Todays environmental leaders are called upon to understand and to tend to not only the ecological dimensions of environmental issues but also their social, cultural, and structural drivers and impacts. The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management offers transformative thinking at local and global scales to prepare graduates to become reflexive leaders, change-agents, and advocates. You will rigorously, critically, and creatively engage with sociocultural and political-economic causes of, and responses to, todays human-inclusive environmental challenges. In addition to the programs key focus on conceptual tools, you will have the opportunity to develop an array of experiential and practical tools to inform ethical and restorative sustainability leadership in professional and change-making contexts.

The program is structured around a transdisciplinary integration and bridging of social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, creative arts, and participatory community and place-based approaches. The experience of moving among diverse knowledge systems empowers you to communicate complex ideas, to nurture personal and collective societal capacities to rethink and reshape the world, and to partner with others in reparative and regenerative ways.

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Why choose this degree?

In addition to transformation-focused program courses, this degree offers a range of electives from diverse fields across UNSW, allowing you to tailor your degree to suit your specific interests and aspirations. This program offers flexible delivery, including interactive classes, evening seminars, and field studies, and can be completed face-to-face or, depending on course choices, by distance.

Who should choose this degree?

With its flexible format, the program is suitable for people from a wide range of disciplines, including both environmental specialists and newcomers, seeking to develop the expertise and courage needed in environmental and societal healing and flourishing.

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Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Managers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Field Officers, Ecologists
  • Parks and Land Managers
  • Policy Specialists
  • Renewable Energy Specialists
  • Environmental Planners

Entry requirements

The program entry requirement of the 7339 Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management is: *Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


As part of the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package, Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are now available for this program for T1 2021 only.

^The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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