Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Introduction to Sustainability and Development

Deakin University

This online course explored the impact of human activity on our planet, and what we can do to ensure a sustainable future for everybody. Some of the key questions addressed included: What is sustainability and what is development? What impact has human activity had on the environment? What actions have we taken so far for sustainable development? What actions may we need to take for a sustainable future?

2 weeks, 3 hours per week


Max Kelly

Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development Studies,

Deakin University

overall score


Learning outcomes

  • Critically review diverse perspectives of sustainable development
  • Investigate how interactions between human development and environmental life support systems are/have been managed in real-world cases
  • Identify the characteristics and be able to differentiate between development, sustainability and sustainable development


The key topics addressed in this course on sustainability in contemporary international and community development, include:

  • Diverse understandings of sustainability and development
  • Changing planetary conditions and the growing human population
  • What the future might look like, and the potential for technology to save us

Issued on 24th December 2019

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Free online course:

Introduction to Sustainability and Development

Deakin University