Apocalyptic Preparedness 101

Apocalyptic Preparedness 101

Course Code VPSZOM
Qualification Specialist Award
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 320

In 2015, Swedish researchers in collaboration with Oxford University published a report that outlined 12 global risks that had the potential to be the end of human civilisation or life as we know it within the next 100 years. What are these risks, and how likely are they really?

In 2015, Swedish researchers in collaboration with Oxford University published a report that outlined 12 global risks that had the potential to be the end of human civilisation or life as we know it within the next 100 years. What are these risks, and how likely are they really?

  • Artificial intelligence wiping out humanity – 10%
  • A global pandemic 5% (and yes, this includes the zombie virus)
  • Nuclear war – 5%
  • Extreme climate change – 5%
  • Future bad global governance
  • Nanotechnology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Super-volcano
  • Major asteroid impact
  • Global system collapse
  • Ecological collapse
  • Unknown consequences

Whether you’re prepared or not, the potential for an apocalyptic event is fact. This qualification is designed to give you the tools and strategies for survival and self-sufficiency in a minor or major event.

Core Modules

  • Survival Skills
  • Medicinal Herbs
  • Self Sufficiency
  • Handling Medical Emergencies

Study Duration:
The first three modules have a guideline of 100 hours each. There are no start or end
dates for these as they’re designed to fit in with other commitments. The final module
runs for six weeks with a two week extension. You will need to ensure you’re able to
manage between 4-6 hours a week of study to comfortably finish this within the given
time frame.
Assessment type:
You will learn a variety of things, through a combination of reading, interacting with
tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson culminates in an
assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and
returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy or Youth Allowance.

Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


  • Careers Counselling Service
  • General Counselling Service
  • Disability Liaison Service
  • Retention & Engagement Service
  • Student Activities
  • Accommodation
  • Disabled Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy (DAAWS)
  • E Counselling
  • Your-Tutor
  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.