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OUA graduate certificate

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Geography (OpenUnis)
  • Duration
    6 months full-time
  • Credit
  • Location
    Open Universities Australia
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Applicants for this course should apply through OUA directly

Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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Why study Geography at Curtin?

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.



What you'll learn

  • apply interdisciplinary concepts and methods to understanding the environmental, social and economic aspects of development; extend the boundaries of knowledge about climate change and understanding in the context of a politics of scale
  • think critically, creatively and reflectively to generate innovative solutions to climate change, social and environmental imperatives
  • access, evaluate and synthesise information from various disciplines and integrate it for understanding climate change and adaptation
  • communicate effectively through a variety of written, oral and other formats to diverse audiences in ways appropriate to the teaching of geography to children
  • use of current technologies when applied to finding information and making decisions about geography and sustainable development
  • utilise lifelong learning skills and strategies for understanding climate change and its impact on human activities and the ecology
  • describe the global context of climate change and the need for a change to sustainable development; explore best international practices for finding solutions; apply these concepts within a regional/local environment
  • recognise the importance of cultural diversity, including indigenous perspectives, in understanding and responding to environmental and social imperatives
  • work both independently and in teams to find effective policies and ethical solutions to geographical issues; show leadership as a professional practitioner or collaborator
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.


This offering is only available online. Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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