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Introduction to Sustainability Concepts

Non-accredited Short Course

Learn the fundamentals of sustainability concepts, this is a beginner course where we answer the big picture questions.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Robina Start date: 18 Feb 2023 Duration: 1 day
Full Fee

Course overview

This course is the first in a bundle of four (4) Introduction to Sustainable Living: Bundle.

It will provide you with an introduction to key sustainability terms and concepts and explores answers to the following big picture questions:

  • What is sustainability and why is it important for the future life on earth?
  • What is meant by the term climate change?
  • What is the international community doing about tackling climate change?
  • Should we be concerned about global warming?
  • What is an ecological footprint and who has one?

Learning takes place face to face on campus and will include a presentation, interactive examples and practical group activities.

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Ways to study
18 Feb 2023
1 day
9.00am - 1.15pm
  • Full fee: $160

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Introduction to Sustainability Concepts (NONAC05023)

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Introduction to Sustainability Concepts

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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

You are required to bring along a laptop computer capable of connecting to the internet to undertake online interactive activities and a USB for saving files.

Need to know

There will be an excursion to a local community garden in lesson 6 and you will need to find your own transport to and from the venue. This will be discussed with you in the first lesson.

  • We recommend using public transport or
  • If you are driving, BEFORE you arrive, please download the EasyPark App, set up your account and enter this code in full: 321988139 to recognise TAFE as the location. Parking can be accessed via Paddington Place.
    ​ONLY park in the spaces marked with the Red TAFE Queensland logo on either B1 or B2 to avoid being fined by Easy Park.

Please be aware that parking spaces can fill early.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.