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Environment and Climate Emergency

Graduate Diploma

GD-ENVCLM

Course
Graduate Diploma in Environment and Climate Emergency
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
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.

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In the graduate diploma you will continue to build on the knowledge and skills you gained in the graduate certificate that are necessary to effect change and respond to the global environment and climate emergency.

The course comprises three additional core units and an optional unit to suit your background and career goals.

You will be exposed to ground-breaking research and real-world practices through lectures and workshops delivered by consultants from industry and government.

You will strengthen your skills in social research, analysis and broad stakeholder engagement, and explore approaches to informing relevant policies and practices in fields such as urban adaptation and resilience to climate change, waste and water management, renewable energy, transport, climate-change policies, sustainable production and consumption, and the future of food.

You will also have access to the innovative Legacy Living Laboratory (L3) and use the L3 visualisation hub to expand your knowledge and further build capabilities to contribute to solutions to biodiversity loss, extreme climatic events and other issues affecting communities globally.

The graduate diploma will provide you with a strong basis to meet professional practice and development challenges. Upon successful completion of the course you may enrol in the master degree.

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

Why study

  • Sustainability is one of the fastest growing job sectors around the world: it’s ranked as a top priority for industry and is relevant in every field of work.
  • Your learning will be informed by research and best industry practice, enabling you to develop the relevant skills and knowledge to implement solutions to diverse climate and environment challenges. 
  • As a graduate, you will be able to contribute to making the world a better place through your profession.
  • Flexible study options enable you to study at your own pace and apply your learning to your professional role.

Career information

Organisations are increasingly working with environment and sustainability consultants in order to be environmentally responsible and to improve their stakeholder relationships. This course will prepare you for employment in various public and private sectors that require specialist knowledge of applying environmental and sustainability practices to all levels of business and organisations.  

Industries

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

What you'll learn

  • disseminate and apply a range of relevant disciplinary knowledge to the concept of sustainability relating to social, economic and environmental aspects and emergencies
  • apply critical and analytical skills to develop practical pathways to sustainability
  • identify, locate, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant and reliable information sources on sustainability
  • communicate effectively at a high order verbally and in writing to a range of target audiences
  • use communication technologies to effectively collect information, disseminate and communicate findings
  • understand second-order learning and identify and apply successful learning strategies
  • identify and apply international good practice to sustainability issues
  • recognise and consider the specific needs and aspirations of diverse cultures to sustainability, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the cultures of other minority ethnic groups across the world
  • demonstrate leadership ability within sustainability practice to work effectively as a team and independently when appropriate with high ethical values

Admission criteria

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. 

Students may transfer to this course after successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Environment and Climate Emergency.

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)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

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

Other requirements and notes for this course

Students may transfer to this course after successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Environment and Climate Emergency.

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Domestic $18,600*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2022

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: GD-ENVCLM
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  • Last updated on: September 20, 2021