Graduate Certificate of Environment

Graduate Certificate of Environment


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 Graduate Certificate of Environment provides you with a flexible education experience to explore environmental economics and governance, environmental science, society and environment, environmental research methods, and natural resource management.

This Graduate Certificate can be completed as a standalone postgraduate qualification or used as a pathway to the Master of Environment.

This program is only open to Domestic students. 

*This Graduate Certificate can be completed with a combination of online and in-person courses. Some of the in-person courses have been adapted for remote delivery.

Program details

  • 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.

Key facts

  • 5 star rating for Agriculture & Environmental Studies (Good Universities Guide)

  • #1 for Natural Sciences (QS 2022) in Australia

  • Courses may be credited towards a master's degree

  • #1 in Australia for graduate employability (Times Higher Education)

  • 0.5 years full time

  • Combination of online and in-person courses*


Our graduates are ranked number one in Australia for graduate employability.

The Graduate Certificate of Environment can be a pathway to more advanced study.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Environment with a GPA of 5.00/7.00 or above may be eligible to apply for admission to a Master degree offered by the College of Science or the College of Health and Medicine at the Australian National University. Courses successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate of Environment may be credited towards a Master degree, where eligible.

The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.

World class facilities

Our new $240-million science precinct on the ANU campus has state-of-the-art biological and chemical research laboratories, as well as a teaching hub.


Australia's #1 university

Study a combination of online and on campus courses at the best Australian university (QS World University Rankings 2020).

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Pathway to a master's degree

Graduate with a GPA of 5.00/7.00 or above and you may be eligible to apply for admission to a Master degree offered by the College of Science.

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Learning experience

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Fees & scholarships


Please visit the Programs and Courses website for information about fees.

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Whether you are looking for financial support to start your studies at ANU or help to move away from home for the first time, we have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation.

Key people

Dr Sara Beavis

Dr Sara Beavis

Dr Sara Beavis

Sara has 25 years of public sector experience in environmental assessment and management in relation to water resources, waste management and soil stability. She has extensive experience working in coastal environments undergoing rapid change and at risk of climate change impacts, as well as inland systems that have been modified by human activities.

How to apply

Understand the how to apply steps

Visit the short course to prepare for your application to ANU.

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