DIPLOMA OF SUSTAINABILITY (online) Special Offer The Diploma of Sustainability is a cross cutting qualification designed to assist students to gain a better understanding of how to apply sustainability concepts to their current stream of studies and/or existing qualifications and/or their professional work environment. The cost of this program is usually $1920 but places are available to Local Government staff under the Productivity Places Program at a cost of only $192 to the Local Government employer for April and June 2011 intakes. This Diploma is delivered on line part time in 4 x 8 week modules over two semesters. Online delivery makes this course accessible to almost all Local Government staff wherever they work. The Diploma of Sustainability is designed to be delivered as a dual qualification, in conjunction with another Diploma or higher level qualification. This means that students will be enrolled in the Diploma of Sustainability while undertaking, or having already completed, another Diploma/ Advanced Diploma/ Degree in any field. To complete the Diploma of Sustainability students are required to successfully complete the 4 specialised units (outlined below) and the qualification they are completing in their chosen field of study (or already hold a qualification at diploma level or higher). This method of delivery of the Diploma ensures that participants have the opportunity to contextualise the concepts of sustainability with their primary course of study or their occupation. Diploma of Sustainability Specialisation Core Units: Code
Apply the concepts of sustainability to a major challenge
Develop and implement a programme to support behavioural change and sustainable practices
Develop a business plan for responsive and sustainable businesses
Analyse the long-term outcomes of sustainable production and consumption
* In order to qualify for the Diploma of Sustainability you must also complete or have already completed another qualification in any field at Diploma level or higher.
Course Facilitators Trisha Drioli, Lecturer Trisha has a background in economics and accounting and a Masters in Environmental Studies. She has worked in Sustainability and Environmental management since 1993, at both the local and State Government level, managing policy and projects in environment departments, the EPA and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. In the late 90s, Trisha wrote and delivered a Sustainability Awareness Program for 11 metropolitan councils as part of a capacity building program for local government. Since 2003, Trisha was the Sustainability Manager at SA Water, developing and implementing policy and program changes aimed at moving the organisation towards sustainability. Trisha is committed to the development of sustainability thinking across government, recognizing the need to integrate the social and economic factors into the more traditional environmental areas. 1
David Cole, Lecturer (Part Time) David is an environmental and natural resources lawyer with extensive experience in advising both the public and private sectors across Australia. David is well known for his expertise in environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment), pollution response and management including contaminated land, water resources, and environmental due diligence. David also has extensive experience as a higher education teacher, principally in environmental law, and as a course designer and presenter for professional training in the area of environmental compliance. David is a member of the National Environmental Law Association, the Australian Land and Groundwater Association and Law Society of South Australia and holds the following qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide Master of Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia Steve Kostoff, Lecturer (Part Time) Steve is a former graduate of Adelaide University (BA Geog) and is the CEO of Green Business Audit & Training, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) specialising in environmental consulting and training. The RTO provides solutions for business and organisational sustainability, carbon management, and ‘whole of organisation’ environmental management systems. His dedicated environmental consultancy has worked with TAFE, State and Federal Governments, and many business and community organisations. In addition, Steve has had a substantial commercial and business career spanning the Retail, Telco and Franchising sectors, facilitating the application of sustainability strategies within those sectors. As part of the Al Gore team, Steve has just returned from the Asia Pacific Climate Summit (Jakarta, Jan. 2011), where he mentored international delegates selected to work with the Al Gore Climate Project. Consistent with a global perspective, he is also working with consultants in South East Europe to facilitate and build capacity for environmental strategies to assist in meeting EU standards of operation. Steve has additional qualifications in Business Management, Training and Environmental Auditing. Margaret Barron, Principal Lecturer Margaret is a Principal Lecturer at TAFE SA and has overall responsibility for the online content and instructional design of the Diploma of Sustainability offered by TAFE SA. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the use of flexible delivery teaching methodologies. Margaret is the author of Australia’s largest selling basic text book on commercial law and holds the following qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, South Australian Institute of Technology, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia Graduate Diploma in Education (Education and Training of Adults), University of South Australia Advanced Diploma of Management Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, TAFE SA Contact Us Local Government Studies TAFE SA Adelaide City Campus 120 Currie St Adelaide 5000 Tel 82078322 Fax 82078263 E [email protected]