<small>Proficiency Award 4 in</small><span>Environmental Studies</span>

Proficiency Award 4 inEnvironmental Studies

Course Code VEN020
Qualification Proficiency Award 4
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 2500 Hours

This flexible and unique course offers you the best of our environmental courses and the practicability of business, photography and research.


This flexible and unique course offers you the best of our environmental courses and the practicability of business, photography and research. 

Environmental studies examines the interactions between humans and the environment, with the intention of addressing any issues around sustaining natural environments and resources. It is a complex, but fascinating area of study that is of utmost importance in this day and age.

There are a number of major environmental issues in the world today, such as:

  • Deforestation
  • Habitat Loss
  • Loss of Agricultural Land
  • Loss of Biodiversity
  • Endangered Water Supplies
  • Exhaustion of Non-renewable Resources
  • Climate Change

This course covers all this and much more - examining the theory behind these issues, as well as practical applications.

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification -Proficiency Award 4 in Environmental Studies.

  •      Industry Project BIP000
  •      Environmental Studies VEN100
  •      Introduction To Ecology BEN101
  •      Research Project I BGN102
  •      Research Project II BGN201
  •      Research Project III BGN202

Elective Modules:
    In addition to the core modules, students study any 18 of the following 25 modules.

  •      Business Operations VBS006
  •      Business Studies BBS101
  •      Financial (Money) Management BBS104
  •      Marine Studies I BEN103
  •      Nature Park Management I BEN120
  •      Ornithology BEN102
  •      Soil Management - Horticulture BHT105
  •      Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
  •      Vertebrate Zoology BEN104
  •      Conservation & Environmental Management BEN201
  •      Digital Photography (Short Course) BPH202
  •      Earth Science BEN204
  •      Environmental Waste Management BEN202
  •      Marine Studies II BEN203
  •      Nature Park Management II BEN204
  •      Project Management BBS201
  •      Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Reafforestation) BHT205
  •      Trees For Rehabilitation (Reafforestation) BHT205
  •      Weed Control BHT209
  •      Wildlife Management BEN205
  •      Business Planning BBS302
  •      Environmental Assessment BEN301
  •      Plant Ecology BEN302
  •      Soil Management - Crops BHT303
  •      Water Conservation And Management BEN302

Note that each module in the Qualification -Proficiency Award 4 in Environmental Studies is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.