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Introduction to Sustainability

When you study a sustainability course, you focus on finding workable solutions to environmental problems. Sustainability challenges span the globe, from the broadest scenarios in business and government, through to local issues in everyday life.

Sustainability skills, like complex problem solving and critical thinking, are valuable in many fields. Studying sustainability is especially relevant for careers based in consulting, planning, policy, the not-for-profit sector, and government.

Whether you’re fitting further study in around your job or looking to level up with a new qualification, studying sustainability is a great way to future-proof your career.

Shiree studied humanities and social studies with Griffith University, through Open Universities Australia

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Sustainability highlights

  • Explore living examples of sustainable community development.
  • Unpack global and political climate and ecological emergency movements.
  • Choose from electives including energy security and natural disasters.

Sustainability specialisations

  • Understand and uphold UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Develop social maturity and ethical strength.
  • Build an interdisciplinary knowledge of climate change.

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