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Leading Beyond Sustainability Micro-credential

Learn the fundamentals of sustainability and how to lead with impact through this micro-credential. Explore a new career or enhance your existing career with better informed insights and research. Turn your focus on sustainability into tangible and measurable actions. This innovative micro-credential will empower you to create positive environmental and societal impact in your workplace or your community.


We’ve got 250 scholarships for our micro-credential short courses, to help Kiwis explore and up-skill in a range of important topics like technology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.  Use the code EXPLORE24 when you apply.

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8 weeks

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100% online, expertly facilitated

NZQA accredited, level 8 (15 Credits)

Available start dates

  • 14th August 2024
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Outcomes and Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

This expert-led Level 8 NZQA accredited (15 credits) micro-credential covers a range of proven approaches to sustainability, underpinned by scientifically-informed and indigenous values. You’ll deep-dive into what sustainability means for people, the environment and the economy.

Your learning takes place online offering you flexibility around your busy schedule. Delivered part-time over eight weeks this short course is achievable while working full-time. You don’t have to be an eco-warrior or have studied previous sustainability courses to make the most of the new learnings. 

Key themes include the current and future state of sustainability, ongoing global challenges, non-linear and systems thinking, social and environmental justice, economic inclusiveness, community and collaboration, culturally sustainable action, indigenous values and perspectives, climate change, and leadership for change.

On completion of this 8 week programme you’ll have knowledge, tools and capability to begin to make practical changes in your context that will ultimately lead to a thriving and sustainable future for all.

Gain a versatile toolkit with a range of proven approaches to sustainability practices and how to lead initiatives to create positive change

Introduction to  applying different strategies to address sustainability challenges

Capability to identify current skills and knowledge gaps and how to develop the knowledge and insight needed specific to your project goals

The ability to action high impact, meaningful and ongoing positive change in your role, sector or community


Where this could take you

Develop and apply your sustainability knowledge to create real, meaningful change

Follow your passion

Make positive impact through change - apply your learning and implement the sustainability-focused initiative you have developed within your household, community or workplace.

Boost your career

Upgrade your professional skills to include a deeper understanding of how to mitigate emerging threats and how to support greater sustainability in the workplace and community.

Continued learning

Jump into other micro-credentials, or start to stack your credits toward our Master of Change and Organisational Resilience


How this Micro-credential works

Incorporate sustainability into your world

Apply and Enrol

If you are ready to enrol, complete the online application form. We will be in touch to provide you with everything you need to know to get started on your micro-credential journey.

Challenging Sustainability

During the first few weeks, explore content to think critically about authentic leadership for more sustainable futures and evaluate a case study of your choice.

Strategising for Change

Building on your learning, extend your understanding of systems thinking and impact measurement and develop a brief for a sustainability project that you are passionate about.

Follow up

Put your project into practice or further your knowledge with our Master of Change and Organisational Resilience


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