Apply for Undergraduate Certificate in Planet Positive

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Planet Positive

Undergraduate certificate

Become planet positive! Get the skills to champion positive environmental change in every career and any industry.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Undergraduate Certificate in Planet Positive
  • Duration


    6 months full-time
  • Credit


  • Location


    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

Course outline



Help address the environment and climate emergency.

This sector-leading course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be prepared and qualified to tackle urgent environmental issues in your chosen field.

You'll work with key community and industry partners to understand environment and climate challenges from the perspective of different disciplines. You'll learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and develop foundational knowledge of innovative thinking and project design.

You'll also take part in a Sustainability Challenge, where you will help develop solutions to real world problems that are contributing to climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.

Just as the environment and climate emergency change affects every person on this planet, this course is applicable to every career and every industry. You'll have the flexibility to choose two optional units in an area that supports your unique interests and career goals.

By becoming 'Planet Positive', you will learn how to champion positive environmental change, helping to shift society from the current paradigm of simply reducing impact, to one that promotes regenerative action.

What you'll learn

  • apply principles and concepts of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in a variety of contexts relevant to further learning and/or paraprofessional work
  • apply critical and creative thinking and problem solving skills relevant to UN Sustainable Development Goals to generate innovative solutions to problems
  • use technology appropriately to communicate Sustainable Development Goals to experts and non-experts
  • consider global perspectives on Sustainable Development Goals
  • demonstrate respect for Indigenous values, cultures and knowledges and consider Indigenous perspectives on Sustainable Development Goals
  • work professionally in teams and independently, and demonstrate life-long learning skills

Why study Planet Positive

Top 1% university

We're ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Connect with industry

You'll get to work (and network!) directly with industry in our Sustainability Challenge unit.

Learn from experts

This course is designed by sustainability leader Professor Josh Byrne, Curtin’s Dean of Sustainable Futures.

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 and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

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For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

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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. View our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: UH-PLANET
  • Last updated on: 22 July 2024

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