Graduate Diploma in Environment (GD-ENV)

The one year Graduate Diploma in Environment is a flexible, multidisciplinary course. Depending on their academic background, interests and career aspirations students can choose from over 200 subjects taught by 10 different faculties.

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Environment will have:

Knowledge to undertake professional practice in environment or sustainability, including:

  • Specialised knowledge in an environmental discipline or field of practice
  • Knowledge of the cross-disciplinary nature of environmental issues and professional practice to promote sustainable futures

Skills for collaborative and creative problem solving in environmental practice, including:

  • Ability to critically analyse and synthesise environmental knowledge
  • Ability to envision environmental change and propose pathways to realise this change
  • Ability to communicate complex environmental knowledge and research effectively to a range of audiences
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-disciplinary teams
  • Technical skills for professional practice and research in field of specialisation

Demonstrated capacity to exercise well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner in an environmental discipline or professional field

  • Course Details

    DURATION 1 year full time or part-time equivalent

    The majority of the subjects are taught on Parkville campus. Some are available in Intensive mode. Some subjects are taught on Creswick and Burnley campuses. See the Subject List for details. Total contact hours will depend on the subjects selected

    Note: International Students have visa requirements around study load. More information


    Semester 1 and Semester 2

    Local students note: Allocation of Commonwealth Supported Places is usually conducted for students commencing in Semester 1


    100 Points. One core (compulsory) subject, Sustainability, Governance and Leadership (MULT90004).

    Full List of Available Subjects

    POINTS 100 Credit Points
    Local Students:
    • Commonwealth Supported Place
    • Australian Fee Place
    International Students:
    • International Fee Place
    Information about Fees and Scholarships

    An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average, or equivalent ;


    An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average, or equivalent; and two years of documented professional work experience since graduation related to the degree


    All students must meet the University’s English language requirements.

    CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS STUDY AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE Please refer the University policy on credit
    APPLICATIONS DUE Local Students:
    • End of May to commence studies mid year (Semester 2)
    • End of November to commence studies at the start of the following year (Semester 1)
    • Applications may be submitted at any stage throughout the year
    International Students:
    • End of April to commence study mid year (Semester 2)
    • End of October to commence study at the start of the following year (Semester 1)
    • Applications may be submitted at any stage throughout the year
    CRICOS CODE 040954G