Course Description

By tackling key global issues, the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability will equip you to further your career in diverse areas from environmental science to finance, from law to urban planning, and from sustainable building design to public health. You"ll learn about energy conservation, population health, food security, sustainability policy, and sustainability analysis tools.

In this half-year postgraduate course you will boost your education with an understanding of complex sustainability challenges and discover tools to measure, report on and identify solutions to these challenges.

A training pathway into the Graduate Diploma or the Master courses, the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability has been developed in collaboration with the University's sustainability experts and industry professionals from areas such as energy, finance, the media, planning, health, law, and government. It aims to turn you into a sustainability professional able to extend your discipline-specific skills with an appreciation of the technological, commercial, legal, governmental and societal imperatives underpinning sustainability issues.

Offering excellent flexibility, the sustainability program lets you tailor your subjects to suit your background and career interests. First, you will build a foundation in sustainability, with core units including health and population, energy and resources, food and water security, policy and governance, social change, and sustainability analysis tools. Then, you will broaden your study of sustainability by choosing your electives across a range of areas or focus on one aspect by choosing related electives and designing your Masters course capstone project in that area.

By joining the sustainability program at the University of Sydney, you will be part of a truly multidisciplinary experience.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,359 total course cost.
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time


0.5 years full time, 1 year part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 82.2% (national average 76.3%)
Improved skills: 80.0% (national average 82.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.7% (national average 84.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 68.3% (national average 74.3%)
Studying full time: 4.3% (national average 8.0%)
Median full time salary: $85,000 (national average $75,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 068692E
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCSUSTAI1000

Entry Requirements