Full course description
Learn how societies can transition from a ‘take-make-dispose' system to a circular economy that promotes a sustainable future.
The linear ‘take-make-dispose’ approach that our society adopts in daily operations is endangering our ecosystems by creating vast amounts of waste. In this course you will explore the strategies that can be applied to turn waste into new resources.
You will observe the effects that waste has on the environment and familiarise yourself with the tools to measure such effects. Through practical examples you will learn how to implement principles of the circular economy – ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ – and understand some of the most advanced technologies that support a change towards a circular society.
The course is designed for professionals who wish to learn key skills in the field of the circular economy, and can be of particular relevance to engineers, builders, architects and operation or supply chain managers
In this credential you will:
- understand the major challenges of moving toward a circular system from the existing linear economic and supply systems
- analyse and evaluate principles, and practices of sustainable living through a circular economy lens
- examine different types of circular economy practices in the context of a circular design, supply chain, resource reuse and recovery
- apply system thinking in examining the circular economy-based practices.
This credential commences online (1 July) where you’re encouraged to work through the learning materials at your own pace. The credential completes with a face to face session on Thursday 12 August 2021, from 7:30am to 9am AWST.
What you will gain from this Credential
Successful completion of this credential earns a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your skill mastery in Circular economy in Practice.
This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn’t require previous knowledge.
You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with AQF Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential.
What should you bring to this Credential?
Learning materials will be provided to you through the teaching of this credential and via Canvas, our Learning Management System. Learners are welcome to bring devices such as laptops and tablets to your session, as well as any content they believe will contribute to the learning environment.
Where will my learning experience be held?
Circular Economy in Practice will be delivered from:
The Legacy Living Lab
29-27 Blinco Steet
Fremantle Western Australia 6160
Curtin Credentials focus on five themes, which have been carefully curated based on what’s most relevant and valuable to professionals today, and in the future. This credential fits within the following theme:
Develop positive, sustainable, resilient and inclusive traits to guide your life, career, and organisational directions. Learn what it takes to motivate and inspire in a contemporary business setting.
Keen to explore offering this credential to your team or company? For information on this, or any other question about Curtin Credentials, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888.
*This credential involves one day of instruction, however to pass and gain five credit points, you will need to commit further time to complete the full set of learning activities including (but not limited to) self-guided study and research, extension readings, activities and the final assessment activity.
^A mix of online and face to face learning.