Learning and Teaching Standards for Environment and Sustainability

The Environment and Sustainability Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (LTAS) project developed standards for the environment and sustainability field - documenting what students need to know and be able to do upon graduation.

The project team consulted with a wide range of stakeholders including tertiary educators and researchers, employers and practitioners, students, other environmental educators and indigenous people. The standards are in the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (LTAS) Statement, available here and on the OLT website (along with the Project Final Report). A one-page infographic about the project processes and outcomes is available here.

"ACEDD endorses the Statement as a guide for tertiary teaching in Environment and Sustainability. The Project Team is to be commended."

Professor Andrew Millington
Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (ACEDD)

Latest project updates

Project Update

November 5 2014 Written by

Where are we up to?

  • All consultation is now complete.
  • The next draft (v0.9.1), the Pilot Draft, is now available for download (using the button at the top right of the page).
  • Piloting of the latest version was completed in November 2014.
  • The Project Team is currently finalising the LTAS Statement for publication.
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Consultation Results

October 22 2014 Written by

The Project consultation involved two stages; the first being a series of face to face workshops and the second being targeted consultation to fill "gaps".


  • 7 workshops
  • 2 meetings
  • 1 Q&A Session
  • 3 online forums
  • Targeted email to 163 'gaps'
  • 236 individuals engaged
  • Over 2500 comments logged throughout the consultation.

The key recommendations resulting from the consultation were:

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