13 Education for Sustainability

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Lowman

Recommended Prior Learning

12 Education for Sustainability is strongly recommended and would be an advantage, but is not required.

This course is for those who are curious to learn about environmental issues and have a strong desire to become involved in protecting our environment and make change for good. Students will explore, analyse and discuss current advances in both local and global sustainability issues from scientific and sociological perspectives. The aim of this course is to give students a better holistic understanding and appreciation for the natural world, as well as help each student develop both practical skills that allow them to think scientifically. The students will have the opportunity to carry out advanced independent inquiry, investigation and research as well as undertake a personal action for a sustainable future.

To support the cross-curricular nature of this course, the teaching is shared between two specialist teachers; half with a science specialist and half with a social science specialist.


Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Marine Biologist, Forestry Scientist, Auditor, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Zoologist, Barrister, Chemical Engineer, Biosecurity Officer, Mechanical Engineer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Interior Designer, Dairy Farmer, Solicitor, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Firefighter, Ranger, Fishery Officer, Pest Control Technician, Rubbish/Recycling Collector, Landscape Architect, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Immigration Officer, Quarantine Officer, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Geospatial Specialist, Dairy Herd Manager, Epidemiologist

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Approx $230 for an overnight trip to Tutukaka/Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve to support learning for AS 91735.

Pathway Tags

ecologist, zoologist, climate change or GIS scientist, scientific officer, research scientist, environmental engineer, environmental lawyer, DOC (ranger, pest manager), resource planner, zookeeper, environmental educator, sustainability officer

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.