The Monash Certificate in Environmental Medicine is a unique new short course designed to strengthen the ability of doctors and other health and safety professionals to address environmental health issues. It will give practitioners theoretical foundations, legal framework and practical skills in managing people presenting with problems resulting from environmental sources. Course content will cover health risk assessment, illnesses related to various environmental hazards, sources of environmental exposure, toxicology, emerging concerns, communicating uncertainty, and managing outrage and conflicting views.

International WaterCentre (IWC) partial scholarships available for self-funded students

The International WaterCentre will be offering a partial scholarship (valued at $7,000 for the full Masters program or $2,000 for the Graduate Certificate) to every self-funded student enrolling in an IWC postgraduate degree commencing in Semester 1, 2016.

Self-funded students are students who do not receive any full-tuition scholarship. Note: students who receive a loan (eg. FEE-HELP) or funding from their employer remain eligible for a partial scholarship.

Each partial scholarship has a total value of $7,000 for the full ) and aims to cover part of the tuition fees.

Both programs are designed to equip students with transdisciplinary skills in integrated water management, fast-track their career development and build their capacity to create innovative and sustainable solutions to complex water management challenges.

What we teach:

We teach how to write clearly and succinctly, without sacrificing scientific accuracy.

We teach you how to get your thoughts down clearly and how to increase your efficiency as a writer. We teach how to write and design documents according to audience (e.g. industry, peer review), purpose (e.g. monitoring report, journal article) and the type of research or project problem that needs to be solved.

The workshops cover all aspects of writing from discussing common problems, recommending efficient practices, improving writing style, reworking sentence structure and paragraph structure, to analysing section and whole report structure.

We review the standard scientific reporting framework, how to prepare reports and papers, and discuss how to clearly and concisely communicate a research project to a chosen audience. In addition, across the two days, we conduct editing, writing and re-writing exercises, where we teach how to improve writing through effective editing skills and critical review techniques.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Process Workshops – Melbourne

ZOOiD’s two day intensive Global Reporting Initiative (G4) Sustainability Reporting Process workshop will teach you how to apply the GRI’s sustainability reporting framework to your reporting so that you can produce a world class sustainability report.

Taught in the context of today’s reporting environment through the use of local and international case studies and practical activities, participants will find that this workshop demystifies many of the perceived challenges of reporting using the GRI.

Key learnings will help you to:

Understand, interpret and implement the GRI G4 concepts

Apply the GRI Reporting Principles (Stakeholder Inclusiveness, Sustainability Context, Materiality, Completeness, Balance, Comparability, Accuracy, Timeliness, Clarity and Reliability

Position yourself for the growth in environmental management and technology

The world has changed. Sustainability and environmental management are crucial issues, presenting significant opportunities and challenges for business, government and civil society. As organisations across the world redefine their approach to environmental management to ensure that sustainability targets and environmental commitments are met, there is a strong demand for skilled professionals who can offer solutions to complex environmental issues.

Degree focus

IES@UNSW environmental management degrees have been developed to provide a bridge across relevant environmental disciplines, as well as providing important applied interdisciplinary knowledge that has practical application in the workforce. Our students gain a global perspective on environmental issues through analysis of international and regional environmental issues and their governance.

Australia Awards are a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development partnership with South Africa.

Through scholarships for Masters-level degrees and specialised post-graduate short-courses, Australia Awards provide enhanced leadership, knowledge and technical skills to government departments, tertiary institutions and other organisations that are driving economic growth and sustainable development in South Africa.

“We now have over 200 alumni in South Africa, many of whom are in senior leadership positions and positively shaping their country’s future”, said Adam McCarthy, the Australian High Commissioner to South Africa.