Everyone can help save the planet. But while a sole individual can’t affect climate change or reduce global warming, we can, on a smaller scale, modify our domestic habits to help minimise environmental damage. This course is ideal for those wanting to play their part in creating global environmental change or who are keen to further their formal learning on the subject.
The Certificate of Environmental Studiesis an online program that will encourage you to think both locally and globally about the impacts of your actions in daily life, and how you can live a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle.
In this professional development course, you will gain an understanding of basic ecology, global environmental systems, and the binomial system of classifying living things.
You will also learn about the earth’s major environmental problems and how they’ve come about, and the importance of conservation and reducing your environmental ‘footprint’.
On completion of this course, you will have a better awareness and understanding of environmental issues, which will increase your motivation to preserve its beauty, value and fragilities.
Unit 1 - Living things
Classification of plants and animals
Identifying living organisms
Using identification keys
Unit 2 - Basic ecology
Constituents of ecosystem
The web of life
Habitats and niches
Humans in the environment
Unit 3 - Global environmental systems
The Earth’s structure
The carbon dioxide cycle
Unit 4 - Environmental problems
Loss of agricultural land
Loss of biological diversity
Loss of water
Loss of non renewable resources
The Greenhouse Effect
Ozone as a Greenhouse gas
Unit 5 - Conservation
The definition and goals of conservation
The history of conservation
Natural resources (renewable and non renewable)
Unit 6 - Acting locally: thinking globally
Humans and water
How to minimise water usage
Energy use in the home
Reducing household waste
Domestic transport and its affect on pollution
Building materials and their environmental impact
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course 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;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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.