Rescue Earth System

Regenerative Courses

The Rescue Earth System is a holistic suite of diverse regenerative solutions that can be applied to all levels of society, economy and the environment.

Regenerative Systems Design Courses

Regenerative Restoration & Community Resilience

The Regenerative Systems Design Courses will enable students of all ages and cultural backgrounds to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to design a thriving regenerative society on a local, bioregional and global scale.

Furthermore, the multi-lingual courses will cater for all levels of interest, education, cultural background, etc. from home gardeners to off-grid homesteaders to farmers and businesses to regenerative development consultants and community leaders.

For example, Level 1 of the Regenerative Systems Design Courses will be suitable to both unskilled illiterate students and well educated students who need to learn more about the art of growing nutritious food. At the other end of the scale, learners that have completed Level 12+1 of the Regenerative Systems Design Course would have the knowledge and practical experience to lead the re-design and regenerative development of their bioregion — and they would also qualify to study towards a MSc.

Some of the third-party elective courses offer professional qualifications in specific fields. Good examples are the Prosocial Facilitator Course, Dr Elaine Ingham’s Soil Food Web Consultant Course, and Permaculture Institute’s Permaculture Design Course. There will also be many short courses — available free or at a reduced price.

“Holism is a process of creative synthesis; the resulting wholes are not static, but dynamic, evolutionary, and creative. […] We are out of the bonds of the old crude mechanical ideas, and we enter an altogether new zone of ideas and categories.”
Jan Christian Smuts
South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher.

Regenerative Systems Design Courses

The Regenerative Systems Design Courses are in the process of being developed. There are 15 qualifications, 12 at standard levels (5 Certificate and 7 Diploma) and 3 specialist levels (Advanced Diploma (Honours level course), MSc and PhD or DSc) . The standard levels are made up of 16 core tracks and hundreds of modules! Each qualification has many tracks and qualifies in a level. Each track has 6 phases and a varying number of modules. Modules are also part of many threads (categories) e.g. composting, rocket stoves, biochar, etc.

The Regenerative Systems Design Courses are a blend of online content provided by international experts, additional reading & videos, online tutoring, and in-person practicals where participants apply what they have learnt into a Rescue Earth project of their choice. Many elective modules will also be offered — they can be studied as standalone courses or as electives. Level 12+1 requires a dissertation.

Even though they have been designed to be studied together, Core Tracks and Elective Tracks can be studied on their own. For example someone may decide to study Regenerative Food Production & Processing from Phase 1 to 6 without studying any other tracks.

Regenerative Systems Design Tracks

Core Tracks — 6,720 points

CT1) Regenerative Food Production & Processing
CT2) Regenerative Resilience :: Marketing & Packaging
CT3) Regenerative Resilience :: Accounting & Finance
CT4) Regenerative Resilience :: Systems Design
CT5) Regenerative Resilience :: Hydrological Systems
CT6) Regenerative Resilience :: Infrastructure Systems
CT7) Regenerative Natural Animal Health & Nutrition
CT8) Regenerative Natural Human Health & Nutrition
CT9) Regenerative Resilience :: Building Systems
CT10) Regenerative Resilience :: Energy Systems
CT11) Regenerative Resilience in a Sustainable Economy
CT12) Ecology & Regenerative Conservation Practices
CT13) Integrated Strategic Resource Management
CT14) Integrated Community Resilience & Placemaking
CT15) Holistic Design for Bioregional Communities
CT16) Leadership Development in Community Resilience

Elective Tracks — +/- 5,000 points (of +/- 10,000)

Elective tracks cover subjects that compliment the content of the Core Tracks. A minimum total of 5,000 points at no less than 400 points per elective track is required to enroll in the Advanced Diploma. The Advanced Diploma is a prerequisite for qualifying to enroll in the MSc which will be partially sponsored by the Rescue Earth System.

ET1) Building & Earthworks
ET2) Business & Economy
ET3) Carbon & Climate
ET4) Energy & Power
ET5) Farming & Food
ET6) GIS Mapping Systems
ET7) Health & Nutrition
ET8) Nature & Wildlife
ET9) People & Places
ET10) Regenerative Design
ET11) Water & Weather
ET12) UN SDG Solutions

Practical Tracks — +/- 3,280 points

PT1) Level 1, 2, 3 :: Local Volunteer RE Projects mainly Permablitz & Food Garden
PT2) Level 4, 5, 6 :: Local Volunteer RE Projects mainly Regenerative Food System
PT3) Levels 7, 8, 9 :: Local Volunteer RE Projects mainly Earthworks & Building
PT4) Level 10, 11, 12 :: Bioregional Volunteer RE Projects mainly Leadership Roles

Advanced Diploma Tracks — 5000 points

AD1) Advanced Track focused on Holistic Systems Design & Project Management
AD2) Practicals :: Bioregional Volunteer RE Project Design & Management
AD3) Dissertation :: Focus on Regenerative Systems Design in Bioregions

Qualifications

Holistic Design
* Certificate in:
  • Regeneratively Optimised Farming Systems for Sustainable Resilience

    *Introduction* Level Certificate in …
    Qualifies in Level 1 with total of 100 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Regeneratively Optimised Farming Systems for Sustainable Resilience

    *Basic* Level Certificate in …
    Qualifies in Level 2 with total of 350 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Regeneratively Optimised Farming Systems for Sustainable Resilience

    *Intermediate* Level Certificate in …
    Qualifies in Level 3 with total of 800 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Regeneratively Optimised Farming Systems for Sustainable Resilience

    *Advanced* Level Certificate in …
    Qualifies in Level 4 with total of 1,500 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Regeneratively Optimised Farming Systems for Sustainable Resilience

    *Specialist* Level Certificate in …
    Qualifies in Level 5 with total of 2,500 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

Holistic Design Diploma in:
  • Regeneratively Optimised Farming Systems for Sustainable Resilience

    Holistic Design Diploma in …
    Qualifies in Level 6 with total of 4,000 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Regenerative Hydrological & Infrastructure Systems for Sustainable Resilience

    Holistic Design Diploma in …
    Qualifies in Level 7 with total of 5,500 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Regenerative Animal & Human Health & Nutrition for Sustainable Resilience

    Holistic Design Diploma in …
    Qualifies in Level 8 with total of 7,000 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Regenerative Energy & EcoBuilding Systems for Sustainable Resilience

    Holistic Design Diploma in …
    Qualifies in Level 9 with total of 9,000 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Regenerative Ecological & Economic Systems for Resilience & Sustainability

    Holistic Design Diploma in …
    Qualifies in Level 10 with total of 11,000 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Strategic Resource Management & Placemaking for Community Resilience

    Holistic Design Diploma in …
    Qualifies in Level 11 with total of 13,000 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Bioregional Community Leadership in Regenerative Resilience & Sustainability

    Holistic Design Diploma in …
    Qualifies in Level 12 with total of 15,000 points
    Earned from Core Tracks + Electives + Practicals

  • Advanced Diploma in Regenerative Systems Design for Bioregional Communities

    Qualifies in Level 12+1 (honours degree level)
    Qualifies with a total of 20,000 points
    Earned from Advanced Tracks + Practicals + Dissertation

Post Graduate Level Studies
  • MSc Sustainability and Ecology (Regenerative Systems Design)

    Qualifies in Level 12+2 — offered by the Graduate School of the Environment
    60,000 RE = 20% discount
    120,000 RE = 40% discount
    240,000 RE = 60% discount
    480,000 RE = 80% discount

    600,000 RE = 100% discount

  • PhD or DSc

    Qualifies in Level 12+3 — offered by various Universities

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