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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 semester full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Gain practical skills in policies, procedures and techniques with the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management course at Murdoch University.

In just one semester, you'll understand the various procedures and activities involved in environmental assessment and management. This course will be especially relevant to consultants and those employed by private and public organisations that are active in environmental areas.

Providing a multidisciplinary education to develop your knowledge and understanding of selected principles and techniques used in environmental management, this course features maximum flexibility to meet your professional needs.

Study online or on campus and grow your career opportunities without changing your lifestyle.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed a recognised bachelor's degree or higher; OR
  • Completed equivalent training; OR
  • Completed an unrelated bachelor's degree and have at least two years of relevant work/life experience

All students must also satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English language.

Areas of study

In this life sciences course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units:

  • Principles of environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental assessment and management

Plus your choice of one of the following elective units:

  • Land and water management
  • Comparative environmental policy and law
  • Marine science topics
  • Environmental science topics
  • Advanced ecology

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management from Murdoch University.

Graduates can apply their consultancy skills in environmental careers; those already working in environmental management will gain more tools to practise in private and public organisations.

Curious about where a career in environmental could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Landcare Worker
  • Environmental Consultant

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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