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Courses in planetary & community health
VU offers a broad range of courses across vocational education (TAFE) and higher education (university) addressing planetary health, and community health and sustainability.
Read about some of our higher education courses in the area.
Graduate certificate in planetary health
Record global temperatures and the coronavirus pandemic have brought planetary health to centre stage. Planetary health recognises the relationship between human health and the health of the planet – and the impact of human behaviour upon the natural world. Drawing on a range of disciplines, this new course focuses on finding local solutions within a global context. Students explore pressing issues including climate change and disaster response, foregrounding important viewpoints such as Aboriginal knowledges and local community needs. Graduating with practical knowledge, students will be prepared to design and apply innovative responses to issues in the workplace and community – creating healthier, fairer, and more sustainable environments.
People, Place & Planet | Study Essential online module
In response to inquiries about the significance of planetary health, the Learning Hub is creating a study module on the topic. Initially for first-year students, the module will examine what a commitment to people, place and planet means for our studies and careers.
This one-hour online module will be available in 2022 for students, and subsequently for staff.
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Sustainable development goals
VU has made a strategic commitment to protecting Country and addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at every opportunity.
The 17 SDGs align with VU’s strong tradition of social justice and our moral purpose of transforming the lives of students and communities. We are holding ourselves accountable for protecting Country and contributing to the SDGs through our curriculum, student support, and community outreach.