Explore the interdisciplinary nature of primary industries and climate change impacts, mitigation, sequestration and adaptation at an advanced level

  • Gain a sound foundation in scientific and economic principles and analytical skills underpinning responses to climate change
  • Develop your competence in the analysis of complex systems in devising strategies for responding to climate change impacts on agricultural production
  • Develop your critical understanding of environmental, economic, social and ethical factors related to climate change and primary industries in Australia and globally
  • Course assessments can be tailored to your specific field of interest and subjects can be completed individually as ‘executive education’ or in sequence to attain the Graduate Certificate qualification which can then lead to a Masters program

Course Description

This course has been specifically designed to fast track the skill base and capability of extension officers, farm consultants, land managers and natural research management facilitators in advising the agricultural sector onclimate change mitigation, sequestration and adaptation.

In addition to developing individual capability, your work and projects will provide invaluable insights into the impacts of climate change on the future of primary industries in Australia.

The course is relevant to researchers, extension officers, farm consultants, land managers and natural research management facilitators working with farmers, land managers, food production, agribusiness and natural resource managers. You will be provided with an applied understanding of the many factors underpinning climate change risk for agricultural production and land management and an awareness of methods for carbon farming, sustainable food and fibre production and their markets, in the face of changing climate.

Assessment

Assessment has been designed to have practical relevance and application to agricultural extension and communication staff.

Course assessments can be tailored to your specific field of interest and subjects can be completed individually as ‘executive education’ or in sequence to attain the Graduate Certificate qualification which can then lead to a Masters program.

Course Delivery

The course will be delivered at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond.

Pathways

Climate change affects all Australian Primary Industries and if you are currently employed as an extension officer, farm consultant, researcher, land manager or natural resource manager the Graduate Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industries is an ideal course to build your understanding.  Course assessments can be tailored to your specific field of interest and subjects can be completed individually as ‘executive education’ or in sequence to attain the Graduate Certificate qualification which can then lead to a Master of Environment or Master of Agricultural Sciences.

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