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Environmental Management and Sustainability, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #214 (QS) Online
The Environmental Management and Sustainability program from University of Newcastle will equip you with new, sustainable skills that will improve your ‘green’ credentials and prepare you for the strong forecasted growth of jobs in high environmental impact areas over the next decade.


Designed to engage with the broad issues that contemporary societies face in today’s climate, the focus of the program is to integrate theory and practice with interdisciplinary grounding in sustainable policy development and policy implementation, environmental management and impact assessment.

Why study with us?

  • Become an environmental sustainability specialist - sustainability is one of the key drivers of current economic policy, so having an in-depth understanding of how sound environmental practices intersect with business, government and the community is highly regarded in the workforce.
  • Enhance your career opportunities - apply the practical skills and knowledge that you acquire during your studies to specialise in areas across a variety of fields, including research, consultancy, advocacy and private practice.
  • Learn how to manage environmental challenges in your business - effectively and professionally balance the needs of both business and environmental best practice by developing sophisticated frameworks for environmental management.
  • Study online at your own pace - the University of Newcastle’s advanced online learning system will enable you to achieve your fully accredited Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and Sustainability at a time that suits you.

Career opportunities

The Environmental Management and Sustainability program from University of Newcastle provides you with a combination of skills that can aid you in achieving a promotion, assist you in bettering your performance in your current role, or change career paths, whether you are working for non-government organisations, government, or the private sector.

Upon graduation you may consider positions including:

  • environmental officer in the resource sector or government
  • environmental consultant
  • manager of a National park or protected area
  • environmental educator and interpreter

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aboriginal Foundation Studies
  • Science Policy and Commercialisation
  • Conservation Biology
  • Business and the Natural Environment
  • Environmental Legislation and Policy
  • Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Students with an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree or an AQF Level 8 Bachelor Honours degree are eligible for admission to the program.  In special circumstances, an applicant holding other acceptable academic or professional qualifications and relevant work experience may be admitted as a candidate for the program.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18485 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18485 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    9530 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9530 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
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