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.
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 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
|Specialist Elective Units - Group A
||Specialist Elective units - Group A totalling 40 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
||Specialist Elective units - Group B totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.
ENV501 Professional Practice in Environmental Management
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)
||Total Credit Points
Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Diploma 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.