- Minimum 24 Units
- Academic plan 6659XGCENV
- Post Nominal
- CRICOS code NO CRICOS
Mode of delivery
Field of Education
- Environmental Studies
- Academic contact
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
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.
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
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
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
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.
Domestic applicants offered a place to study in this Graduate Certificate commencing their studies in 2022 will be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) under the Job Ready Graduate scheme. Costs are indicated on the Admissions and Fees Tab.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
This program can be a pathway to more advanced study.
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.
This program is only open to Domestic students.
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
- 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.
GC Environment- pathway to Masters
The Graduate Certificate of Environment can be used as pathway to Masters study. For information on potential destination Masters programs please check the Programs and Courses catalogue or, visit https://science.anu.edu.au/study/masters or https://health.anu.edu.au/study/masters . Students using this program as a pathway to a destinations Masters program are encouraged to seek academic advice from the CHM/CoS Students Services Office prior to finalising their application for admission, or at any time during the degree.
Pathway 1: Direct application to the destination Masters program upon completion of the Graduate Certificate
Students can apply to progress to a destination Masters degree if they satisfy the following conditions:
- They are about to complete or have completed the Graduate Certificate of Environment.
- They are on track to satisfy the admission requirements for the intended Master program including all GPA and cognate requirements (8 relevant courses which may be achieved from multiple complete or non-complete qualifications).
- Student should re-apply for admission to ANU through the relevant application portal.
- Students may be eligible to receive up to 24 units of credit from the Graduate Certificate of Environment towards the destination Masters degree. This will depend on the program requirements of the destination Masters program and a case-by-case assessment by the program convener. Students should discuss credit with the convener of the destination Master degree when making enrolment choices for the Graduate Certificate.
Pathway 2: Degree transfer from the Graduate Certificate before completion of the Graduate Certificate
Students also have the option of applying for degree transfer into the destination Master program if they satisfy the following conditions:
- The overall GPA requirements for admission to the destination Masters degree are satisfied from a previous qualification, and
- The cognate requirements are satisfied, including any GPA requirements, and
- Any other requirements listed in the admissions requirements of the destination Master degree are also satisfied.
- Students may be eligible for credit for courses completed in the Graduate Certificate. This will depend on the program requirements of the destination Masters program and a case-by-case assessment by the program convener. Students should discuss credit with the convener of the destination Masters degree when making enrolment choices for the Graduate Certificate.
- Students that progress to Masters through degree transfer will not be awarded nor receive a testamur for the Graduate Certificate of Environment. They will be invited to attend a conferral of award ceremony upon successful completion of their Masters degree and will receive a testamur for this qualification.
Credit for courses completed in the Graduate Certificate
The amount of credit awarded will depend on an assessment of prior study, relevant to the destination Masters degree and program orders of the destination Masters degree. This is done on a case-by-case basis by the program convener. Any credit applied will reduce the overall duration of the destination Masters program by an equivalent number of units.
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 students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.
Further enrolment information can also be found here: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/enrolment/enrol-for-the-first-time-as-a-cours...
Please follow each step and read through the pdf guides available under "additional resources".
An indicative list of courses offered by the College of Science and College of Health & Medicine can be found here: https://students.science.anu.edu.au/program-admin/courses/master-degree-courses.
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