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Explore sustainability, human development and environmental impact in the context of development programs with the Sustainability and Development Microcredential offered by Deakin University by FutureLearn.

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Explore the relationship between humans and the environment with the Sustainability and Development Microcredential offered by Deakin University by FutureLearn .

During this microcredential you will interrogate the importance of sustainability across policy and practice and the significance of working closely with affected communities to achieve sustainable outcomes that are meaningful to the people concerned.

You will examine concepts such as complexity theory, equality, sustainable development and ecological understandings of our economic system, and join the critical debate in relation to sustainability across different development contexts.

This microcredential is a pathway for Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action and a number of related degrees. Successful completion offers credit towards a qualification at postgraduate level.

To pass this microcredential, you’ll need to successfully complete 2 assessment tasks including an essay and a project brief for a sustainable initiative.

What Skills You Will Learn?

  • Social justice
  • Sustainability plans
  • Creating initiatives
  • Developing sustainable cities
  • Sustainability for individuals

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • Evaluate diverse theoretical perspectives of sustainable development, and analyse how these have been applied in real-world scenarios
  • Identify and explain the complex interrelationships between ecology, society and sustainable development
  • Critically analyse a range of mainstream and non-mainstream perspectives on sustainable development
  • Apply alternative thinking to address issues of sustainability and development

Programme Structure

What is a microcredential?Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Sustainability and Development
  • Social Justice, Equality and Sustainability
  • The Environmental Imperative
  • People and Cities
  • Doughnuts and Sustainability

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Join by 23 Nov 2020


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


15 alternative credits

Microcredentials with credit are designed to be transferable. You can use the credit as one of the credentials listed on your application form for any university or course, and you can include it on your CV when you apply for a job.


  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for this microcredential require English proficiency and the academic capacity to complete the required assessments. Professional experience recommended. For entry into a pathway degree, students will require an undergraduate degree or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • For entry into a pathway degree course at Deakin students will need to prove English language skills at IELTS 6.5 or above and meet entry requirements + any residency requirements for on-campus enrolments.

Tuition Fee

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