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Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy course from Curtin University offered through Open Universities Australia will prepare you for employment in the sustainability sector where social scientific research and analytical skills are needed.

Studying this course, you will gain an advanced understanding of sustainability and climate policy issues. This postgraduate course will complement the skills and knowledge you acquired in your undergraduate degree.


Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Have a bachelor degree; OR
  • Have adequate professional work experience

Areas of study

In this Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy course, the subjects you will study include: These core subjects:

  • Topics in sustainability
  • Pathways to sustainability

And two subjects from the following:

  • Sustainability through deliberative democracy
  • Leadership in sustainability
  • Urban design for sustainability
  • Sustainable cities
  • Decarbonising cities and regions
  • Climate policy
  • Culture, communities, indigeneity and coastal transformation
  • Individual project
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy from Curtin University.

This environmental sustainability course will enable graduates to find employment in a variety of public and private sector contexts. You will have the skills and advanced qualification to pursue a career in organisations seeking to implement best practice in sustainability and environmental initiatives.

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

  • Sustainability Officer
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Climate Researcher

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or scholarships.

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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