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Graduate Diploma in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management

Course code: 2528 ~ Course abbreviation: GDipCorpEnv&SusMgt ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

This course is designed to meet the growing need for skilled professionals that have competencies in both business and environmental/sustainability and that understand the nexus between the two. Students will gain an understanding of key environment and sustainability management concepts, principles, issues and trends and be able to relate these to business management theory and practice. Students will be able to apply basic corporate environmental and sustainability management principles to real-world contexts, use business tools to achieve environmental and sustainability objectives, and gain an understanding of organisational barriers and change strategies to facilitate environment and sustainability improvement in businesses.

Course objectives

Students completing this course will have: 1. an understanding of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. developed sound analytical skills; 7. developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Course structure

Students complete 48 points, comprising 24 points of core 6-point units and 24 points of approved electives.

Course requirements

Core units

  • BTX4100 Corporate environmental responsibility (6 points)
  • ENV4020 Perspectives in environment and sustainability (6 points)
  • ENV437E Corporate sustainability management (6 points)
  • ENV441E Sustainability measurement (6 points)

Elective units

A list of suitable electives can be obtained from the School of Geography and Environmental Science.

Exit points

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management.


Graduates from the program may advance to a Master in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management.

Course coordinator

Dr Rebekah Brown