Programs

RESEED holds a deep commitment to fostering interdisciplinary approaches and field-based learning that enable students to gain contextual knowledge, analyse problems, and develop projects and enterprises that are relevant to their circumstances.

The field study programs are available for students from any university in Australia and around the world who have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in any discipline. Students can apply to do these programs for study credit by obtaining permission from their home university.

If you are not a university student but would like to undertake a RESEED program for furthering your career or purely for interest, you can enquire here.

Each field-study program is equivalent to one quarter (25%) of an annual full-time study load in any Australian university. Students are required to spend three weeks in the field with academic experts who have substantial research experience and understanding of the local context and key topics. Students complete a substantial portion of their assignments while in the field, and finish the rest of the study credit requirements within two months of the end of their field trip.


  • By seeing how locals approach conservation and education issues on the ground I was able to really understand how communication and open mindedness are key to working in any field.

    Corinne Bowman
    Chief Operations Officer at Pigeonhole
  • Being able to critically engage with concepts such as sustainable development and what that actually means on the ground, in a given context, has proven to be a really useful skill in my professional life.

    Sarah Brennan
    Urban Development Planner
  • "This rich field experience gave insight into the practicalities of the inquiry process I follow each day at work."

    Tom Kramer
    Senior Analyst at Isentia
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Regional Sustainability

Regional Sustainability

This program explores the concepts of regional development and sustainability in the lowveld region of Mpumalanga, and examines the issues and constraints of translating such concepts into policy and practice. It focuses on topics such as soil and water management, land rights, gender, health, migration, education and the environment.
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Where
Mpumalanga Lowveld, South Africa

Date
New Dates TBC
Cultural Heritage and Landscape Management

Cultural Heritage and Landscape Management

Uncover the cultural landscapes of the Bokoni civilization with on the ground experience in heritage conservation, archaeology and landscape management. In the Highveld of Mpumalanga students will meet with different actors to learn about land reform and urban reconstruction, mining impacts on heritage areas and initiatives supporting development alongside environmental conservation.
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Where
Verlorenkloof, South Africa

Date
New Dates TBC
Urban Sustainability

Urban Sustainability

This program delves into the complexity and urban planning and development challenges facing Johannesburg, Africa’s world city and one of the fastest growing metropolis in that continent. It focuses on topics such as urban renewal; suburban development; infrastructure provision in townships and squatter settlements; public transport systems; environmental rehabilitation; waste management; community development initiatives; informal economy, small and medium enterprise creation.
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Where
Johannesburg, South Africa

Date
June-July (Final Dates TBC)
Geotourism and Biodiversity Conservation

Geotourism and Biodiversity Conservation

Consider new approaches to tourism that highlight the distinctive geology and vegetation of locations within a global biodiversity hotspot. Across Mpumalanga and into national park areas students will study geological formulations, private and public tourism strategies, community based conservation initiatives and work with locals to develop sustainable nature-based tourism opportunities.
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Where
South Africa

Date
June-July (Final dates TBC)