How and why do we assess and manage environmental impacts? What makes environmental interventions work? Gain an understanding of contemporary environmental management policies, procedures and techniques used in Australia and other countries.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 semester full-time or part-time equivalent
As an environmental or an allied-area professional (e.g. biologist, geologist, engineer), you’ll need a clear understanding of the underlying principles involved in environmental assessment and management to promote sustainable development.
Using practical examples relevant to environmental professionals, you’ll be provided with multidisciplinary training of the key principles and techniques underpinning environmental management and assessment processes, including impact assessment procedures, environmental policy formation and implementation, decision making processes and public engagement techniques.
4 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management at Murdoch
- Broaden your skills and add value to your undergraduate qualifications in environmental or marine science or conservation biology, and learn about environmental impact assessment, policy and law.
- Increase your networking opportunities through Murdoch’s industry and research connections.
- Fit study around your work commitments by choosing to study on-campus, online, full-time or part-time with this highly flexible and practically-oriented degree.
- Looking to complete a Master? On completion of this course, you could be eligible for entry into our one-year Master of Environmental Science.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- principles of environmental impact assessment
- environmental assessment and management
- comparative environmental policy and law
- policies, procedures and techniques of environmental management.
After completing this degree, you will be able to pursue careers in environmental consulting, monitoring and management, the resources sector, or in federal, state and local government departments with portfolios in environment, water, energy and mining, agriculture, biodiversity conservation, coastal management and planning.
Careers could include:
- Environmental Scientist – Impact Assessment and Management
- Environmental Consultant
- Environmental Project Coordinator
- Environmental Officer.
Depending on your specialisation, you could be eligible to join the following professional bodies:
- Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
- International Association for Impact Assessment
- Australasian Land and Groundwater Association
- Environmental Consultants Association
- Ecological Society of Australia
- Australian Marine Sciences Association
- Soil Science Australia
- Australian Society for Freshwater Science
- Australian Society of Plant Scientists
- Australian Coastal Society.
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
When studied in the external mode, some attendance is required. Internet access is required for students studying externally; exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 2. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 1 of the following year.
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