The Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Sustainability will combine social, economic, cultural and political elements of environmental challenges and examine processes and relationships that underpin environmental sustainability in different landscapes.
Applications for Block C close 18 April 2021.
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Environmental Sustainability at Western
Solving the world's environmental problems will require workers on various levels who are trained in these issues and who understand the wider contexts of the challenges faced.
This course offers a pathway to the Diploma of Science. If you wish to continue with further studies, the Diploma offers a direct pathway to the Bachelor of Science.
Further study options
The units covered in this course include;
- Biodiversity (WSTC)
- Management of Aquatic Environments
- Water Quality, Assessment and Management
- Environmental Issues and Solutions
Our Undergraduate Certificates are designed to run in block mode which means that you complete one unit at a time over a shorter time period. This means you can focus 100% on one unit at a time. All of our units are run online. Assessments are industry grounded and will remain authentic to the activities, challenges, and expectations of the industry.
More information about the course structure is outlined in our handbook.
Fees and delivery
The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) quoted above is an indication only of the student contribution to tuition fees for this program for 2021 and does not include other fees and charges. Actual tuition fees are calculated when you enrol.
Fees are subject to annual increases. The above indicative fee is based on completing this program in 2021.
Other fees: Students are required to pay the Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and may also be required to purchase textbooks or other course materials.
For more details, consult Student Contribution Bands
Eligible students also have access to interest-free HECS-HELP loans, so you can study now and pay later.
Find out more about HECS-HELP on the Study Assist website.
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this certificate.
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This program may open the door to a career in:
- Workplace health and safety
- Water quality
- Environmental information
Environmental officers provide on ground support for environmental issues, ranging from advocacy, awareness and event organisation, to drafting environmental policies.
Conservation officers develop and implement policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.
Water quality officer
Water quality officers are tasked with ensuring that standards and other compliance requirements are met. A water quality officer carries out testing and analysis of water obtained from three main sources: groundwater, surface water (lakes, rivers etc.), and drinking water.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.