Graduate Certificate of Education for Sustainability

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Education for Sustainability

Graduate Certificate of Education for Sustainability

Course code

101211

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an undergraduate teaching degree, or other relevant degree or diploma, from this or another university; or equivalent.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Education for Sustainability, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of recent developments, discourses and debates in the field of sustainability education, climate change education and communication

  • Demonstrate knowledge, critical inquiry and action learning principles applicable to socio-ecological research and related areas of professional practice

  • Investigate, analyse, synthesise and evaluate complex information, problems, concepts and theories, and critically reflect on education practices

  • Justify, interpret and present theoretical and evidentiary propositions, conclusions and professional decisions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

  • Demonstrate advanced reading, writing, collaborating and advocacy skills for education for sustainability and climate change education.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

ED5911:03 Education for Sustainability

OPTIONS

Select 9 credit points of specified subjects from List 1

List 1

EV5008:03 Professional Placement

EV5208:03 World Heritage and National Estate Processes

EV5209:03 Principles and Practices of Protected Area Management

EV5210:03 Management of Marine Protected Areas

EV5251:03 Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas

EV5252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management

EV5404:03 Field Studies in Tropical Geography

EV5601:03 Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management

ED5912:03 Co-Learning for a Sustainable Future

ED5913:03 Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change

ED5914:03 Individual Researched Action Project

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Approved abbreviation

GCertEd(Sustain)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable