In the graduate diploma you will continue to build on the knowledge and skills you gained in the graduate certificate that are necessary to effect change and respond to the global environment and climate emergency.
The course comprises three additional core units and an optional unit to suit your background and career goals.
You will be exposed to ground-breaking research and real-world practices through lectures and workshops delivered by consultants from industry and government.
You will strengthen your skills in social research, analysis and broad stakeholder engagement, and explore approaches to informing relevant policies and practices in fields such as urban adaptation and resilience to climate change, waste and water management, renewable energy, transport, climate-change policies, sustainable production and consumption, and the future of food.
You will also have access to the innovative Legacy Living Laboratory (L3) and use the L3 visualisation hub to expand your knowledge and further build capabilities to contribute to solutions to biodiversity loss, extreme climatic events and other issues affecting communities globally.
The graduate diploma will provide you with a strong basis to meet professional practice and development challenges. Upon successful completion of the course you may enrol in the master degree.
This course caters for both full-time and part-time students.
What jobs can the Environment and Climate Emergency lead to?
Organisations are increasingly working with environment and sustainability consultants in order to be environmentally responsible and to improve their stakeholder relationships. This course will prepare you for employment in various public and private sectors that require specialist knowledge of applying environmental and sustainability practices to all levels of business and organisations.
- Urban/environmental planning
- Regional development
- Conservation and environment
- Land use
- Resources and energy
What you'll learn
- disseminate and apply a range of relevant disciplinary knowledge to the concept of sustainability relating to social, economic and environmental aspects and emergencies
- apply critical and analytical skills to develop practical pathways to sustainability
- identify, locate, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant and reliable information sources on sustainability
- communicate effectively at a high order verbally and in writing to a range of target audiences
- use communication technologies to effectively collect information, disseminate and communicate findings
- understand second-order learning and identify and apply successful learning strategies
- identify and apply international good practice to sustainability issues
- recognise and consider the specific needs and aspirations of diverse cultures to sustainability, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the cultures of other minority ethnic groups across the world
- demonstrate leadership ability within sustainability practice to work effectively as a team and independently when appropriate with high ethical values