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I would like to work in the environmental sustainability space. I have no formal qualification or experience, just my passion. Would the course Introduction to Sustainability be a suitable course to start with?
Is there experience or any other qualification required to pass this course?

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good Morning Dianna

iam very happy to read you thanks alot for your agree for this comment ifind it very importante but something you would know it depends on you what you like ? and your willing about courses trainning at this time the most importante tranning is in Data Science because the future is living here

Best Regards
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Hi @Dianna. Sometimes the course level is listed in the right column of the course page, but I don't see a level listed for Introduction to Sustainability. If there is a pre-requisite for a course, it will be listed on the course page.

Because of the title, I think that it would be appropriate for someone with passion but no formal experience in the field. The flexible deadlines are nice, as you can re-set them according to your schedule. It seems like a course for people ready to commit to spending some time each week, as it is estimated to take 37 hours to complete (about 8-10 hours/week).

You can click through the syllabus to get an idea of what will be covered. Reading some of the learner reviews may provide insight, too.

Let us know what you decide!
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Thank you for taking the time to provide me with some advise. I want a formal qualification that will boost my career transition into this space and open opportunities at the same time for work experience.
@Dianna

Unless you take a degree course, there is no official certification. You can pay for a certificate in most courses, but it carries no real weight. It may help you, however, to show your interest in the subject. You may also get useful information about available work opportunities. I have taken some courses on sustainability and Circular Economy where I have met many people who described their projects.
Good luck
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@Dianna that makes sense! I hope you hear from some people working in sustainability so they can give you their thoughts, too.

What sorts of jobs/career in sustainability are you interested in?
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Good evening @Dianna

The environmental study field we are working on is exciting for everybody if you are anxious to get to know and study some of the most important problems of our time such as climate change, global trade, energy supply, pollution, cultural conflicts , loss of biodiversity and poverty determine issues at local, national and international level.

These issues are interlinked and find a common focus on the environment and development. More than ever we are living in an interconnected world where governments, organizations and individuals are encouraged to think about the impact of their actions at the international level. In this context, it can give you the opportunity to explore the importance of some of the most difficult trends and developments that shape our world.

On a personal level, you will get a clear appreciation of how these issues appear around the world, helping you become a more enlightened and dedicated global citizen. At a professional level, you will acquire skills and knowledge that are increasingly valued in careers related to the environment and development in the voluntary, public and private sectors. If you really care about all the above, it's time to do this magical step.

Personally, the reason I was writing here was to be able to get the basic supplies from High Level courses first on Renewable Energy Sources related to my first undergraduate degree and I'm now studying courses across the whole range of environment and sustainable development with the aim of succeeding at some point in completing my studies in an integrated university program at a distance on Environmental Science.

Sorry for having tired of the above text, others deserve this acquaintances with this exciting field of Environmental Science

If you want more information, I am at your disposal.
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Lochcarron wrote:

@Dianna

Unless you take a degree course, there is no official certification. You can pay for a certificate in most courses, but it carries no real weight. It may help you, however, to show your interest in the subject. You may also get useful information about available work opportunities. I have taken some courses on sustainability and Circular Economy where I have met many people who described their projects.
Good luck

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Thank you. I thought I'd start with some kind of study and like you mentioned show my interest and that I am serious about a career change. I then plan to study at the University of Melbourne starting with a certificate then moving on to a degree and maybe even a masters course. I haven't studied in a while so this is me testing the waters.
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Ts. Evaggelos wrote:

Good evening @Dianna
The environmental study field we are working on is exciting for everybody if you are anxious to get to know and study some of the most important problems of our time such as climate change, global trade, energy supply, pollution, cultural conflicts , loss of biodiversity and poverty determine issues at local, national and international level.

These issues are interlinked and find a common focus on the environment and development. More than ever we are living in an interconnected world where governments, organizations and individuals are encouraged to think about the impact of their actions at the international level. In this context, it can give you the opportunity to explore the importance of some of the most difficult trends and developments that shape our world.

On a personal level, you will get a clear appreciation of how these issues appear around the world, helping you become a more enlightened and dedicated global citizen. At a professional level, you will acquire skills and knowledge that are increasingly valued in careers related to the environment and development in the voluntary, public and private sectors. If you really care about all the above, it's time to do this magical step.

Personally, the reason I was writing here was to be able to get the basic supplies from High Level courses first on Renewable Energy Sources related to my first undergraduate degree and I'm now studying courses across the whole range of environment and sustainable development with the aim of succeeding at some point in completing my studies in an integrated university program at a distance on Environmental Science.

Sorry for having tired of the above text, others deserve this acquaintances with this exciting field of Environmental Science

If you want more information, I am at your disposal.

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Wow. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to me. One of the questions I was asked, is what do I want to focus on and I am thinking it might be on climate change. I am also looking at studying at the university of Melbourne for a formal qualification probably start with a certificate then diploma and maybe move to a masters but this is more long term.
Thanks for the offer as I am also looking for a mentor and will probably "pick your brain" for assistance.
Thanks again.

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