Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management
Upskill or retrain in an Australian Government National Priority Area
Crawford School is proud to offer this special professional learning opportunity.
Gain a better understanding of current issues and approaches to environmental management. Learn about current regulatory and policy frameworks in the Australian and international context and enhance your ability to contribute to the governance of environmental sustainability and natural disasters.
Study in-person or online
In 2023, all graduate courses offered by the Crawford School will be available for either in-person or online study. All students are expected to attend live sessions at particular times each week for their courses. Crawford online courses are not ‘study at your own pace’. International students studying on an Australian student visa should enrol in in-person courses.
Real-time interaction, discussion and debate between students and with convenors is an central part of the learning experience. Attendance at interactive classes is important for both on campus and online students.
Are you eager to make a real and lasting contribution to an area of national priority for Australia? Are you interested in responding to society’s big challenges, including climate change, pollution, water management, and sustainable agriculture? Would you like to upskill with a short, professional degree from Australia’s top university? Then the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management can give you the knowledge and skills you seek, delivered both online and on-campus so you can learn wherever you are.
Is this program for me?
This short program caters to a diverse range of participants who are seeking to upskill or retrain: from policymakers working in high-level government and non-government organisations, to policy officers and middle managers in Australian government and industry, to university graduates with limited work experience who are seeking to enhance their qualifications in a competitive employment environment.
Why choose the Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management?
If you‘re a pragmatic thinker prepared to consider a balance between sustainability issues and their impact on livelihoods and communities, you will be both challenged and rewarded by this program.
Delivered by the leading minds in the field — ANU is ranked #11 in the world for development studies — the program includes case materials on real-world issues from within Australia and across Asia and the Pacific. It will equip you with both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to devise policies that can achieve economic viability, social acceptability, and environmental sustainability.
Learn in a multi-modal environment to best suit your current arrangements
The program offers the flexibility to focus on courses specific to upskill or retrain to reach your career goals. These courses include environmental policy and communication; natural disaster management; food security and agricultural policy.
Credit towards your Master of Environmental Management and Development
You may also wish to consider extending your Graduate Certificate to complete the Master of Environmental Management and Development. We’ll count your study in the Graduate Certificate towards credit for the Master degree.
Please note application deadlines are different for domestic or international students.
This program is without pre-sessional (PSP) component for domestic students.
Apply by 31 January 2023 for Semester 1 2023 and by 30 June 2023 for Semester 2 2023.
Find ANU’s general application and acceptance deadlines by visiting the timetable linked here.
Key dates for application:
• Semester 1 2023 intake:
Final closing date: 15 October 2022
Final acceptance date: 1 December 2022
Pre-sessional program (PSP) start date: mid January 2023
• Semester 2 2023 intake:
Final closing date: 15 March 2023
Final acceptance date: 1 June 2023*
Pre-sessional program (PSP) start date: mid June 2023
*Some students may need to accept well before this date to allow for visa processing times in their country.
View the full program structure, admission requirements and academic information.
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Upskill or retrain in environmental management
The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management may be completed in a single semester full-time or part-time equivalent.
6 months full time
- A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.
The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management requires the completion of 24 units selected from a range of key courses to support upskilling and retraining in this Australian Government national priority area.
View the detailed degree program structure, admission requirements and academic rules information.
What are my career options?
When you complete this Graduate Certificate program, a wide range of local and international employment pathways may open up to you as you upskill or retrain in this area of national priority.
Many of our Crawford School graduates have taken up senior policy roles with local, state, and federal government. Others have gone on to influential positions with global development institutions, environmental agencies, non-government organisations, and social enterprises.
Others still have elected to specialise in the private sector, where they are guiding sustainability strategies within large-scale mining and agriculture companies.
Phone: +61 2 612 59563
Associate Professor & Head of Department: Resources, Environment, and Development Group
Phone: +61 2 6125 4957
Senior lecturer; Environment, Resources & Development
Phone: +61 2 612 52662
Professor and Laureate Fellow; Chairholder UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance
Phone: +61 2 6125 6558 & +61 410 680 584
Professor, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy; Head of Energy, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions.
Phone: +61 2 6125 4367
Professor, Resource, Environment and Development (RE&D) Program
Room: Room 3.56
Professor, Resources, Environment & Development
Phone: +61 2 6125 8058
Post-doc Research Fellow
Room: +61 2 6125 0574
Professor, Crawford School; Resources Environment and Development program.
Phone: +61 2 6125 0494
Senior Lecturer - Resources, Environment and Development group
Phone: +61 2 6125 4443
Research Fellow, Water Justice Hub
Phuc Xuan To
Phone: +612 6125 6983
Research Fellow, Institute for Water Futures
Scholarships and fees
Tuition fees, aid and scholarships
Costs associated with your study at ANU will depend on a number of things, including your study program and whether you’re a national or international student.
Find out more about costs and fees associated with studying this degree.
Find out more about fee payment arrangements at ANU.
Postgraduate Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
CSP is one of the Commonwealth help schemes and is available for domestic students. With a CSP, you will save a significant amount of money on the tuition fee. The Postgraduate CSPs are limited and highly competitive. To be eligible:
• You must be a domestic student ie Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or holder of a humanitarian visa.
• You must be a continuing or commencing Graduate Coursework student*.
• Research based programs including the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are not eligible as the fees for these are already covered by the Research Training Scheme (RTS).
• Non-award study is not eligible.
*As a continuing student, you need to complete at least 24 units of study at ANU in the postgraduate programme you wish to be considered for a CSP.
For more detailed information, please visit ANU’s webpage for a CSP: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/postgraduate-commonwealth-supported-places
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