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Graduate Certificate of Environment

A single graduate award offered by the ANU College of Science

  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Environment requires the completion of 24 units which must include:

  1. 12 units from the completion of courses from two of the four general topic areas of Economics & Governance, Environmental Science, Society & Environment, and Research Methods. For indicative approved and recommended courses see Annex 1 of the Fenner School Postgraduate Handbook.
  2. 12 units of approved courses relevant to environment and sustainability.

A minimum of 12 units must be from completion of ENVS coded courses.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Environment is an exit Award only and is not available for direct admission.

For information about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities, please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Are you looking at changing the direction of your career to help tackle the problems facing today’s environment? Or do you want to take your existing environment education to the next level?

The ANU Graduate Certificate of Environment provides you with a flexible education experience and acts as an entry point for more advanced coursework degree programs.

Areas of study include environmental economics & governance, environmental science, society & environment, environmental research methods, and natural resource management.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

Depending on the area of study and specialisation, our graduates find work in government, policy, scientific research, development and aid organisations, multi-national companies, mining and many other fields. This program can be a pathway to more advanced study.

Learning Outcomes

Graduate Certificate of Environment graduates will:

  • have cognitive skills to demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability
  • respond to the challenges of environment and sustainability through their chosen careers

Academic Advice

The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).

Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.

To book an appointment you can:


Phone: 02 6125 4499

Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new studentsThese documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment. 

Further enrolment information can also be found here.

An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.

Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.

If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email 

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Cris Brack at

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