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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time

Intake

This course is only available as an Alternative Exit

Locations

Not available to international students.

Credit points required

40

Course code

UENVM1

Overview

The School of Environment is a research-intensive, dynamic School surrounded by some of the most spectacular and fascinating natural environments in Australia. This course provides postgraduate education for existing and future professionals on the background, principles and practices of environmental management, particularly in the context of wet-dry and semi-arid tropical ecosystems and arid landscapes. The generic skills concepts and applications covered in this course are also highly relevant to those working in other ecosystems. The course also includes a focus on the social context within which environmental management takes place.

This one semester course enables students to select specific units which address their interests and career directions, while also giving them the option to smoothly articulate, with full credit, into the Graduate Diploma or Master of Environmental Management.

Graduates of this program are equipped to work within the diverse range of disciplines and sectors involved in effective and sustainable ecosystem management, and are eligible to apply for membership of associations such as the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) and the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ).

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2023: Information about fees and charges will be published no later than 1 December 2022.

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Why study at CDU?

Study a postgraduate course at Charles Darwin University to upskill at work, fast-track your career, increase your job prospects or explore a new interest. We offer flexible study options so you don't have to put your life on hold while you learn.

  • #1 Australian uni for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Top 100 university globally for quality education
  • Our graduates enjoy higher than average employment rates and starting salaries

What will I study?

The flexible course structure allows choice among units that focus on ecology, policy, livelihoods and spatial science, and their application. Student-centred, resource and activity-based learning materials provide a stimulating program that is balanced between updating content knowledge and technical skills, developing conceptual skills, and the application of these for natural resource management within its social context. The program responds to the changing needs of employers and other stakeholders, with the latest outcomes of regional research incorporated into learning materials.

Course structure

Students can undertake the course fully externally or internally, or a combination of both, depending on unit selection. Internally enrolled students attend tutorials on campus, while having full access to the materials provided to external students. Small class sizes mean that all students have ready access to staff, via collegial distance or face-to-face interactions.

The program offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop field, technical and practical skills. Students can choose to enrol into intensive units with remote field locations, and there are often a range of international study opportunities available.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Specialist Elective Units - Group A
(2 units)
20cpSpecialist Elective units - Group A totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

ENV509 Ecology and Management of Tropical Forests and Savanna
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis
ENV512 Tropical Wetland and Coastal Management (replaced by ENV519 Aquatic Resource Management from 2018) (next offered in 2022)
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy
ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods (includes compulsory 5 day intensive)
ENV520 Wildlife Management
ENV521 Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resources Management

Specialist Elective Units - Group B
(2 units)
20cpSpecialist Elective units - Group B totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

ENV501 Tropical Invaders and Biosecurity
ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV503 Ecological Restoration and Conservation
ENV506 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling (ENV502 is assumed knowledge for this unit)
ENV507 Fire Ecology and Management
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new title 2018)
ENV515 Desert Field Ecology
ENV516 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia
ENV518 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data (ENV508 is assumed knowledge for this unit) (new title 2018)
SID500 Professional Practice in Environmental Management (repeatable)
 

 40cpTotal Credit Points

Students who have commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Course Changes - 2018

ENV508 Applied Geographic Information Systems is now Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking
ENV512 Tropical Wetland and Coastal Management has been replaced by ENV519 Aquatic Resource Management
ENV518 Advanced Spatial Science is now Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data
 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

 

Legend:SEA = Specialist Elective Group ASEB = Specialist Elective Group B

 

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
Specialist Elective ASEA  
Specialist Elective ASEA  
Specialist Elective BSEB  
Specialist Elective BSEB  

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:SEA = Specialist Elective Group ASEB = Specialist Elective Group B

 

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  Specialist Elective ASEA
  Specialist Elective ASEA
  Specialist Elective BSEB
  Specialist Elective BSEB

 Specialist Elective Group A units may be selected from the following:

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3
ENV509 Ecology and Management of Tropical Forests and Savannas
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy
ENV520 Wildlife Management
ENV512 Tropical Wetland and Coastal Management (replaced by ENV519 Aquatic Resource Management 2018) (next offered in 2022)
ENV521 Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resources Management

 

ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods (includes compulsory 5 day intensive)

 

Specialist Elective Group B units may be selected from the following:

Semester 1Study Period 2
ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new title 2018)
SID500 Professional Practice in Environmental Management (repeatable)
ENV515 Desert Field Ecology
ENV516 Ecosystems Function: Field Studies in North Australia
 
Semester 2Semester 3
ENV501 Tropical Invaders and Biosecurity
ENV503 Ecological Restoration and Conservation
ENV507 Fire Ecology and Management
ENV518 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data (new title 2018)
SID500 Professional Practice in Environmental Management (repeatable)
ENV506 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling

 

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

This course is not available for entry however is available as an alternative exit award from the Master of Environmental Management.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Science, Environmental Science and Management

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:student.central@cdu.edu.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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Availability

This course is not available for entry however is available as an alternative exit award from the Master of Environmental Management. Applicants interested in this course are encouraged to apply for the Master of Environmental Management SENVM1.

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