To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industries, you must successfully complete the four compulsory subjects (12.5 credit points each), for a total of 50 points.
Each subject comprises five days intensive coursework delivery, pre-course study and assessment components, totalling approximately 120 hours study commitment per subject.
You will be provided with log-in access to distance support materials, including course readings and notes as well as access to subject leaders and other participants for the duration of each subject, including the assessment period.
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industries may be eligible for credit into Masters courses offered by the University of Melbourne.
One year - 50 point program
|Climate Variability and Climate ChangeCore||12.5|
Climate Variability and Climate Change
This subject introduces the fundamental processes and dynamics important for climate variability and climate change in the Australian region using both observations and climate models. There are discussions on the development of regional climate change scenarios using climate model outputs and their application for a range of climate change impact studies
Detailed Information ENST90011
|March, June, July, September|
|Greenhouse Gases from AgricultureCore||12.5|
Greenhouse Gases from Agriculture
This subject instructs the participants to the processes by which greenhouse gases are evolved from agricultural systems, and the basis of that understanding, including options for mitigation. The principle focus will be on enteric methane and nitrous oxide emissions from soils, fertilisers and animal waste. Accounting frameworks will be introduced which will enable participants to evaluate mitigation options and consider potential for carbon trading.
Detailed Information ENST90013
|February, June, September|
|Climate Change & Agricultural AdaptationCore||12.5|
Climate Change & Agricultural Adaptation
Global Warming is now a reality and the resultant changes in climate will dramatically affect the demographics of the world’s food production in the next half century. This subject will examine the potential impacts of current and projected future changes to the climates of world’s major agricultural areas on food production. The objective of this subject is to use Australian agriculture with its broad range of industries and climatic zones as an exemplar of the potential adaptation strategies that may be implemented to ensure the sustainability of food production.
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|Climate and Economic StrategyCore||12.5|
Climate and Economic Strategy
This subject aims to introduce economic ways of thinking about appropriate responses of businesses to changes in their operating environment as a result of concerns about climate change. The expected costs and benefits of changing climatic conditions for agricultural production in Australia and internationally will be assessed. Policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon taxes or an emissions trading scheme are explained and analysed.
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