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Graduate Certificate of Environment

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Science

GCENV
  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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


 

 

24 units from completion of 6000-level and 8000-level ENVS Environmental Science courses from the following list:

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management

ENVS6020 Human Ecology

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems

ENVS6218 Environmental Field School

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science

ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

ENVS8048 Topics in Environment and Society

Admission Requirements

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 degree 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 with 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.


All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

This program is available for admission for domestic students only. It can be used as an exit pathway by domestic and international students.

Alternate Admin Requirements

  • Bachelor degree 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 with 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.


All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

This program is available for admission for domestic students only. It can be used as an exit pathway by domestic and international students.

Cognate Disciplines

Anthropology, Asia Pacific Studies, Biodiversity, Biology, Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Development Studies, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Human Ecology, Indigenous Australian Studies, Natural Resource Management, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Public Health, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Science Communication, Sociology, Soil Science, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Water Science

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

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 policy, environmental science, society & environment, environmental research methods, participatory and natural resource management and systems thinking.

NOTE: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for this program. Please go to Further Information Section for more details. 

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

This program can be a pathway to more advanced study.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability.

  2. Respond to the challenges of environment and sustainability through their chosen careers.

Further Information

This program is only open to Domestic students.

Fee information

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for this program are limited, competitive and awarded on academic merit. There is no application process for a CSP. All students commencing in Semester 1 2021 will be ranked according to the GPA of the qualification used as the basis of admission.

For more information see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/hecs-help

Student unsuccessful in securing a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) can undertake the program as domestic tuition full fee (DTF) paying students.

Commonwealth funding for this initiative is only available for 2021. Any remaining courses that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported. 

For more information on Domestic Tuition fee click here

General program information

  • This program is a standalone qualification but can also be used as pathway to further postgraduate study. For detailed information on potential destination Masters programs offered by the Australian National University please check the Programs and Courses catalogue or, for quick links to programs offered by the College of Science visit https://science.anu.edu.au/study/masters
  • Domestic CSP holding students commencing this program in Summer or Semester 1 2021 can complete the program in 2021 with a full-time or part-time load. Domestic CSP holding students commencing this program in Winter or Semester 2 2021 must complete the program with a full-time load. Please see conditions of the Job-ready Graduates package.
  • Please visit the ANU Programs & Courses catalogue to check class scheduling information and mode of delivery (online or in person).
  • Applicants should note that courses listed in the program requirements include Summer and Winter Session courses. When applying for admission, please ensure the correct admit term is selected.


Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Environment with a GPA of 5.00/7.00 or above may be eligible to apply for admission to a Master degree offered by the Australian National University.

Courses successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate of Environment may be credited towards a Master degree, where eligible.

For more information on this program, please contact: science.enquiries@anu.edu.au

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:

Email: fses.coursework.enquiries@anu.edu.au 

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 science.enquiries@anu.edu.au 

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Cris Brack at fses.coursework.enquiries@anu.edu.au

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