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Environment and Climate Emergency

Graduate Certificate

GC-ENVCLM

Course
Graduate Certificate in Environment and Climate Emergency
CRICOS
0101367
Duration
6 months full-time
Credit
100
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Engage with climate emergency issues, explore approaches to inform relevant policies and practices and apply your learnings to develop a strategic response.

Broad career options

Apply your skills and knowledge through professional work and community engagement.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

In this course, you will gain knowledge of the fundamental concepts and major issues relevant to global environmental and climate crises, and build skills to effect positive change at a local, national and global level.

This course comprises three core units and one optional unit focusing on the understanding, reflection and investigation of key sustainability issues.

You will become familiar with real-world practices through lectures and workshops delivered by Curtin academics and researchers, and by consultants from industry and government. You will also learn skills in social research, analysis and broad stakeholder engagement, and explore approaches to inform relevant policies and practices. 

Curtin’s Environment and Climate Emergency courses have a strong emphasis on professional practice and development. A major component of your studies will be engaging with climate emergency issues and applying your learnings to develop a strategic response. 

At the Legacy Living Laboratory (L3) – a state-of-the-art data visualisation space and research facility – you will expand your knowledge and build capabilities to contribute solutions to biodiversity loss, extreme climatic events and other issues affecting communities globally.

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may transfer to the graduate diploma. On successful completion of the graduate diploma, you may enrol in the master degree.

The course caters for both full-time and part-time students.

Why study

  • In this course you will learn the knowledge and skills to understand, create awareness of and respond effectively to the main issues surrounding the current environment and climate emergency.
  • The course responds to the demand from globally-minded citizens and the next generation of students for rapid action from governments and industry towards a sustainable and climate-resilient future. 

Career information

Graduates will be prepared for employment opportunities in various public and private sector contexts requiring specialist knowledge and research and analytical skills. Importantly, an increasing range of organisations are engaging environment and sustainability consultants, in order to be environmentally responsible corporate citizens and to improve their stakeholder relationships.

Industries

  • Urban/environmental planning
  • Government
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Regional development
  • Conservation and environment
  • Land use
  • Resources and energy
  • Transport

What you'll learn

  • apply a range of relevant disciplinary knowledges 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

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. 

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. 

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants without a bachelor degree or equivalent require a minimum of five years’ relevant experience.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,700*
Total indicative course fee $14,700*
Indicative year 1 fee $14,700*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,000*
Total indicative course fee $15,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $15,000*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-ENVCLM
  • CRICOS code: 0101367
  • Last updated on: August 11, 2020