Who can apply?
This unit is available to Australian citizens, NZ citizens, Permanent Residents and Humanitarian Visa Holders provided all studies are on-shore in Australia. You will need to have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection.
What are the dates for this unit?
Please see the unit page, certificate page or Certificate in Sustainable living schedule for start dates.
When do applications close for the next offering of this unit?
Please see the unit page for applications close date. It is highly recommended you apply for the next offering by the Sunday prior to applications closing. This is to allow enough time for your application to be processed, an offer sent, and for you to accept and enrol in time to commence the unit when it starts.
Are there any pre-requisites for the unit?
There are no subject pre-requisites, although you must meet the General Entry Requirements of the University as you are enrolling in the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living in order to study this unit. If you require any further information, please see the Admission Requirements.
What will I be required to do when studying in this unit?
I don't own a computer; can I still apply for the unit?
You will need to have access to a computer to complete this unit. If you don't have your own computer, perhaps someone in your family or a friend has one, or you could use a computer at your local library, on campus in student areas, or at the university library.
You also require a reliable internet connection. You should expect to download about 1-2 GB of data each month while studying the unit online.
Do I need to be available online at specific times?
Generally, you can complete the unit work in your own time. Please note that content is usually released on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The unit coordinators may choose to present some content in the form of a live web conference. You will be made aware of this via news items during the semester.
Are there exams or assignments?
There will be ongoing assessments throughout the semester. Assessments could include such items as online quizzes composed of multiple-choice and short answer questions (some of which may be time-limited), and online discussion forums. There are no exams for this unit.
Is there any face-to-face teaching?
No. This unit is entirely online.
What is the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living?
The Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living brings together a wide range of topics from across the University, all structured around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The course aims to provide students with a range of exciting options to link their lived experiences as individuals, consumers, and citizens with sustainability oriented learning.
It is a flexible, interdisciplinary course that allows students to design their own pathway by choosing a combination of units within four specialisations based upon personal preference, experiences, and passions. Graduates of the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living will be able to practically apply their knowledge to their homes and in the community, or use it as a foundation for exciting initiatives a core in sustainability.
The Undergraduate Certificate is a potential pathway to further study in the Diploma of Sustainable Living.
How do I find out more about units offered within the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living?
Visit the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living page to read more about units on offer within the course.
If you would like more information, please contact us by email email@example.com, phone 1300 363 864, or via the Contact Us online form.
What are the fees?
This unit is offered as part of the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living, which 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.
Domestic students commencing the Undergraduate Certificate in Semester 2 2021 may be eligible to receive a 100% HECS fee waiver. This certificate is a part of the University’s Job Ready Certificates. HECS fee waivers will be automatically applied on enrolment.
If eligible to receive the 100% fee waiver, a minimum two of the four units must be completed by 31 December 2021, with all units in the certificate to be completed by 30 June 2022.
Please refer to the - Course Structure for the list of individual units required to complete this course.
Am I eligible?
You will be eligible to receive a HECS fee waiver, if you qualify for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), specifically if you are one of the following:
- an Australian citizen, who be resident in Australia for at least one unit of study contributing to their course of study
- a New Zealand citizen, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study
- a permanent visa holder, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study.
For further information refer to CSP.
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
Students commencing in 2021 will receive a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) - $46.20 per unit which can be deferred to SA-HELP.
What is a HECS fee waiver?
A HECS waiver is a particular type of fee waiver applied to the student contribution amount (aka HECS fee) that is charged to students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) like those places offered with all the Job Ready Certificates.
For more information on HECS fee waivers please refer to Fee Waivers.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is still applicable.
What do I need to do to enrol?
Students can apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living to enrol in this unit.
Scroll down to the 'Applying' section for instructions on the full process.
Is it a requirement that I complete a full course at the University of Tasmania?
We hope that you will be encouraged by the quality and flexibility of the unit, and the academic support available, to continue with further study and complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living.
To be awarded the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living, you need to successfully complete your final unit before 30 June 2022. This means you will pay no tuition fees for the four units of the certificate.
You can continue to study beyond this date and have your units credited towards a higher qualification such as the Diploma of Sustainable Living or bachelor degree.