The fully online 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.
Note: all Discounted Short Courses must be completed by December 2020. Students whose study duration extends past December 2020 will be subject to full fee payment for any study after this date. The next intake commences July 6. Applications for this intake close July 3.
The earth needs graduates like you
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.
Discounted online short courses
The Federal Government is providing support for people to retrain or upskill during COVID-19. If you are a domestic student, you may be eligible to complete this course at a discounted rate.
To see our full list of discounted courses or to register your interest, follow the link below.
Fees and delivery
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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Related study options
This course is offered consistent with Federal Government’s Higher Education Relief Package. Should you choose to extend the completion of this course beyond December 1, 2020, you will be required to pay additional fees and this will be subject to unit availability. For the remainder of 2020, this course will only be offered online. The continuation of this course beyond 2020 will be dependent on student demand. The course / some parts of the course may be offered face-to-face, online or via mixed / blended mode of delivery beyond 2020. For more information, please visit the WSU Fees Page.