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Microcredential focuses on environmental sustainability

Professor Retha Wiesner stands with her arms crossed.
University of Southern Queensland School of Business Professor (Human Resources Management) Retha Wiesner.

The University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) has launched a new microcredential to equip participants with the skills and knowledge for navigating the complexities of environmental sustainability in business.

The University’s School of Business Professor (Human Resources Management) Retha Wiesner said the program aimed to cultivate a deeper understanding of the relationship between business and environmentally conscious management.

“In today’s rapidly changing world, it is imperative to foster a generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs who are not only driven by profit, but also committed to sustainable practices,” Professor Retha Wiesner said.

“Participants in the new environmental sustainability in business microcredential will gain insights into the dynamics between business, creativity, and environmental responsibility, along with practical strategies for initiating and sustaining environmentally conscious businesses."

The new course covers creating compelling value propositions, evaluating sustainable business models, and mastering effective communication for presenting business plans to stakeholders.

“Our aim is not just to impart theoretical knowledge, but to equip participants with practical, actionable strategies to initiate and sustain environmentally conscious businesses,” Professor Retha Wiesner said.

The new free microcredential has been developed as a part of the New Options for Waste And Saving The Environment (NO WASTE) pilot precinct funded through a Strategic University Reform Fund Grant from the Australian Department of Education.

NO WASTE aims to convert Australia’s unrecovered waste into value-added products and create employment through a partnership with industry, community, vocation, and school education supported by the Department for Education.

Microcredentials are short, focused courses providing learners with specific skills and expertise currently in demand by employers. The University currently offers 25 microcredentials across a wide variety of fields. That number will expand to 30 in 2024.

Learn more and enrol in the University of Southern Queensland’s free microcredentials.