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GD-ENVCLM

Environment and Climate Emergency

Graduate diploma

Engage with climate emergency issues, explore approaches to inform relevant policies and practices and apply your learnings to develop a strategic response.

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Environment and Climate Emergency
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    0101366
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Environment and Climate Emergency at Curtin?

Broad career options

Apply your skills and knowledge through professional work and community engagement.

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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Outline

Outline

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 Graduate Diploma in 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.  

Industries

  • Urban/environmental planning
  • Government
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Regional development
  • Conservation and environment
  • Land use
  • Resources and energy
  • Transport

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

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. 

Students may transfer to this course after successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Environment and Climate Emergency.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $19,800*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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