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Graduate Certificate in Environment and Climate Emergency
Research and analyse how we can guarantee a sustainable future
Understand the relationship between global and local sustainability issues by developing social research and analysis skills. Learn to apply international best practice sustainability concepts to find a career in the public and private sectors.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
Subjects may require attendance
- 13 Feb 22
- 15 May 22
- 14 Aug 22
- 08 Nov 22
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Students will achieve the following outcomes from the graduate certificate:
- apply relevant disciplinary knowledge to the concept of sustainability and planetary health
- apply critical and analytical skills within a sustainability framework
- identify, locate, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant and reliable information sources on sustainability
- communicate ideas and information, verbally and in writing, to a range of target audiences
- use communication technologies to effectively collect information and communicate findings
- identify and apply successful learning strategies
- identify and apply international good practice to local sustainability issues
- identify the complexities and benefits multiculturalism brings to sustainability, including indigenous cultures
- demonstrate leadership ability within sustainability practice to work effectively as a team and independently when appropriate.
Open enrolment subjects
The following subjects can be designated as open-enrolment subjects:
- SCP530 Sustainable Waste Management;
- SCP541 Urban Design for Sustainability;
- SCP543 Future Cities;
- SCP544 Leadership in Sustainability;
- SCP549 Sustainability, Climate Change and Economics;
- SCP701 Introduction to Environment & Climate Emergency
Entry pathways to the Graduate Certificate are Bachelor degree or equivalent in any field from a recognised institution; or five years of relevant work experience; candidates applying via this pathway will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Work and Life
In some cases, a significant body of professional work will be considered an adequate substitute for a Bachelors degree as an entry point to the Graduate Certificate.
If you are applying based on work experience you will need to meet the English Proficiency requirements.
English Proficiency Requirements
If your education degrees were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database, or you are applying based on work experience you will need to meet the English Proficiency requirements. Admission requires an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) (or equivalent test) score of at least 6.5 and competence in all test components (IELTS score of 6.0).
Please refer to the 'Minimum English Entry Requirements' document at: https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/english-language-requirements/.
Applicants are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at: https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/english-language-requirements/accepted-english-proficiency-tests/
*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***
Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.
Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all required supporting documentation for a formal assessment.
To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: https://study.curtin.edu.au/credit/
It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.
More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning manual (PDF).
This degree was previously known as Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy.
This course introduces existing and emerging environment and climate-related issues, including urbanisation, transportation, water and energy use, food, circular economy and waste management. It is designed to complement existing knowledge gained from an undergraduate qualification in any recognised area, including business, engineering, humanities, education, natural sciences, social sciences and health sciences. The course also combines a general qualification with more specific educational opportunities, enabling students to learn in a way that best suits the current needs and priorities to tackle the global climate emergency.
Recommended Study Pattern
Complete three core subjects and one optional subject.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Environment and Climate Emergency students must complete a total of 4 subjects.
This degree has undergone major change effective from Study Period 3, 2020.
The title of the degree Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy has been changed to Graduate Certificate in Environment and Climate Emergency.
The new degree may slightly impact existing students but they will remain in the existing degree until completion. The effects will include updates to names of subjects plus the addition of pre-requisite entry requirements for dissertation subjects.
Should students have other questions or require a revised study plan, they can contact the School at: DBEOUA@curtin.edu.au.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
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