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    Environment and Climate Emergency

    Curtin University

    Curtin University


    Australia, Perth

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Diploma

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



    Curtin Perth

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines22-Jul-2024
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    Duration 1 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 30,468  / year
    Next Intake 22-Jul-2024

    Environment and Climate Emergency


    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.

    Why study

    • Sustainability is one of the fastest growing job sectors around the world: its ranked as a top priority for industry and is relevant in every field of work.
    • Your learning will be informed by research and best industry practice, enabling you to develop the relevant skills and knowledge to implement solutions to diverse climate and environment challenges.
    • As a graduate, you will be able to contribute to making the world a better place through your profession.
    • Flexible study options enable you to study at your own pace and apply your learning to your professional role.
  • 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
  • Requirements

    Entry Requirements

  • Completion of 3 year post-secondary (post Year 12 equivalent) qualification OR hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University which is comparable to an AQF Associate Degree
  • English Program Requirements

    If English is not your first language, you must also check that you meet English language requirements for your chosen course. Australian students must also meet the English entry requirements.


    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.  


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

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 30,468 

    How to Apply

    Have your supporting documents to hand, and ensure they meet our guidelines. The documents may include certified copies of your qualifications, English language proficiency documents and supplementary forms for certain courses.

    If your documents are not issued in English, an official translation from a recognised translation service must be provided.

    Recognised translation services

    • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) accredited translator in Australia
    • The Awarding institution
    • A Notary Public Office
    • The official Government body
    • An official and accredited translator*

    *Official translations are subject to review.

    If you have undertaken previous study or work that matches the content of some of your Curtin course units, you may be able to obtain credit for recognised learning, which exempts you from studying those units.

    Applying online: Use the ‘Apply now’ button on the relevant course page and following the prompts.

    Applying by mail or email: Download the International application for admission form [.pdf – 307 kB].

    If you want to package your course with a Curtin English course, you can submit your application with your course application documents to streamline the process.

    If your application is successful, you will receive an offer that you will need to accept or reject.

    If you accept your offer, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment ­– a document from Curtin that details your course, how long you will be studying the course, and the tuition fees. This document can be used for acquiring a student visa.

    Apply to the Australian government for your student visa. Gaining a student visa will allow you to participate in full-time study in Australia and work up to 40 hours in a fortnight. If you’re under 18 years of age, you must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.

    See our pre-departure resources for helpful information regarding your move to Perth.

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