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Graduate Diploma in Environment and Climate Emergency
Use your skills to aim for a sustainable future
Understand the relationship between global and local issues by learning to critique the impact of culture on sustainability. Apply climate policy to social research and analysis for public policy and commercial employment.
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Students will achieve the following outcomes from the graduate diploma:
- apply a range of relevant disciplinary knowledge to the concept of sustainability in work and community settings
- apply critical and analytical skills within a sustainability framework; think creatively to develop practical pathways to sustainability
- 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 and research technologies to effectively collect information and communicate findings
- demonstrate a reflexive and adaptive approach to learning; understand second order learning; identify and apply successful learning strategies
- recognise the global nature of sustainability and the relationship between global and local sustainability issues; identify and apply international good practice to sustainability
- recognise the diverse meanings and applications of the notion of culture to sustainability; respect indigenous culture and its relevance to sustainability; identify the complexities and benefits multiculturalism brings to sustainability; and critique culture as an integrated system of norms that enable or disable sustainability
- demonstrate the ability within sustainability practice to work effectively as a team and independently when appropriate; show leadership and apply ethical and professional standards.
Open enrolment subjects
The following subjects can be designated as open-enrolment subjects:
- SCP522 Pathways to a Climate Resilient Society;
- SCP530 Sustainable Waste Management;
- SCP541 Urban Design for Sustainability;
- SCP543 Future Cities;
- SCP544 Leadership in Sustainability;
- SCP547 Climate Policy;
- SCP548 People and Planet;
- SCP549 Sustainability, Climate Change and Economics;
- SCP591 Sustainability Project
- SCP701 Introduction to Environment & Climate Emergency
Entry pathways to the Graduate Diploma are Bachelor degree or equivalent in any field from a recognised institution; or a Graduate Certificate in Environment and Climate Emergency; candidates applying via this pathway may be eligible for credit for recognised learning (CRL) on a case-by-case basis.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all degrees are taught in English.
If your education degrees were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database please attach a scanned original copy of English Proficiency Test results. 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: http://students.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/English_List.pdf.
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).
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This degree was previously known as Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Climate Policy.
The program develops knowledge, understanding and appreciation of what it means living within nature and our planetary boundaries. In a sense, it goes beyond sustainability and has developed out of the recent extinction rebellion and climate strike movements. The resultant Environment and Climate Emergency is increasingly accepted as policy by national, state and local governmental authorities across the world. It is designed to complement existing knowledge gained from an undergraduate qualification in any recognised area including business, humanities, sciences and education. It also combines a general qualification with more specific educational opportunities, enabling students learn in a way that best suits existing needs and priorities. It also offers advanced, individualised learning opportunities providing a pathway to the Master of Environment and Climate Emergency.
Recommended Study Pattern
Complete six core subjects and 2 optional subjects.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Environment and Climate Emergency students must complete a total of 8 subjects.
Graduate Certificate in Environment and Climate Emergency.
Choose your subjects
Selection of optional subjects should be made in consultation with the course coordinator.
This degree has undergone major change effective from Study Period 3, 2020.
The title of the degree Graduate Diploma in Sustainability and Climate Policy has been changed to Graduate Diploma 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.
Pick your subjects to begin.
Apply for the degree, or enrol directly into a subject. It's up to you!
You can apply for government funding or pay up-front.
This degree has open enrolment subjects which allow you to start without submitting a degree application.
You'll have the option to apply for the degree once you've successfully passed the subjects. In many cases, you'll even gain credit.