Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management

Learn specialist skills in environmental management

Overview

Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management

If you’re looking to improve your environmental science or business skills so that you can professionally influence business decisions as they relate to the environment, the Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management is the perfect way for you to achieve this goal.

With an increasing demand for environmental management as part of business requirements, improving your ‘green’ credentials can potentially give your career a leading edge. You’ll learn key management approaches associated with environmental concerns, and you’ll learn from the best.

This program is geared toward the emerging requirements for sound environmental management as part of the overall business process. It includes a unique blend of environmental courses that focus on key principles of environmental management, sustainability and climate change together with core business courses that will broaden your understanding of topics such as human resource management, corporate finance and project management.

As a graduate you will possess a unique combination of environmental and business skills preparing you to pursue your passion for environmental science or to gain a deeper understanding of the environmental issues directly influencing your workplace.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management at a time that suits you.

Is it for you?

Business is continuing to advance its focus on ‘being green’ and applying green business practices. The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management prepares you to specialise as an environmental business expert.

You will have the opportunity to grow your skill-set by combining the study of business and environmental science.

At the completion of the program you will be able to play an active role in shaping the way businesses consider the environment and determining their environmental impact.

Responding to society's current move towards green based practices, the program offers studies with practical course work designed to assist you grow your skill set and develop your business acumen.

This online program is designed and delivered by some of the best in the field, to challenge you and assist you in building your skills in environmental and business management. At the end of your studies you will be prepared to take on more senior roles developing environmental management plans and strategies.

The University welcomes applicants from a range of science, engineering, natural resource and business backgrounds. You may have qualifications or experience in conservation planning, forestry, marine science or urban and regional planning, just to name a few.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management provides you with a unique combination of extended knowledge and leading edge skills useful for enhancing, advancing or even changing career paths.  The importance of high-level business management skills within an environmental context cannot be underestimated and will continue to make graduates from this program attractive to future employers.

In many ways this program, offered online, will suit students who are already working for non-government organisations, government or the private sector. Depending on your area of specialisation, you may wish to move into policy development, natural resource management, environmental and social impact assessment or systems modelling.

Specialisations

To successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management, you will study core courses in environmental management and business and the natural environment and two directed courses of your choice.

You will develop a broader understanding of current environmental issues influencing the decisions you make as a manager. Your corporate environmental decision making will be further supported by your improved understanding of the business-environment interface.

Further to this, you will learn the theory, philosophy and practice of environmental management within a policy and problem solving framework.

Via two additional directed courses, you will have the opportunity to learn basic legislative and policy requirements for environmental protection in Australian and international contexts and gain an understanding of how global climate change influences policy development relevant to business practice.

You will emerge with a well-developed understanding of how environmental issues can be integrated into broader corporate strategies.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID.  You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency”.

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