Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management
Advance your career in the water sector
Learn from the world’s leading water professionals. Gain practical tools and skills to tackle water management issues. Protect aquatic ecosystems. Choose from a broad selection of electives including financial aspects, collaboration, and sanitation.
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- 02 Jul 23
- 02 Jul 23
- 13 Aug 23
- 22 Oct 23
With a network of campuses spanning three cities in South East Queensland, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from over one hundred countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
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Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management will have specialised knowledge of:
- Creative and ethical approaches to integrated water management project design and management including stakeholder and rights-holder identification and analysis; contemporary project management skills and tools; impact assessment, and; the design of relevant monitoring and evaluation techniques
- The fundamental science which underpins understanding of the water cycle at whole of catchment scale, including the physical, biological and chemical properties of water, microbial and biogeochemical processes, surface and groundwater hydrology and aspects of water quality and water treatment for human consumption.
- Hydrological regimes and the basic principles relating to hydrology to aquatic ecosystems and the condition of aquatic environments alongside theory and methodologies for the assessment of aquatic and river ecosystem health, and principles and practical tools for implementing riparian restoration projects across a range of aquatic ecosystems.
- Qualitative research principles and methods and how they can be applied to inform the design and evaluation of integrated water management projects and programs
In addition, graduates will have a knowledge of one of the following:
- Water, energy, livelihood and community development issues and relationships from multiple stakeholders including community members, NGOs, government, academics and state enterprises, and the use of simple participatory rural appraisal tools to critically identify, characterise and explain those relationships.
- The interplay between society, technology and urban design in terms of water security, water resource efficiency, waterway health, flood mitigation, public health and amenity and how these multiple objectives might be achieved through the management of socio-technical pathways for the delivery of Water Sensitive City principles.
- The main challenges and opportunities for managing water in water scarce agricultural landscapes including knowledge of the positive and negative ecological, social and economic impacts of agricultural water use, along with key tools and techniques to help harmonise agricultural systems within their landscape whilst maintaining food security.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management, applicants must hold:
- a Bachelor degree in a field relevant to water management
- OR a minimum of one year practical experience in a related field.
Work and Life
A minimum of one year practical experience in a related field.
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. You can apply to Griffith to recognise your prior learning, including:
- Formal learning through courses completed at uni and TAFE.
- Informal learning through workplace experience or volunteer training.
- Non-formal learning through social experiences and hobbies.
This program aims to build the capacity of future leaders in water management. Students will develop the strategic, managerial and technical skills they need to advance in the water sector.
The program equips students with practical tools and skills for developing and managing the adoption of innovative solutions to local, regional, national and international water management issues. There is a focus on building skills in critical thinking, problem solving, statistics and data management, knowledge transfer and effective leadership.
The program is managed and led by the International Water Centre (IWC). The IWC is a key player in the global water sector and dedicated to providing education and training to promote whole-of-water cycle approaches to integrated water management around the world.
Recommended Study Pattern
This Graduate Certificate program will be offered full-time and part-time online.
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
• Climate Adaptation Theory and Practice
• Economics for Water Resource Management
• Project Management
• Catchment Ecology
Plus there’s a selection of electives to choose from. As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management (GCertIntegratedWMgt), you must successfully complete 40 credit points as specified in the course list.