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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management

Degree Type Graduate Certificate

Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GC011

CRICOS 062049C

This program provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of environmental policy, planning and governance. In the third millennium, responding effectively to environmental problems involves far more than the application of scientific knowledge, or the ‘top-down’ regulation of people and their environments.

Responding to contemporary environmental problems in the complex, multi-jurisdictional domain of environmental management, government policies must be negotiated with, and implemented through, diverse private sector agents and a differentiated civil society.  Managing environmental problems therefore entails a new set of approaches, including government, public-private partnerships, economic tools and incentives, democratic decentralisation and risk management.

The program addresses how the signature environmental issues of our time - global warming, water shortages, deforestation and the like, are to be managed now and into the future.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3GC011
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC011

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 062049C
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent. Selection into level of program is based on academic achievement.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $11,750 for 6 months

    International applicants

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    Tuition fee International student place: $16,250 for 6 months

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates of the program will be well equipped to take up senior policy roles in government and a variety of roles in environmental management for government agencies, industry and the not-for-profit sector.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer, Environmental Consultant, Policy Adviser

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Students study the compulsory course in Environmental Planning and Governance as well as one course chosen from the available electives.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Core Course

    GEOG 5002 Environmental Planning and Governance, or, if unavailable,

    plus an elective course to the value of 6 units selected from the list below.
     

    Elective Courses

    Choose one from the following that you have not previously completed:

    GEOG 5001 Research Design and Method
    GEOG 5003 Environmental Impact Assessment
    GEOG 5004 Environmental Economics and Policy
    GEOG 5005 Community Engagement
    GEOG 5006 People and Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region
    GEOG 5007 Applied Spatial Analysis
    GEOG 5008 Ethics in Environmental Policy and Planning
    GEOG 5009 Regional PlanningGEOG 5010 Research Methods
    GEOG 5045 Valuing the Environment
    GEOG 5046 ICTs and Sustainability

    Students may present another core course as an elective.  

    Please note: Not all courses are available each year.

    Assessment

    Written assignments, oral presentation, research, exams.

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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017