Postgraduate course

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management

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.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

C1118

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

0.5

Selection rank

CRICOS code

089750D
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Get up close with nature

Our on-campus conservation category wetlands and banksia woodland is home to turtles, quendas and cockatoos, plus more.

Get hands-on experience

Expand your practical experience with a range of field trips, like research camps to Coral Bay when you study Marine Biology.

Volunteer for projects

Participate in environmental social groups where you can participate in environmental initiatives, network and socialise. 

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Overview

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.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management at Murdoch

  1. 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.
  2. Increase your networking opportunities through Murdoch’s industry and research connections.
  3. 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.

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

Your career

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

Professional recognition

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.

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Structure

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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