Individuals, organisations and governments make decisions everyday about what’s important to them, where to invest their time or money and what action to take in certain situations.
But would we make the same decisions if we had a full understanding of the social, environmental and economic impacts of these decisions?
What if we could measure and value environmental and social impacts, just as we can for economic impacts?
Develop the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career in the water sector
The International WaterCentre Master of Integrated Water Management is designed to fast-track your career development and equip you with transdisciplinary skills in integrated water management. The program is designed to give you the technical, managerial and leadership skills you need to create innovative, whole-of-water-cycle solutions to regional and global water challenges.
Department of Parliamentary Services
Position Summer Research Scholarships 2014
Sector Policy and research
Closing Date 18 October 2013
The Parliamentary Library is offering six-week Summer Research Scholarships in January–February 2014 to support a research project on a topic of mutual interest to the Scholar and to the Australian Parliament.
The past decade has seen a sharp increase in the number of countries affected by and recovering from large-scale disasters, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. A parallel growth has also occurred in the number of professionals working in the fields of humanitarian assistance, post-crisis recovery and development.
The Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne is seeking expressions of interest from prospective PhD candidates with an interest in public policy and administration. This scholarship opportunity, known within the University of Melbourne as a Strategic Australian Postgraduate Award (STRAPA), will be aligned to the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and located within the School of Social and Political Sciences in the Faculty of Arts. This opportunity is open to domestic students only.
Global terrorism has become one of the most significant and divisive issues in world politics since the events of September 11, 2001. Many academics and policy makers argue that the ‘global war on terror’ has not only changed the way we think about security, but has wider implications that affect human rights, warfare, trade and economy, and ideas of culture and society.
This course aims to equip you with fundamental concepts and techniques in the production of motion graphics and animation for digital video and interactive media.
Fundamental motion graphic animation concepts/introduction
Constructing an animation project
Understand the use of key frames over timelines and composition windows
Practical use of Alpha channels and track mattes
Creative masking techniques and transparency modes
Creative use of Effects and Plugins
Learn a range of techniques for effective resolution of workplace disputes and achieving sustainable outcomes.
Using the legislation contained in the Fair Work Act, you will work with real cases to develop the skills you need for more effective negotiation and dispute resolution conflict and negotiations. Presented by The Honourable Geoffrey Giudice, former President of Fair Work Australia and Professor Peter Gahan, University of Melbourne.
According to Barbara Pocock our era is characterized by a ‘work-family clash’ and Anne Summers believes we have reached the ‘end of equality’. Particularly in this context of change, the birth of an infant is most importantly a social and cultural event that has been highly medicalized. Current trends include surveillance of pregnancies and the puerperium, along with interventions in birth, and high rates of Perinatal Depression and anxiety. Marital dissatisfaction is high and there are legendary issues related to identity for women-as-mothers across the industrialized world.
In the face of rapid urban change locally and globally, Urban Design at RMIT is focused on establishing innovative techniques for design and practice, advancing the role of design in shaping the future form and performance of our cities.
What will future cities look like?
Presented by Heather Horst and Larissa Hjorth.
Structure of workshop:
“Getting to know you” via material cultures
Outline of the historical and interdisciplinary evolution of mobile communication to mobile media; how mobile media can be understood as a set of practices, artefacts and as a research tool; and the relationship between ethnography and mobile media.
Camera phone exercise
‘Big games’ exercise in groups.
This nested suite of courses comprises the Graduate Certificate of Arts (Media and Communications), Graduate Diploma of Arts (Media and Communications) and Master of Arts (Media and Communications) . These programs have been designed to provide both a theoretical base and a portfolio of skills applicable to a wide range of media activities. They are aimed at developing the skills of those interested in working in media-related industries and enhancing the expertise of those already working in the media.
This practical course provides an overview of the writing and editing industry, foundation skills in computing, editing, fiction and non-fiction, as well as a variety of writing specialisations such as short story, journalism, novel, public relations, writing for children and screenwriting.
There is an ever growing demand for knowledgeable fundraisers in the third sector, fundraisers who understand all aspects of the field.
Managing an Effective Fundraising Program is now available as a single unit of study to grow your professional understanding of this practice.
The Master of Climate Change is an interdisciplinary coursework or coursework and research degree that allows students to develop a program of advanced learning suited to their individual interests and skills in the area of climate change. The degree is jointly offered by the Crawford School of Economics and Government and the Fenner School of Environment and Society.
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Integrating Transport and Land-use
presented by A/Prof Garry Glazebrook and others
Economic concepts and theories shape many aspects of our lives, yet most citizens have little knowledge of economics, which constrains their ability to fully understand and evaluate many of the big issues of our age. While one can pursue the study of economics through the conventional channels, all too often the curriculum encountered is far too intellectually and ideologically narrow. This six-week course explains the big ideas in economics, including some very important dissenting and alternative ideas.