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Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy

GradCertSustStdClimPol(Curtin) - GC-SUSTAN Humanities
Location Bentley
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

The skills and knowledge you develop in this course can be directly applied to your professional life. You will gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary social issues, and heightened skills in social research and analysis. 

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.

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree or equivalent.

Notes

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

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 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*
2017 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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

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)

Career opportunities

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.


More information about Sustainability and Climate Policy