Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science and Technology
DurationFull-time 6 months
LocationOnline, Melbourne City
AU$16,320 (2021 total)
Next intakeNot applicable
The increasing number of local and global environmental issues needs suitably qualified people to help solve them with ethical, high-level specialist advice.
The environmental industry requires people who can understand, interpret and communicate the science underpinning environmental changes and challenges, and keep abreast of the emerging technologies used to mitigate environmental problems.
The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science and Technology has been designed to help you build these skills and give you a competitive edge when pursuing a career as an environmental professional.
Your learning experience will be offered online, and will include a broad mix of study modes, including lectures, seminars, webinars, virtual classrooms, and online collaborative project work.
Your assessment may include independent and group projects, reflective journals, assessed tutorials or presentations, and self- and peer-assessment.
Throughout your studies, you will have opportunities to interact with industry and the community. Industry partners are often invited to participate in the delivery of classroom activities, including the development of project proposals, working with clients, and risk management.
There may also be opportunities to work with government agencies such as the EPA, CSIRO, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.
As part of your studies in this graduate certificate, you will explore topics and key learning areas including:
- Environmental Management Systems and Tools
- Energy and Earth's Environment
- GIS Fundamentals
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0.5 years full time or part time equivalent
0.5 years full time
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Program code: GC189
Due to the growing global focus on ecological, climate and conservational issues, there is considerably employment growth in this field. Graduates may be able to pursue careers in private and public sectors, including roles in environmental consultancies, government agencies, resource management, research and education, oil, mining and manufacturing industries.
Graduates may also choose to undertake further study in the Master of Environmental Science and Technology.
You must have:
- An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent, in Science or Engineering (or equivalent).
International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications, according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Credit and recognition of prior learning
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Find out if you might be eligible.
2021 indicative fees
Full-fee places: AU$16,320.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$313 maximum fee for 2021.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
Amount quoted is the 2021 total program tuition fee, and is based on a total annual load of 48 credit points. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Payments and refunds
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2021 is $313.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.
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