Proficiency Award In Environmental Management

Course CodeVEN001
Fee CodePA
Duration (approx)500 hours
QualificationProficiency Award
  
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE
A qualification designed to boost or renew your career; and open new opportunities for your professional development.

COURSE CONTENTS

You must complete three modules and a 200 hour Workplace Project. The modules must be related with each other and must be approved by our academic department. Choose from the wide selection of environmental, sciences, IT, business, horticulture or other subjects available with us.

The Modules

You want to select subjects that complement your career and that you have not studied before. When (or before) you enrol, our academic department will discuss your options and help you choose the best combination for you to succesfully attain your goals.

Workplace Project

This is sometimes satisfied by a letter of reference from an employer or professional colleague. Alternatively, you may satisfy it through a research project or providing proof of attendance at industry meetings such as conferences and trade shows.


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Do you have an interest in learning about other aspects of Environmental Science?  The ACS offers many courses for you to study including Plant Ecology, Zoology, Nature Park Management, Marine Science, Waste Management and much more.  See more at:

http://www.acs.edu.au/courses/Environmental-courses.aspx

 


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Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award In Environmental Management.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 10 modules.
 Alternative Energy VSS102
 Ecotour Management BTR101
 Nature Park Management I BEN120
 Conservation and Environmental Management BEN201
 Environmental Waste Management BEN202
 Healthy Buildings I (Building Construction & Health) BSS200
 Wildlife Conservation BEN206
 Wildlife Management BEN205
 Healthy Buildings II (Building Environment & Health) BSS300
 Water Conservation And Management BEN302
 

Note that each module in the Proficiency Award In Environmental Management is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


A proficiency award a course of study designed for people who already hold qualifications and/or experience in environmental science or a related discipline.
While assuming that you already have a broad understanding of the environment, it acknowledges that you may have areas of weakness that you need to strengthen; whether that be in environmental assessment, taxonomy, earth science, botany or something else.
 
This course is designed to allow you to concentrate your studies on the areas you need to strengthen, without needing to revisit the other areas of environmental studies which you have already mastered.
 

What Is Environmental Management?

Environments are made up of both living and non living components; and managing the environment involves managing those components for stable and sustainable ecological interactions between those components.
 
Ecology is something quite specific – it is a branch of science which looks at the ways in which living organisms interact with each other and their environment. The word ecology comes from the Greek words 'oikos', which means house or place to live, and 'logos', which means study of.

The combination of living organisms (community) and abiotic (or non-living) components comprises an 'ecosystem'. An ecosystem consists of a part or segment of nature of any size with all its member organisms in their environment. An ecosystem can be as large as a planet or as small as a fallen log.

On a global scale we have what is known as the ecosphere, or biosphere. This consists of three main components: the atmosphere (air), the hydrosphere (water) and the lithosphere (rocks and soil).
The ecosphere is a thin spherical shell (or outer layer) around the earth that consists of:
  • a layer of useable atmosphere about 12km thick;
  • water found in oceans, glaciers, rivers, ice sheets, streams, aquifers, and as groundwater;
  • a thin crust of soil and rocks extending to a few 1000 metres into the earth's interior. In some cases the soil may be only a few centimeters deep.
The ecosphere contains all of the water, gases, and minerals necessary for life on this planet; but in itself it is not living. Living things inhabit and depend upon the ecosphere though.
 
All of the components of the ecosphere are inter-connected and interdependent. Within the ecosphere all smaller ecosystems are connected with one another by:
  • air movement e.g. winds
  • water movement
  • movement of organisms (migrations).

 

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Credentials

ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.
ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.

ACS is recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council
ACS is recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council



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