Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 12 months|
Associate Professor Richard Eckard
Kathy Griffiths, Program Coordinator
T: +61 3 9810 3174
This course develops understanding and skills required by professionals with connections to food production, agribusiness, and forest and resource management to respond to the challenges posed by climate change. It explores the many factors underpinning climate change risk for agricultural production and methods for sustainable food and fibre production and their markets, in the face of changing climate.
At the same time as developing individual capability, application of the knowledge gained during study to participants' work and projects provides immediate and relevant application of course learning and invaluable insights into the impacts of climate change to the future of primary industries.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industries aims to develop understanding and skills required by professionals with connections to food production, agribusiness, forestry and resource management to respond to the challenges posed by climate change.
The course will develop a deep understanding of the many factors underpinning food and fibre security and an awareness of methods for sustainable food and fibre production and their markets, in the face of changing climate.
The objectives of this course are to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
To achieve the Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Changes for Primary Industries, you are required to successfully complete all four 12.5 credit point subjects. A total of 50 points for the completion of the course.
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Study Period Commencement:
March, June, July, September
February, June, September
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
2. In ranking and/or assessing applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industries welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Students who successfully complete the course may be eligible for credit into Masters courses offered by the Melbourne School of Land and Environment.
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
Knowledgeable across disciplines:
Leaders in communities:
Attuned to cultural diversity:
Active global citizens:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/climatechange/|
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