Diploma of Sustainable Living (Z1K)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 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, Winter school (late), Spring school (November), 11 Week Session Apr

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Claire Duke Profile

"My studies into sustainability have been extremely useful in my home and I'm even working to implement more sustainable practices in my workplace.

I greatly enjoyed studying online and this diploma gave me the confidence in my academic ability to undertake further study while I work.”

Claire Duke
Graduate, Diploma of Sustainable Living
The climate is changing, and we all have a role to play in creating a more sustainable future. The online Diploma of 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.

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 Diploma is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and provides four engaging themes to focus your studies:

  • Environment, Ecology and Planet
  • Resource Use and Design for Living
  • Well-being and Health to Promote Sustainable Living
  • Social Justice, Equity, and Diversity

Upon graduation, you’ll have a better understanding of your connection to sustainability as an individual, consumer and citizen.

The Diploma of Sustainable Living is designed to be accessible to a wide audience. To help enable this we offer generous scholarships for eligible domestic students to help you to pursue your passion for sustainability, see the Fees and Scholarships section for more information.

The Diploma of Sustainable Living aims to link participants’ lived experience as an individual, consumer and citizen with learning for sustainability at a range of scales; regional, nationally and globally.

The curriculum is structured around five narratives that are linked with selected UN Sustainable Development goals and include: sustainability at home; sustainability in the environment; sustainability as a social enterprise; sustainability to empower transformative change; sustainability and justice; and, sustainability and human health.

Sustainable Living specialisations
Environment, Ecology and Planet

Through everyday actions, plus maintaining global perspectives, you can promote environmentally sustainable practices to support life on land and below water.

Units in this specialisation align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • #6 – Clean Water and Sanitation
  • #12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
  • #13 – Climate Action
  • #14 – Life Below Water
  • #15 – Life on Land
Resource Use and Design for Living

Design responsible and innovative use of resources and infrastructure to support sustainable living, from your own backyard, to your community, and beyond.

Units in this specialisation align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • #7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
  • #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • #9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
Well-being and Health to Promote Sustainable Living

Promote sustainable living to improve health and well-being for all.

Units in this specialisation align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • #1 – No Poverty
  • #2 – Zero Hunger
  • #3 – Good Health and Well-being
  • #12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
Social Justice, Equity, and Diversity

Identify opportunity and challenges related to sociocultural sustainability in communities. Change begins at home, and your awareness and impact in your own community can contribute to positive, global improvements.

Units in this specialisation align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • #1 – No Poverty
  • #4 – Quality Education
  • #5 – Gender Equality
  • #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • #10 – Reduced Inequalities
  • #16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

On completion of the Diploma of Sustainable Living graduates will:

CLO1 Identify opportunities to contribute to sustainable living by reflecting on the choices you make in your life.

CLO2 Design pathways to a sustainable future for communities with networks of social practice around sustainable living

CLO3 Explain the impact your day-to-day activities and decisions have on contributing to the global agenda of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Specialisation Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Diploma of Sustainable Living, graduates will also achieve two of the following, based on their choice of specialisation:

  1. Promote environmentally sustainable practices to support life on land and below water
  2. Design responsible and innovative use of resources and infrastructure to support sustainable living
  3. Promote sustainable living to improve health and wellbeing for all
  4. Identify opportunities and challenges relating to sociocultural sustainability in your community

The practical experiences of this Diploma are what you make it through your choice of units, and as you take your sustainable living knowledge out into the world and make a difference.

While the Diploma of Sustainable Living is offered 100% online, depending on what you choose to study 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!

Career outcomes

As a graduate of the Diploma 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.

Course structure

The Diploma of Sustainable Living requires eight units to complete: an introductory unit, a capstone unit, and two specialisations of three units each.

  • Introductory unit – Introduction to Sustainability Literacy (one unit)
  • Capstone unit – Local Lives for a Sustainable Planet (one unit)
  • Diploma specialisations – two specialisations of three units each (six units)

The units you can study within each specialisation are made up of breadth units, foundation and level-100 - or entry level - units. Note that a unit can only count towards the requirement for one specialisation even if it is offered an an option within multiple specialisations.

Breadth units offer multi-disciplinary perspectives, and are based around understanding and addressing some of the ‘wicked’ problems encountered by modern society. These are challenges that are without an easy answer, and by tacking them, we work towards creating broad, positive change that delivers benefits across local to global scales.

Core units

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

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. Students will learn and apply Theory of Change techniques to identify, plan, implement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

KAA106 must be studied as one of the first four units

Choose two of the following specialisations:

Environment, Ecology and Planet

Choose three of the following units

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

In Introduction to Sustainable Design for houses we learned about the foundations of sustainable design and developed awareness of the environmental and health impacts of housing.Sustainable Design for Houses and Landscapes builds on this and will expand your thinking towards…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 Science of Gardening 2 landing page for information about this unit and the Diploma of Sustainable Living.This unit aims to develop an awareness of the ecological processes operating in your garden to assist in making informed decisions about…

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

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

The challenge of ensuring adequate 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 and knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the nature of science and scientific knowledge, the methods of science, and the communication of science. You will encounter perspectives on the nature and role of science in society and examine what science…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

Resource Use and Design for Living

Choose three of the following units

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

In Introduction to Sustainable Design for houses we learned about the foundations of sustainable design and developed awareness of the environmental and health impacts of housing.Sustainable Design for Houses and Landscapes builds on this and will expand your thinking towards…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

The challenge of ensuring adequate 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 and knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Consider yourself an ethical individual? Think you understand what is meant by social responsibility? We all know that ethical and value driven leaders are required in society and what this unit will do is challenge your current thinking and ask…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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 swiftly rising prevalence of dementia is one of the most significant health, social and economic issues facing the world. The global challenge of dementia will require innovative solutions to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the nature of science and scientific knowledge, the methods of science, and the communication of science. You will encounter perspectives on the nature and role of science in society and examine what science…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

Well-being and Health to Promote Sustainable Living

Choose three of the following units

Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre, dance and visual arts, are increasingly being employed nationally and internationally to improve mood and well-being, physical activity and cognitive processing for people with dementia. Arts-based programs have also been shown to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit will provide an introduction to existing evidence-based research on the benefits of engagement with the arts in ageing, and strategies to mitigate risk factors for dementia employing creativity. The unit offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

HGA138: Society Culture and Health explores the ways in which social and cultural factors and power relations shape the distribution of health and illness and experiences of health and illness in contemporary Australia. The unit will help you to develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Nov

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

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

In Introduction to Sustainable Design for houses we learned about the foundations of sustainable design and developed awareness of the environmental and health impacts of housing.Sustainable Design for Houses and Landscapes builds on this and will expand your thinking towards…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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 Science of Gardening 2 landing page for information about this unit and the Diploma of Sustainable Living.This unit aims to develop an awareness of the ecological processes operating in your garden to assist in making informed decisions about…

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

The challenge of ensuring adequate 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 and knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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 1
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

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 swiftly rising prevalence of dementia is one of the most significant health, social and economic issues facing the world. The global challenge of dementia will require innovative solutions to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the nature of science and scientific knowledge, the methods of science, and the communication of science. You will encounter perspectives on the nature and role of science in society and examine what science…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

Social Justice, Equity and Diversity

Choose three of the following units

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

This unit introduces many of the major topics in ethics and political philosophy, and through an examination of past and current texts gives students a philosophical perspective on the contemporary social world. The unit explores foundational questions about ethics (What…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

In Introduction to Sustainable Design for houses we learned about the foundations of sustainable design and developed awareness of the environmental and health impacts of housing.Sustainable Design for Houses and Landscapes builds on this and will expand your thinking towards…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Consider yourself an ethical individual? Think you understand what is meant by social responsibility? We all know that ethical and value driven leaders are required in society and what this unit will do is challenge your current thinking and ask…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit uses the theoretical concept of 'Lifeworlds' to frame an exploration of the life worlds of Indigenous peoples globally: across cultural, social being and doing of Indigenous peoples at the local (palawa/pakana)Tasmania, national (Noongar), Western Australia and international (Navajo…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

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

To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed secondary education and received an ATAR.

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.

Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • 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
Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed a 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 a sustained employment background or work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

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 UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

This course is not available for international students.

Articulation into the Diploma of Sustainable Living course from other courses will be done in line with the University's standard application for credit process. Please see the Articulation/ Credit webpage for more information. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Diploma of Sustainable Living

Students wishing to articulate from the Diploma of Sustainable Living into other University of Tasmania courses may gain credit, subject to the receiving College's discretion.

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

The Diploma of 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 Diploma of 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. This means the entire cost of the Diploma can be covered by a scholarship.

The HECS scholarship is applied to your record as soon as possible after you enrol in the unit(s) of your choice within the Diploma of Sustainable Living. 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 Diploma 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.

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

For eligible students, the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is waived for units that commence after 16 June 2020 and have a census date prior to 31 December 2021 when studied under the Diploma of Sustainable Living.

Completing an eCAF

A requirement for all students receiving a HECS Scholarship for this unit is compulsory completion of the eCAF. The eCAF (electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form) is a government form that is available online through eStudent. Completing the form is a requirement for all students, and instructions and support to complete the eCAF form is included in your enrolment process.

Should you have any problems submitting your eCAF, please contact us by email course.info@utas.edu.au or call 1300 363 864.

*Domestic students include Australian citizens or students holding Permanent Humanitarian Visas or with Permanent Resident Status. Citizens of countries outside of Australia (excluding New Zealand), are not eligible to study this unit.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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