Summary of Learning:
Human-induced climate change represents one of the greatest issues of our time and is the foremost critical challenge to the sustainability and habitability of the Earth as we know it. In this course you will learn the fundamental scientific principles behind climate change and why scientists agree that human-induced climate change is occurring, current and potential future impacts on nature and humans, as well as approaches focusing on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The Learning Objectives:
1. Develop an understanding of  the drivers of climate change using key climate science concepts such as radiation, Earth’s energy balance and greenhouse effect
2. Develop an understanding of how Earth's climate has been changing in the recent geological past and how it may change in the future
3. Develop an understanding of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, in particular in relation to energy resources and pathways leading to low carbon footprint and implications for government policy settings.

Digital Badging – a new way to gain qualifications!

Digital Badges are used by educational and learning organisations as competency-based signifiers of achievement. Now you can achieve a civilian university recognised academic credential, being a Digital Badge from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) through completing any Cove+ unit and passing the test of objectives.

For a 10 hour course, organisations like QUT often charge over $600 for this type of training and the issue of a Digital Badge.

If your course is an AQF 4 or 5 level course (vocational), you can do a ten question quiz to gain a badge. But be careful, this isn’t Campus course, you need to know the content to pass! If your course is an AQF 6 or 7 level course (undergraduate), then you need to submit an 800 word essay which will be assessed by a QUT lecturer.

Digital Badges are issued within 10 working days of unit completion.

You can share your Digital Badges to your LinkedIn profile, note it on personal CVs, and even include it in email signature blocks. See the examples below of a Cove+ module Digital Badge.