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Courses

Take university-level courses online for free and submit assessments when you are ready to have your learning recognised for formal academic credit.

Over time, the number of courses will be expanded as well as the range of credential options. 

Strategic planning for success

Strategic planning for success

New

Whatever outcome you’re focused on creating - be it a building, a product, a service or a community - great design ideas are driven by starting with the end in mind. So, defining what ultimate success looks like for sustainable development is fundamental to the planning process.

Micro course
Level: 1st & 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Research Methods and Design

Research Methods and Design

Future

Embarking on a research project or research-based course? This course will introduce you to the research methods and design appropriate for investigating current issues in a global environment.

Start: 25 Jul 2016
Full Course
Level: Postgrad
6-9 weeks, 3-5 hours per week
Official course credit
The inspiring challenge of sustainable development

The inspiring challenge of sustainable development

Future

In this course you'll learn how to apply an internationally recognised framework that integrates sustainability into a proven strategic planning process. It will enable you to define a vision of success and provide you with the tools you need to effectively and efficiently navigate your way there.

Start: 6 Aug 2016
Micro course
Level: 1st & 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Critical Reasoning

Critical Reasoning

Current

The course has been designed to give students the opportunity to explore the basic tools of critical reasoning and to empower them to think for themselves. The ability to think critically is of great value in helping to deal competently with ethical, social and political problems in the work situation and everyday life. In most humanities courses at universities lecturers expect students to understand cultural diversity, to critically evaluate information and knowledge claims and to make responsible decisions. However, students are rarely given the opportunity to acquire these abilities in a systematic way.

Self-paced, available now
Full Course
Level: 1st year
Official course credit
Dimensions of Openness in Education

Dimensions of Openness in Education

New

Learn about the concepts of open educational practices (OEP), open policy, open source and open teaching to achieve more sustainable education for all.

2015Q4
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
OER Development Project

OER Development Project

New

Put your digital skills and knowledge of open educational practices to work and develop OER learning materials for the real world, with options for recognition towards formal academic credit.

2015Q4
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
4 weeks, self-guided study, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Technology Diffusion and Models of Change in Education

Technology Diffusion and Models of Change in Education

New

Learn about the complexities of change with digital technologies in tertiary education from the perspective of the educator and students and apply this knowledge to local teaching contexts.

2015Q4
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
The e-Learning Maturity Model (eMM)

The e-Learning Maturity Model (eMM)

New

Learn how to assess organisational capability to sustainably develop, deploy and support e-learning so that organisations can engage in high quality processes which can be replicated, extended and sustained over time.

2015Q4
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Australian Indigenous Culture, History and Contemporary Issues

Australian Indigenous Culture, History and Contemporary Issues

New

Appropriate for anyone who wishes to gain an introductory understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures, history and contemporary issues.

2016Q2
Full Course
Level: 1st year
Official course credit
Introduction to Art Appreciation and Techniques

Introduction to Art Appreciation and Techniques

New

This course introduces you to the basics of art appreciation: definitions and roles of the artist, visual thinking, artistic elements and principles of the visual language, and how art speaks.

2016Q4
Micro course
Level: 1st year
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Scenario Planning for Educators

Scenario Planning for Educators

New

What futures are possible in education? Learn how to plan for uncertain education futures using scenario planing.

2016Q4
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Designing the transition to a living future

Designing the transition to a living future

New

In this micro course you’ll learn some powerful tools to assess and benchmark a baseline position of current sustainability performance. The focus is on finding ways to engage others in the process that will also raise their understanding of the issues, and enable them to begin seeing opportunities of sustainable practices.

2016Q4
Micro course
Level: 1st & 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Taking action and choosing priorities

Taking action and choosing priorities

New

In this course you will learn how to prioritise the actions for sustainable development that sit between your baseline and your vision of success by applying the three prioritising questions. You will then consider communicating your work, your audience, your story, and how will you connect the two.

2016Q4
Micro course
Level: 1st & 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Introduction to Regional Relations in the Asia-Pacific

Introduction to Regional Relations in the Asia-Pacific

New

This micro course introduces students to the study of international relations and the social sciences with a focus on fundamental aspects of history and culture in Asia and the Pacific.

This course is the first of four micro courses to gain credit in Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific.

2017Q1
Micro course
Level: 1st year
4 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Learning in a digital age

Learning in a digital age

New

Develop the skills and confidence to become a competent and autonomous learner in a digital age.

2017Q1
Full Course
Level: 1st year
8 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Understanding Culture in Asia and the Pacific

Understanding Culture in Asia and the Pacific

New

This micro course develops students' knowledge of the historical significance of Asia and the Pacific and introduces them to a variety of human ideas, values, beliefs and behaviours.

This course is the second of four micro courses to gain credit in Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific.

2017Q2
Micro course
Level: 1st year
4 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Regional Economics in Asia and the Pacific

Regional Economics in Asia and the Pacific

New

In this micro course students will learn about the factors that have prompted growing interdependence of states in Asia and the Pacific and about the historical and current economic climate of the region.

This micro course is the third of four micro courses to gain credit in Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific.

2017Q3
Micro course
Level: 1st year
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Tourism in Asia and the Pacific

Tourism in Asia and the Pacific

New

This micro course focusses on tourism to the Asia and Pacific. It draws on three prior courses to encourage students to demonstrate cultural literacy skills and a detailed knowledge of one particular state or region.

This micro course is the last of four micro courses required to gain credit in Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific.

2017Q4
Micro course
Level: 1st year
4 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Model United Nations (MUN)

Model United Nations (MUN)

Past

Model United Nations (MUNs) are experiential learning programs where participants discuss ideas and brainstorm solutions to global challenges as model diplomats. MUNs are run all around the world. If you are interested in International Studies, Global Citizenship and Communications, Negotiation and Diplomacy - this subject is for you. You will study online alongside 50 students enrolled in this subject at the University of Wollongong.

Start: 2 Mar 2015
Full Course
Level: 1st & 2nd & 3rd year
12 weeks, 4-5 hours per week
Official course credit
Open Content Licensing for Educators

Open Content Licensing for Educators

Past

Learn about the concepts of open educational resources, copyright and Creative Commons open licenses to achieve more sustainable education for all.

Start: 26 Aug 2015
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
2 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
Digital Skills for Collaborative OER Development

Digital Skills for Collaborative OER Development

Past

This is a hands-on course where you will learn and demonstrate your skills in using digital technologies for collaborative OER development culminating in publishing an OER learning sequence on your own website.

Start: 7 Mar 2016
Micro course
Level: 3rd year
3 weeks, 10 hours per week
Certificates of achievement Official course credit
The UN, Global Governance and Diplomacy

The UN, Global Governance and Diplomacy

Past

Want to understand global issues and how individuals and nations can make a difference? This course is for you. Explore the past, present and future of global governance focusing on the United Nations system.

Start: 14 Mar 2016
Full Course
Level: Postgrad
6-9 weeks, 4-6 hours per week
Official course credit
Global Issues: Concepts and Challenges

Global Issues: Concepts and Challenges

Past

Thinking about a career in international relations? This course is for you. Learn and apply key theories and concepts in international studies.

Start: 16 May 2016
Full Course
Level: Postgrad
6-9 weeks, 4-6 hours per week
Official course credit
Introduction to Human Rights

Introduction to Human Rights

Past

Human Rights is a hot topic discussed daily in the news and media around the world. Find out what it means and where it all started.

Start: 16 May 2016
Full Course
Level: Postgrad
6-9 weeks, 4-6 hours per week
Official course credit