- Minimum 24 Units
- Academic plan CCPOL
- CRICOS code 103367A
Mode of delivery
Field of Education
- Environmental Studies
The Graduate Certificate of Climate Policy requires completion of 24 units from the below listed courses:
A minimum of 12 units from the following listed courses:
EMDV8007 Communicating for Environment and Climate Policy
EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics
EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics
ENVS6307 Climate Change Science and Policy
ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation
A maximum of 12 units of the following courses;
EMDV8011 Payments for Environmental Services
EMDV8017 Toxic: Environmental Pollution and Waste
EMDV8079 Water Politics on a Modified Planet
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
POGO8136 Participating in Public Policy: Citizen Engagement and Public Talk
POGO8401 Foundations in Public Policy
POGO8402 The Political and Institutional Architecture of Public Policy
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
- Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7; or
- Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or
- Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or
- 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program a GPA of 4/7; or
- Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
- A minimum 5 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.
In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.
Academic achievement & English language proficiency
The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.
If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of applicants demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.
Further Information: English Language Requirements for Admission
As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
Assessment of qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
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.
This program offers you the opportunity to develop a cutting-edge understanding of climate policy, informed by research-led teaching delivered by some of the world’s leading researchers in climate policy. It explores fundamental concepts, contemporary issues, and leading practices for working in and researching climate policy. Core components include study of domestic and international climate policy with a focus on emissions reduction and energy, and the effective communication of climate policy. Electives are available in intersecting and adjacent policy areas including water, food, pollution, and disaster risk reduction. Courses in this program are available online, in person and via intensive delivery.
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.
Demonstrate understanding of current issues in climate policy
Respond to challenges relating to management, implementation and evaluation of climate policy issues
Reflect critically on climate policy issues and practical challenges in diverse contexts
Demonstrate familiarity with research principles relevant to the field of climate policy