Studying: Environmental Science
What do you learn about in your course?
We learn about air quality, hydrogeology, environmental management, environments management systems, waste management.
What drew you to that field?
I came from a different career of being a nurse for 17 years and wanted a change. I started working as a volunteer at a national park and I wanted to do more regarding the environment. Then had a look on the internet about what I could study. Here in Australia there is still a lot of nature left, so it is worthwhile conserving it
What kind of career do you see this leading to?
Working in a National park, specifically in vegetation rehabilitation programs. I already have a volunteer job working at Yanchep National Park.
Describe a typical day at Central
Come in the morning and meet with class mates, go for coffee before starting class, go to class and do a lot of interactive work within the class. On breaks, sit together and go get some lunch then go back to studying.
What do you think Central offers over uni?
It’s more interactive. It’s not all about lectures, it’s about field trips as well, so you get an idea about what the workforce will be like. Overall, it's more work related. It's cheaper too and the course is shorter!
What are you most proud of?
We went on a field trip to Dryandra where we did a vegetation survey there and undertook pit trapping too. The report I wrote about our findings was actually sent to the Department of Environment and Conservation.
Find out about courses in Science and Sustainability
View more student stories