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  • Introduction to Meteorology logo      Introduction to Climate

    Learn about the climate and climate services

    About our climate course

    Introduction to Climate is a highly informative one-day course that provides an overview of the drivers of climate. Course content is relevant to government and private organisations, as well as individuals who use climate information to manage risk and make critical decisions. The course is also relevant to anyone with an interest in the climate and climate services. While other courses may require you to have a background in science or maths before completing the course, the Bureau's introduction course has no pre-requisites and therefore is available to anybody that expresses interest.

    Course size is limited, for personalised experience.

    Want us to come to you? Additional dates can be made available and delivered at your premises

    What will I learn?


    • What are the main factors that influence Australia‚Äôs climate.
    • Where I can access climate data and how it can be interpreted.
    • What climate services are available, including outlooks and summaries, to support decision making.
    • What is the evidence that supports climate change.
    • What climate change information is available to support decision making.

    Read our course overview for more information.

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    How do I shape the course for my interests?

    After enrolling in your preferred course you can indicate your profession and interests on the pre-course survey. We'll cover the most relevant examples to your geographical location and professional interests.


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