Environmental Assessment Online Course
From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks
This course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to undertake a variety of environmental assessments. Topics covered include environmental law, employment within the assessment industry, what is an environmental assessment, different types of assessment, how to carry out an environmental assessment, writing research reports and a final project.
This course is suitable for:
- For graduates from related certificates, diplomas or degrees (eg. Biology, Horticulture, Agriculture), this course may offer the potential to greatly improve your employability.
- OH & S Managers who deal with environmental impacts and assessment
- Anyone needing environmental assessment skills
- Environmental activists and more
You will learn about evolving legislation on local, state, national and international levels, as well as assessments for industry bodies and special projects. Develop the skills in how to conduct assessments and how to put together reports.
- To appreciate the range of employment available to scientists skilled in environmental assessment
- Develop an understanding of the basics of environmental study design, analysis and reporting within a legal framework.
- Be aware of the international legislation relevant to environmental assessment
- Research the legislation which dictates the environmental assessment requirements in the student’s home country.
- Appreciate the range of environmental assessment techniques that have been developed to assess a range of situations around the globe.
- Understand the environmental assessment process in enough depth to manage a small environmental assessment.
- Write a professional environmental report.
- Prepare an environmental impact assessment including carrying out all research and writing up the actual report.
Your TutorTheja Abayarathna Bachelor of Science (Zoology) (Hons), M.Phil. PhD (UTS)
Theja is currently doing her PhD in Environmental Science at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research is centered around the effects of climate change on the hatchling velvet gecko population in Australia. This involves collecting wild gravid geckos and incubating their eggs under laboratory conditions. Through exposure to a variety of incubation temperature treatments, she has operationalized her investigation which aims to determine the effect of higher temperatures on hatchling geckos. Theja is currently in stage 3 of the research, which comprises writing a thesis and developing manuscripts for publishing. Prior to her present endeavors within the scientific field, she has also successfully completed a B.Sc. degree, majoring in Zoology (specialised field: Wildlife Management) with first-class honors and an M.Phil. Degree in Life Sciences. Tutor Theja’s passion has always been teaching and thus have worked for seven years as a lecturer at various universities. She loves helping students with their own studies.