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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Graduate Certificate in Organic Food and Nutrition

  • Graduate Certificate

Grow your knowledge of sustainable food production and holistic health with the Graduate Certificate in Organic Food and Nutrition. This course will enhance your understanding of organic food systems and the relationship of organics to nutrition.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
32 weeks part-time
Course Code
1008430
Study Mode
Online
International Fees
$14,000 per year

About this course

Grow your knowledge of sustainable food production and holistic health with the Graduate Certificate in Organic Food and Nutrition. This course will enhance your understanding of organic food systems and the relationship of organics to nutrition. It will develop your knowledge, skills and practice in organic farming, sustainable and ethical food systems as well as the produce journey, and the connection of organic food with health. You will develop skills in critically evaluating scientific evidence, debate ethical and legal standards in organic food production, and discuss the roles that plants and animals play in human and soil health.

The Graduate Certificate in Organic Food and Nutrition will demonstrate to employers, clients and colleagues your abilities across the scope of practice relating to organic principles and food production for holistic health and wellbeing. As a graduate, you will be equipped with innovative knowledge to help meet growing consumer demands for quality support to achieve their wellness aspirations.

This qualification also provides a pathway for further study at a Masters or Doctoral level.

Study locations

Online

What you will learn

The course offers a holistic approach to studying organic food systems and the relationship of organics to nutrition.

You will explore the principles of organic food production and getting organic produce from the farm to the table; investigate the health and medicinal benefits of plants and animals as they relate to organic foods; and learn about the systems, laws and regulations of the organics food industry. You will have the opportunity to take a research-informed approach and develop your ability to critically evaluate scientific evidence in relation to organic food and nutrition.

Career pathways

Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge from this qualification across a wide range of professions, including in organics food production, in health education and practice, and in policy at different levels of government.

The Graduate Certificate in Organic Food and Nutrition also provides a pathway for further study at a Masters or Doctoral level.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Organic Food and Nutrition, students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points) comprising all four core units.