Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (C5Q)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Online
Semester 1

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Online
Semester 1
It is becoming increasingly an expectation of different classes of stakeholders that organisations, including large corporates, SMEs, not-for-profits, industry bodies, educational institutions, and so forth address their significant social and environmental impacts (both positive and negative). Accepting a responsibility and associated accountability for social and environmental /sustainability-related performance is now accepted as an important aspect of managing an organisation, with a failure to do so putting an organisation’s future at risk.

From a business education perspective, there is a corresponding need to move away from a primary focus on the management of, and accountability for, financial performance towards a more balanced and nuanced perspective focused upon financial, social and environmental performance and related accountability.

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Course CoordinatorDr Rakesh Pandey
  • 1 Identify and evaluate various sustainability-related risks and opportunities that confront organisations and society.
  • 2 Think critically to formulate solutions, make decisions and recommendations about contemporary business problems related to the sustainability agenda.
  • 3 Communicate both in oral and written form to justify proposed initiatives for improving the social and environmental performance of an organisation.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business program expose students to real life sustainable business issues. Industry experts such as sustainability managers and top executives will be invited for keynote presentations so that students have the opportunity to interact with industry experts and share their views about the emerging issues related to business sustainability. The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business has been designed to train students to critically reflect on organisational business policies, strategies and reporting on sustainability-related issues. Moreover, the The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business informs students about how to achieve economic development while protecting the environment, respecting the needs of current and future generations, and achieving sustainable development.

    Students will be expected to review and comment on the relevance of sustainable development to various forms of organisations and how both internal and external stakeholders - that, includes management, accountants, auditors, shareholders, government - can help in promoting sustainable development. In addition, this course assists students to develop skills to question organisational operations and present solutions using effective written and oral communication skills by applying their technical knowledge and ability to research problems as they relate to implementing sustainable practices.

    Career outcomes

    Students completing this course will be able to work in all industry sectors as sustainability-informed professionals helping organisations in understanding their social and environmental impacts and ensuring that important environmental, social, and governance issues are addressed. Sustainability-informed professional are high in demand as organisations are currently looking at net zero carbon emissions pathways and ethically performing supply chains.

    Accreditation and Professional Recognition

    None

    Course structure

    To graduate from the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business course, a student must satisfactorily complete 50 credit points of study comprising:

    50 credit points of core units from the list in the schedule

    Investors and lenders have an important role with respect to sustainable development. Through directing their financial resources to socially and environmentally responsible investment options, investors and lenders have the power to make significant contribution to sustainable development. This applies to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Organisations impact, and are impacted by, the societies in which they operate. That is, they are part of a broader social system.Society generally, and different groups of stakeholders specifically, expect an organisation to accept various responsibilities with respect to how…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Organisations create various benefits and various costs for stakeholders. Some of these costs and benefits – which can be of a financial, social, or environmental nature - can be quantified in monetary terms while others cannot. Managers have a responsibility…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Organisations will often have a vision and a mission which will in turn link to goals and objectives and related strategic planning. To enable an organisation to achieve is mission, objectives, and goals requires a well-designed, organisational-relevant governance system. An…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants with higher education study

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

    • A completed undergraduate or postgraduate course in a non-accounting discipline at Bachelor level or higher (or equivalent#).

    Applicants with work experience

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

    • Qualifications, relevant work experience or other special circumstances, as approved by the College Executive Dean or delegated authority.

    You must provide evidence to support your application on the basis of work experience, in particular a copy of your CV demonstrating your work experience, and letters of reference from line managers or similar to confirm your work experience. In the case of applicants who have worked as a sole trader or consultant, additional evidence to support the level of experience must be provided.

    #An equivalent qualification from an overseas institution as assessed by the University.

    In addition to the requirements for domestic applicants, international applicants must also provide one of the following:

    • UTASAccess EAP2 with a minimum overall score of 60% and no individual skill below 60%; or
    • IELTS with an overall Band of 6 and no Band less than 6; or
    • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 72 (no individual skill must be lower than Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; and, Writing 22); or
    • PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50
    • Accepted Prior Studies in English

    Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business may articulate into the Master of Business Administration with full credit, as the MBA has an approved specialisation in Sustainable Business.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
    Online
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