The Monash Certificate in Environmental Medicine is a unique new short course designed to strengthen the ability of doctors and other health and safety professionals to address environmental health issues. It will give practitioners theoretical foundations, legal framework and practical skills in managing people presenting with problems resulting from environmental sources. Course content will cover health risk assessment, illnesses related to various environmental hazards, sources of environmental exposure, toxicology, emerging concerns, communicating uncertainty, and managing outrage and conflicting views.

International WaterCentre (IWC) partial scholarships available for self-funded students

The International WaterCentre will be offering a partial scholarship (valued at $7,000 for the full Masters program or $2,000 for the Graduate Certificate) to every self-funded student enrolling in an IWC postgraduate degree commencing in Semester 1, 2016.

Self-funded students are students who do not receive any full-tuition scholarship. Note: students who receive a loan (eg. FEE-HELP) or funding from their employer remain eligible for a partial scholarship.

Each partial scholarship has a total value of $7,000 for the full ) and aims to cover part of the tuition fees.

Both programs are designed to equip students with transdisciplinary skills in integrated water management, fast-track their career development and build their capacity to create innovative and sustainable solutions to complex water management challenges.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Process Workshops – Melbourne

ZOOiD’s two day intensive Global Reporting Initiative (G4) Sustainability Reporting Process workshop will teach you how to apply the GRI’s sustainability reporting framework to your reporting so that you can produce a world class sustainability report.

Taught in the context of today’s reporting environment through the use of local and international case studies and practical activities, participants will find that this workshop demystifies many of the perceived challenges of reporting using the GRI.

Key learnings will help you to:

Understand, interpret and implement the GRI G4 concepts

Apply the GRI Reporting Principles (Stakeholder Inclusiveness, Sustainability Context, Materiality, Completeness, Balance, Comparability, Accuracy, Timeliness, Clarity and Reliability

What we teach:

We teach how to write clearly and succinctly, without sacrificing scientific accuracy.

We teach you how to get your thoughts down clearly and how to increase your efficiency as a writer. We teach how to write and design documents according to audience (e.g. industry, peer review), purpose (e.g. monitoring report, journal article) and the type of research or project problem that needs to be solved.

The workshops cover all aspects of writing from discussing common problems, recommending efficient practices, improving writing style, reworking sentence structure and paragraph structure, to analysing section and whole report structure.

We review the standard scientific reporting framework, how to prepare reports and papers, and discuss how to clearly and concisely communicate a research project to a chosen audience. In addition, across the two days, we conduct editing, writing and re-writing exercises, where we teach how to improve writing through effective editing skills and critical review techniques.

This course is designed to suit those who wish to further their directorship skills and knowledge. Participants include executive and non-executive directors, CEOs and senior executives who report to boards. It is recommended that participants have completed the program or have equivalent professional experience before enrolling.

Take away practical tools and frameworks ready for immediate use in your role as a director and within the boardroom. Course materials are updated annually to ensure the content is relevant and up to date, the course also provides outstanding networking opportunities across a wide variety of industries and sectors. If you’re serious about a career as a director or enhancing your existing directorship knowledge, the Company Directors Course is the course for you.