Graduate Diploma in Environmental Policy and Management
Make a real impact
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 not only in high demand, but critical.
Our one-year graduate diploma is suited to mid-career environmental management professionals looking to update their knowledge, students interested in related research and recent graduates seeking a career in the area.
What will you do?
- Complete our core course, Environmental Planning and Governance.
- Undertake electives chosen from a select list that includes courses such as Environmental Impact Assessment, Regional Planning and Community Engagement.
- Build advanced communication skills.
- Consider innovative ways to address the signature environmental issues of our time.
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 research economic incentives or decentralised solutions to environmental problems through a masters degree.
Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Higher Education Study||A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent; or a completed Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management.|
|Intake||February and July|
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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor degree or equivalent, or a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management.|
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $37,000|
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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Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
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Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.
Written assignments, oral presentation, research, exams.
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Last updated: Friday, 13 Aug 2021