Climate and Economic Strategy

Subject ENST90012 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

November, Burnley - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 14-Nov-2016 to 18-Nov-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Dec-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 15-Nov-2016
Census Date 25-Nov-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 09-Dec-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Approx. 30 hours (5 days of intensive delivery)
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Graduate Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industry (GC-CCFPI) or Specialist Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industries. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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 subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment 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 the Student Equity and Disability Support Team:


Kathy Griffiths, Program Coordinator

T: +61 3 9810 3174

Subject Overview:

This subject aims to introduce economic ways of thinking about appropriate responses of businesses to changes in their operating environment as a result of concerns about climate change. The expected costs and benefits of changing climatic conditions for agricultural production in Australia and internationally will be assessed. Policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon taxes or an emissions trading scheme are explained and analysed.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students are expected to be better able to:

  • Analyse and respond to the implications of climate related policies on agricultural businesses, and
  • Develop economic strategies in response to climate change

One Consultancy Brief (20%) due at commencement of course and one Consultancy Report due four weeks after the intensive workshop (80%)

Prescribed Texts:

All class materials will be provided

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students are expected to be better able to:

  • Collect, evaluate and integrate business and policy information and published literature;
  • Work constructively with colleagues; respect the value of other points of view, and identify knowledge gaps;
  • Prepare written documents of a high quality that clearly and convincingly inform the reader.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industries
Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industries

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