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Vocational Graduate Certificate in ICT Sustainability

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on December 21st, 2009

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Box Hill Institute are running a new course for Information Technology (IT) professionals who are interested in the sustainability side of IT. Every business runs on a backbone of IT infrastructure and there is so much that can be done – not only to reduce their IT carbon footprint, but also use IT as a tool to reduce carbon output in other areas.  The course, the first of its kind in Australia, is the Vocational Graduate Certificate in ICT Sustainability. This Graduate Certificate is unique in that it concentrates on Information & Communications Technology (ICT) aspects of sustainability. The ICT Industry is well placed to be the driving force for change in the new low carbon economy.

As a student in this course, you will develop skills not ordinarily found in a straight IT qualification, that will meet industry’s need for employees with knowledge and awareness of ICT sustainability issues. This is a four-unit postgraduate qualification. Subjects will cover: • General sustainability – looking at current issues and solutions • Green ICT – ICT industry developments to reduce carbon footprint • ICT as an industry enabler to carbon reduction – focusing on how ICT will help other industries to lower their carbon footprints • ICT sustainability business case study – skills to develop business proposals to reduce carbon emissions for business. Students will work in small classes with professionally qualified lecturing staff.

An IT background is a prerequisite to study this course, which runs for 1 year, part time. For further information visit the website.

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