Education for Sustainability Grants Program

2008-2009 Projects

A total of five projects to the value of $378,800 were funded under the 2008-2009 program.

Title: Online Future Sustainability Leaders Program
Applicant: Centre for Sustainability Leadership
Funding Amount: $98 800

Development of a free online short course, comprising 12 training modules and three ‘in-person’ workshops for participants, to train young people to become future sustainability leaders. Participants in rural and remote communities will complete the entire course online.

Title: Capacity building for sustainability in the rural, regional and remote public VET sector
Applicant: Tropical North Queensland TAFE
Funding Amount: $96 000

Through collaboration between six TAFE Queensland institutes, market research will be conducted into sustainability training needs in rural, regional and remote areas, resulting in the development of a generic sustainability policy. Through the development of a sustainability operational planning toolbox and a “train-the-trainer” professional development program, TAFE staff will be able to embed sustainability into education and training programs.

Title: Go–Green Australian Apprenticeships Sample Training Programs (STPs)
Applicant: Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC)
Funding Amount: $94 000

Go-Green Sample Training Programs have been developed for a range of green jobs. This project seeks to develop more STPs for green jobs in the construction industry and property services and to promote STPs to registered training organisations through the development of a targeted marketing strategy. The STPs provide industry with ‘ready to use’ examples of training packages that relate to the environment or sustainability.

Title: Education for sustainability models for Australian healthcare degrees
Applicant: Charles Sturt University
Funding Amount: $55 000

The project focuses on nursing and allied health degrees in Australian universities and aims to examine existing strategies in education for sustainability within healthcare curricula and identify gaps in education for sustainability skills, knowledge and values through stakeholder consultations. Curriculum design workshops and a national roundtable will be held to incorporate education for sustainability into healthcare degrees. The Project Reference Group will include representatives from key healthcare peak bodies and national associations.

Title: A National Approach to the Professional Development of Environmental Educators
Applicant: Waste Management Association of Australia
Funding Amount: $35 000

A coordinated and consistent national, professional development, short-course program will be developed for non-school based environmental educators, through a consortium of professional associations, comprising the Waste Management Association of Australia, the Australian Association for Environmental Education, the Australian Water Association and the Marine Education Society of Australasia. The course will be accredited and delivered by a registered training organisation.