Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Study mode||On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||6 months full-time or equivalent part-time|
In this course you will explore creative, constructive transitions to sustainability. You will analyse policies and practices to address the complexities of the new global sustainable development goals that aim to support people, planet, prosperity and peace.
You will explore the basic issues, concepts and methodologies central to sustainability and have the opportunity to pursue studies in a particular area of need and priority through optional units.
Curtin’s sustainability program has a strong emphasis on professional practice. You will apply your skills and knowledge to real-life issues through professional work and community engagement. Individual projects provide opportunities for you to research real-world issues.
The course caters for both full-time and part-time students and is offered in traditional and non-traditional study modes, including regular scheduled classes and intensive programs offered over a one-week period.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
A bachelor degree or equivalent.
Applicants without a bachelor degree or equivalent require a minimum of five years’ relevant experience.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Many units are available as regularly scheduled classes spread across a semester or as intensive programs offered over three or four days.
Off-campus and online study options are under development.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$8,800*|
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
Creative overlap between current employment and study is emphasised. Credit may be awarded for prior learning and demonstrated skills.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
Graduates are prepared for new employment opportunities in a variety of public and private sector contexts requiring social scientific research and analytical skills. Many organisations are now hiring sustainability consultants in an effort to improve their relationship with the environment and their stakeholders.
- Environmental planner
- International development worker
- Social assessment officer
- Sustainability consultant
- Sustainability officer.
- Engineering and infrastructure development organisations
- Environmental organisations
- International aid organisations
- Local government
- Organisations in the energy and resources sector
- Transport agencies.
More information about Sustainability and Climate Policy