The Planet Positive undergraduate certificate or specialisation
Current and future domestic undergraduate students studying at Bentley or Kalgoorlie campuses can undertake the undergraduate certificate on top of their studies or the specialisation*. It will include the completion of four environmental and sustainability-focused units, combined with real-world learning opportunities.
Current and future international undergraduate students studying at Bentley or Kalgoorlie campuses can undertake the specialisation*.
*Students studying one of the following courses can select Planet Positive as a specialisation: Bachelor of Creative Arts (B-CRARTS), Bachelor of Arts (B-ARTS), Bachelor of Design (B-DESIGN), Bachelor of Commerce (B-COMRCE), Bachelor of Business Administration (B-BUSADM), Bachelor of Innovation (B-INNOV), Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Science (B-MTDSC). The number of applicable degrees will be increased over the next 12-24 months.
Sustainability and Innovation Foundations (WORK2002)
Topics in Sustainable Development (ENST3004) (Specialisation only)
The Learning Community will connect students with each other through extra-curricular activities including field trips, forums, industry engagement opportunities, and fun.
Each Planet Positive Scholarship is worth $6,000, with $5,000 going towards unit fees and $1,000 towards the associated costs of the Learning Community which includes extracurricular activities such as field trips, forums and industry engagement opportunities. Additional debt burden whether that be HECS for domestic students or course fees for international students, could be a barrier to students completing this important qualification and this Scholarship will help to offset that.
Important Note: Not all students studying a Planet Positive undergraduate or specialisation will receive a scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate passion for sustainability, desire to utilise sustainability in their career, and actively engage in extracurricular activities within the themes of sustainability, environment, biodiversity, waste and pollution reduction.
The scholarship will be available for current and future students to apply for in semester one, 2024.
Scholarship applicants will be assessed on their passion for sustainability and driving change in their future careers.
Any donation that is meaningful to you is meaningful to us. We welcome the opportunity to have a conversation about this scholarship and how your gift can make a profound difference.
All donors will be acknowledged by name on our online honour roll.
You can, of course, choose to remain anonymous.
The progress of the campaign and updates on the Program will be shared via our website and social media channels. You will also be kept informed of the impact of your gift via email.
One hundred per cent of your contribution will be applied to the total costs of the Planet Positive Program. This will include support for financial costs of the units that make up a Planet Positive qualification (83%) and for the Learning Community component of the program (17%).
Curtin University is registered as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) under federal government legislation, which means that all donations greater than $2 are tax-deductible within Australia. Curtin is also endorsed by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as an income tax concession charity (TCC) and registered with the Australian Charities and not-for-profits commission.
All donors receive a tax receipt by email.
Curtin University will engage alumni, friends, foundations, corporations and other individuals who are active in this space and believe strongly in the power of education to tackle the environment and climate emergency. Corporations may include those who are B Corp Certified or are part of the 1% for the Planet network.