Undergraduate Certificate in Antarctic and Climate Science
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 27 Jun 21
- 04 Jul 21
- 26 Sep 21
- 17 Oct 21
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Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Describe the influence of climate change and climate variability on society and marine ecosystems.
- Explain the drivers and processes of climate change on the Earth system.
- Explain how international treaties and laws are used to manage resources and access to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.
- Discuss key concepts relevant to Antarctic and climate science to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
This course exposes you to key concepts and skills either as an initial overview of Antarctic and climate science, or as a foundation for further studies.
Continue your studies in this field through enrolling in the Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science and receive course credit for the relevant units completed in this Undergraduate Certificate.
For those looking for professional development, this course can provide career advancement for local government employees, anyone in a planning role, and professionals working in fields that may be impacted by our changing climate.
Applicants with previous higher education study
to be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) at Associate Degree level or higher at any Australian higher education provider.
If an applicant has failed any units, the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made.
Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)
This course does not use ATAR as part of the admission process. To be an eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) or an equivalent qualification.
Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study
To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed Certificate III or above.
Work and Life
Applications on the basis of work or life experience
This course accepts applications based on work or life experience.
Applicants who have not completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but who have relevant work and life experience can complete a personal competency statement.
Students enrolling in this course must complete by the end of 2021. This course will not be offered after this time. Students who have not completed the course by the end of 2021 will be supported to find an alternative course to transfer into.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
Developed by researchers at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), and climate science experts at the University of Tasmania, your studies span cross disciplinary themes with a strong focus on climate change, marine ecosystems and ocean and Antarctic governance.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Antarctic and Climate Science will introduce you to the study of global climate change, highlighting the challenges facing society due to human impact on our marine and Antarctic environments.
Tasmania is a global centre for scientific research, governance and logistical support for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. This course leverages these strengths to provide you with essential knowledge and understanding of the treaties and laws that govern Antarctica, shaping the future of our oceans and the Antarctic Region.
Your studies can literally be the tip of the iceberg in this fascinating area of science, environment and law. You'll discover the values of marine ecosystems and their greatest threats, learn about current climate change impacts on biodiversity and human systems, and understand the effect of southern high-latitude regions on the Earth’s climate, oceans and weather.
After completing this course, you will understand and be able to communicate the drivers and influence of climate change on society, marine ecosystems and the Antarctic.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended.
Year 1. 4 subjects in first year including
- TAS-KGA104 Introduction to the Science of Climate Change
- TAS-KSA102 Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science B
- TAS-KSM101 A Primer of Marine and Antarctic Science
- TAS-LAW191 Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule to be eligible for this award.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
Once you've checked your eligibility, apply and enrol for this degree following the steps. This degree also allows you to get started with Open access.
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You can apply for the degree later and the subjects may be credited towards the degree.
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