Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

302470 v.2 Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Studies


Course CRICOS Code: 041940E
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course provides skills and knowledge to bring to professional life an understanding and appreciation of contemporary social issues and heightened skills in social research and analysis, and assists in career development. It prepares for new employment opportunities in a variety of public and private sector contexts requiring social scientific research and analytical skills. It is designed to complement existing knowledge gained from an undergraduate qualification in any recognised area including business, humanities, sciences and education. It also offers advanced, individualised learning opportunities providing a pathway to the Master of Sustainability Studies.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelors degree in any field of study from a recognised tertiary education institution.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Creative overlap between current employment and study is emphasised - students may be awarded credit for prior learning and demostrated existing skills.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is two semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Studies

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

  SELECT 4 OPTIONS   100.0

Year 1 Semester 2

Optional units to select from in Year 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
301847 v.2   Social Policy 507 - Economic Foundations of Social Policy 2.0 25.0
302471 v.2   SS 521 - Topics in Sustainability Studies 4.0 25.0
302472 v.2   SS 590 - Individual Project 4.0 50.0
302473 v.2   SS 541 - Sustainability Studies Practicum 4.0 25.0
302475 v.2   SS 561 - Sustainability Studies (Environmental) 2.0 25.0
302476 v.2   SS 562 - Sustainability Studies (Regional) 2.0 25.0
302479 v.2   SS 563 - Sustainability Studies (Rural) 2.0 25.0
302482 v.2   SS 564 - Sustainability Studies (Urban) 2.0 25.0


Availability Information has not been provided by the respective School or Area. Prospective/current students should contact the School or Area listed above for further information.

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