Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and Sustainability
Tackle environmental management problems with confidence
Work towards a specialisation in environmental sustainability. You’ll explore current environmental issues and best practice management approaches. This course builds your green credentials with a grounding in relevant legislation and policy.
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What you'll learn
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Apply knowledge and skills in the discipline of environmental management and sustainability across a range of contexts for ethical professional practice.
- Review, analyse and synthesise recent developments in the discipline to demonstrate an advanced understanding in the field of environmental management and sustainability.
- Provide technical and creative solutions to environmental problems using independent judgement and critical analysis of available resources.
- Interpret, justify and communicate environmental management and sustainability concepts, theoretical propositions and methodologies to a variety of specialist or non-specialist audience.
- Initiate, plan and implement environmental management and sustainability projects both autonomously and as part of a team using an adaptive management framework.
The University of Newcastle's Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management and Sustainability provides you with a combination of skills that can aid you in achieving a promotion, assist you in bettering your performance in your current role, or change career paths, whether you are working for non-government organisations, government, or the private sector. Upon graduation you may consider positions including:
- environmental officer in the resource sector or government
- environmental consultant
- manager of a National park or protected area
- environmental educator and interpreter
The following courses have been awarded UNITAR-CIFAL certification:
- Environmental Legislation and Policy (ENVS6510)
- Sustainability and Ecosystem Health (ENVS6525)
- Environmental Management (ENVS6530)
- Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy (ENVS6545)
Students with an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree or an AQF Level 8 Bachelor Honours degree are eligible for admission to the program. In special circumstances, an applicant holding other acceptable academic or professional qualifications and relevant work experience may be admitted as a candidate for the program.
English Proficiency Requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
Credit for previous study or work
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
The University of Newcastle's Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and Sustainability will equip you with new, sustainable skills that will improve your green credentials and prepare you for the strong forecasted growth of jobs in high environmental impact areas over the next decade.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
Students are required to complete a total of, but no more than, 40 units, comprised of the following:
- 20 units of core courses
- 10 unit Group A directed course
- 10 unit Group B directed course
- Sustainability and Ecosystem Health
- Environmental Management
Group A Directed Courses
- Aboriginal Foundation Studies
- Business and the Natural Environment
- Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy
- Fundamentals of Epidemiology
- Organisational Behaviour and Design
- Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
- Marine Ecology and Management
- Occupational Health
- Environmental Justice
Group B Directed Courses:
- Biodiversity, Conservation Science and Management
- Applied Natural Resource Management