Professional Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Professional Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3PC002
CRICOS none

Get the job done

Responding effectively to environmental problems involves far more than applying scientific knowledge, or the ‘top-down’ regulation of people and their environments.

The future of our planet relies on informed and creative thinking around policy and practice. This kind of environmental expertise is critical and in high demand. 

What will you do?

Our Professional Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management provides a six-month fast track to making a real difference. You will:

  • explore environmental economics, governance and planning in depth
  • address how the signature environmental issues of our time are to be managed—from deforestation to global warming and water shortages
  • consider how ethics can shape environmental policy and management in different domains
  • build advanced research skills.

Where could it take you?

You could set up environmental programs for the public to air their concerns or better understand issues that affect them. You might negotiate environmental policy design with private businesses and government sectors. Perhaps you’ll help implement economic incentives or decentralised solutions to environmental problems.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3PC002
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3PC002

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $6,125 for 12 units

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Scholarships

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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates of the program will be well equipped to take up 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

    Land Resources and Land Care, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, Catchment Management, Climate and Ecosystem Modeller, Conservation Officer, Corporate Policy Advisor, Corporate Sustainability Professional, Science Communicators, Environment Protection Officer, Environmental Compliance Officer, Environmental Economist, Fisheries and Marine Officer, Strategic Planning Officer, Sustainability Manager, Forester, Government Policy Advisor, Green Design Professional, Parks Management, Conservationist, Policy Adviser, Environmental Consultant, ...

  • Degree Structure

    Students choose one of the core or elective courses.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    Elective Courses

    To qualify for the Professional Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 6 units:

    GEOG 7001 Research Design and Methods
    GEOG 7002 Environmental Planning and Governance
    GEOG 7003 Environmental Impact Assessment
    GEOG 7004 Environmental Economics and Policy
    GEOG 7005 Community Engagement
    GEOG 7006 People and Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region
    GEOG 7007 Applied Spatial Analysis
    GEOG 7008 Regional Planning
    GEOG 7010 Valuing the Environment
    GEOG 7011 ICTs and Sustainability

    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: Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020