Environmental Management

Flinders University

Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Blended
12 months
34200 AUD/year
28700 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This articulated Environmental Management program from Flinders University introduces you to contemporary theory and practice in environmental management and to the study of environmental processes and systems.


Please note effective 20 March 9pm AEDT, the Australian Government implemented new travel bans and restrictions whereby only Australian citizens, Permanent Residents, their spouses and dependants could enter the country. For students who would like to study a course that’s offered on campus, we will work with you to enrol you online first and transition you to campus once the travel restrictions change.

Human-environment interactions pose some of the most compelling and fraught challenges of the 21st century (climate change, deforestation, water resource availability, energy consumption, urban expansion and population growth, and food security). Understanding these challenges and solving environmental problems requires both knowledge of ecological and physical processes and insight into the cultural, demographic, economic, geographical and political aspects of human-environment connections. Environmental management is therefore complex and requires interdisciplinary approaches to resolving challenges posed by human-environment interactions.

This Environmental Management program from Flinders University combines the social sciences and humanities with the study of physical geography, the earth sciences and biology to provide the breadth of knowledge required of environmental managers.

Environmental managers work in a diverse array of roles and settings (ranging from policy-oriented to field-based positions). Employment sectors include: water resources, waste management, energy, natural resource management, land-based and coastal management, climate change, and sustainability.

The graduate certificate and graduate diploma are suited to those who wish to move into a career in environmental management or those who have been working for some time and would like to seek a promotion or a job that is more suited to emerging personal interests.


Graduates are qualified to understand the world as an integrated whole. They use a powerful mix of interdisciplinary skills to solve a range of problems. They can analyse and synthesise complex environmental, economic, social and political information to enable an understanding of dynamic human-environment relationships.

Graduates are proficient at retrieving, synthesising and communicating information, as well as managing data and drawing on different sources of knowledge. They think critically and creatively, and work effectively in teams and on their own initiative. For these reasons graduates are highly employable in a wide variety of fields within and outside environmental management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainability and Ethics in Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • NCGRT Australian Groundwater School
  • Physical Hydrogeology
  • Coastal Management
  • Australian Environmental Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management (or an approved equivalent) must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. 
  • However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management or a comparable award normally receive credit for up to 18 units towards the Graduate Diploma.
  • CRICOS: 039964D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    28700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28700 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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