing up our options in the face of incomplete (and often conflicting) information. In this unit we examine the problems of evaluating evidence, forming beliefs, and making decisions based…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This breadth unit will delve into rocks, oceans and working of human society to explore the massive impact humans are having on the world we live in. Life on Earth has nearly been extinguished five times since the explosion of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit will explore the interlinked scientific, technical, environmental, economic, social and political factors that have shaped society's energy usage and which will impact on future energy policy and decision making.Energy science, technology, usage and energy policy affect almost all…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Pulling together the disciplines of sociology, law and complementary medicine this unit is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge in order to understand, debate and critically analyse the use and place of complementary medicines in the modern…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

The Wellbeing Toolkit is a unit that introduces a range of key topics, principles, skills and capabilities within a Tasmanian context. At the University of Tasmania, we believe that our island is stronger together. So, as we face various challenges,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school (early)

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

Entry requirements

This Undergraduate Certificate is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

  • This course uses ATAR and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process, OR
  • Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your study plan and subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application 
    OR

Applicants with previous higher education study

  • Previously undertaken study at the Associate Degree level or higher; OR
  • Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (UPP) or an equivalent enabling program delivered by another Australian university OR

Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study

  • A completed VET certificate III or higher OR

Applications on the basis of work or life experience

  • Personal Competency Entry: 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 a sustained employment background or work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course

Further information:   It is recommended that you submit supporting documentation (e.g. certificates, qualifications, resume etc.) as part of your application. We will attempt to access certain documents on your behalf (e.g. Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records). Otherwise, you may be contacted to provide additional documentation when your application is reviewed.

Prerequisites: Nil

International Applicants
This course is not CRICOS registered and therefore is not available for International Students.

Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate and a course plan developed to detail the units required by the student to qualify for the undergraduate certificate. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in Rule 6: Admission, Assessment and Student Progress.

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

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $14,475 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $28,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

The Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living is designed to be accessible to a wide audience. To help enable this, we offer generous scholarships for domestic students to help you to pursue your passion for sustainability.

For eligible domestic students, all units studied as part of the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living that commence after 16 June 2020 and have a census date prior to 31 December 2021 will be receive a 100% HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme) scholarship.

The HECS scholarship is applied to your record as soon as possible after you enrol in your chosen units. Initially, your invoice in eStudent may reflect the cost of the unit. Sometimes it may take up to a week after your enrolment is processed, but please be assured your correct invoice will appear in eStudent after this time.

You may notice on the individual unit pages that the costs of the units are explicitly stated. Please be assured that the cost for units studied under this course commenced after 16 June 2020 and with a census date prior to 31 December 2021 will be 100% covered by a HECS Scholarship for eligible students.

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