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Graduate Certificate of Environment

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for the Graduate Certificate of Environment as part of the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package.

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.

What you'll learn

  • 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.

Learning experience

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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. 

Career outcomes

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.

Fees & Scholarships

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Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

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ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

Graduate Certificate Enquiries

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Watch the webinar

Explore how to use this flexible program as a pathway to Master’s degrees in the areas of environmental economics and governance, environmental science, society and environment, and natural resource management.

How to apply

Entry requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

Find detailed information on admission requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Environment on the handbook website.

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your bachelor degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

Start your application on the Universities Admissions Centre website.

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.


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