Overview

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and Sustainability

The Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage in the full range of environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy.

You will develop specialist knowledge regarding issues of global consequence including sustainability and ecosystem health, water management, environmental legislation and planning, environmental impact assessment, social change and development, climate change policy and conservation biology. By developing an advanced understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decision making, you’ll expand your critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management.

At the completion of your studies, you will be able to apply your practical and theoretical knowledge across a variety of fields, including research, consultancy, advocacy and private practice.

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 of Environmental Management and Sustainability at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management and Sustainability is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you looking to expand your knowledge and enhance your career opportunities managing the increasingly complex environmental issues that concern today’s society?

With sustainability as one of the key drivers of current economic policy, understanding how sound environmental practices intersect with business, government and the community is essential.

Developing sophisticated frameworks for environmental management and balancing the needs of both business and environmental best practice can be challenging. The Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management and Sustainability from the University of Newcastle will provide you with the skills and knowledge to effectively and professionally approach these challenges.

By pursuing a career in this field, you will apply your passion for the environment and the practical skills and knowledge acquired during your studies to become a specialist in areas including water resource management, sustainability and ecosystem health, environmental legislation and planning, climate change policy, environmental impact assessment, conservation biology, social change and development.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management and Sustainability 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 for changing career paths. The growing importance of business management skills at all levels of employment will continue to make this degree attractive whether you are working for non-government organisations, government, or the private sector.

Upon graduation you may look at positions including:

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

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management and Sustainability, visit the ‘Details’ tab.

Specialisations

The Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Newcastle blends 20 core units and 20 units of directed courses providing you with fundamental concepts and focused training in environmental management or sustainability.

Throughout the program, you will learn about contemporary environmental issues while developing a sound understanding of the key approaches to environmental management and decision-making from practical and theoretical perspectives. You will also expand your critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management.

To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management and Sustainability can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.

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