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Graduate Certificate in Regenerative Agriculture

Graduate Certificate

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    GradCertRA

  • Course code

    1008140

  • Credit points

    48

  • Equivalent units

    4

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

Industrial agriculture is facing a growing number of serious challenges, with degrading soils, increasing inputs and reduced water holding capacity across Australian landscapes. Looking to the future of food production demands that we rethink our approach to farming systems.

The Graduate Certificate in Regenerative Agriculture is designed for students who want to be a part of a new way of farming that better supports, and is supported by natural processes, building more resilient farms and farmers in a future of increased seasonal and weather variability.

This course is ideal for students from multi-disciplinary, science, agricultural and business backgrounds to gain postgraduate qualifications in the field of regenerative agriculture.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Develop a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the nature of complex socio-ecological systems.

GA2: Creativity

Develop creative solutions to dynamic complex problems in agriculture, by synthesising information from a range of relevant sources and disciplines.

GA3: Ethical practice

Be resourceful and effective at reflecting on the role of self, ethics and continuous learning in building new discipline-specific knowledge and applying it to socio-ecological challenges in science and agriculture.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an integrative understanding of agriculture by explaining the role and relevance of regenerative agriculture, its related sciences, and agribusiness in society

GA5: Lifelong learning

Be resourceful and effective at reflecting on the role of self, ethics and continuous learning in building new discipline-specific knowledge and applying it to socio-ecological challenges in science and agriculture.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Effectively communicate and generate ideas, concepts and knowledge for a variety of stakeholders in the agricultural context using a range of mediums.

GA7: Cultural competence

Engage with diverse indigenous and other cultural perspectives in rural and agricultural contexts.

Most units include compulsory on-farm field trips and practical workshops.

Students complete four core units:

Core units

  • Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire & Flood.
  • Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
  • Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
  • Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Regenerative Agriculture students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Regenerative Agriculture students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

ENVR5007 Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term1
N/A
Online
Term1
N/A
AGRC5001 Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
Term2
12 Note 1
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Enrolment information There will be a compulsory residential for all students that will be held on, or depart from, the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables
ENVR6008 Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term3
N/A
ENVR6009 Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4

Note 1:

Compulsory 4-day residential for all students.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

ENVR6008 Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR5007 Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
AGRC5001 Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice Note 1
ENVR6009 Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems