Environmental assessment is a crucial skill for anyone wanting to undertake environmental research. Work in this sector has developed dramatically in recent years, and the skill is in demand! This course is ideal for those wanting to take the first step towards a career as an environmental consultant, or as a professional development course for those who are skilled in this area but would like to ‘sell’ their expertise effectively.
The Certificate of Environmental Assessment is an online program that will teach you how to use your knowledge of plant or animal identification and ecology to undertake and leverage environmental research.
In this professional development course, you will study the basics of environmental study design, analysis, and reporting within a legal framework; and the assessment techniques that have been developed and used around the world.
You will also learn about report structure, presentation and layout, and review and leverage a variety of Environmental Impact Statements.
On completion of this course, you will be able to undertake your own environmental research assessment project and present it as a professional report to test your skills as a (soon to be!) environmental consultant.
Unit - Environmental Assessment
Unit 1 – Introduction
Principles of environmental assessment
Employments in environmental assessment’
Pre-purchase inspection site
Gathering base line data
Assessing environmental impact
Open space management plans
Ethics and environment assessment
Unit 2 – Overview of environmental assessment
Origins of environmental assessment
Environmental assessment process
States of assessment process
Importance of good scoping
Methods of environmental assessment
Unit 3 – International environmental law
Milestones of international law
Principals of environmental law
Institutions that influence environmental law
Unit 4 – Domestic environmental law
Differences between international and domestic law
Evolving domestic law
Domestic environmental policy strategies
Unit 5 – Types of environmental assessment
Ecological risk assessment
Regional risk screening
Fauna impact assessment
Ecological impact assessment
Economic and fiscal impact assessment
Health impact assessment
Strategic environment assessment (SEA)
Cumulative impact assessment
Unit 6 – The design and process of environmental assessment
Steps in the environmental assessment process
Screening and scoping
Collection and analysis of information
Reposting study findings
Impact prediction and evaluation
Impact identification methods
Data collection and presentation
Basic mathematical principles
Statistical analysis of data
Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Unit 7 – Writing environmental reports
Layouts for environmental impact statements
Examples of environmental impact statements
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
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Professional development for those wishing to explore environmental research and knowledge.