Diploma of Sustainability
- This information is for local students.
- This course is not available to international students.
Am I a You are a local student if:
you are an Australian citizen, or
you are a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), or
you are an Australian permanent resident.
You are an international student if:
you are not an Australian citizen, and
you are not a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), and
you are not an Australian permanent resident.local or an international student?
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For information about Swinburne's fees visit the Fees website.
Course in detail
- Only four core units of study
- Can be completed in one year or less
- Optional eight 3.5 hour classes
- Or complete the course entirely online
Units of study
VU20303 Develop and implement a program to support behavioural change for a sustainability initiative
VU20304 Develop a business plan for sustainable business practice
VU20305 Research and apply principles of sustainable production and consumption
Aims and objectives
- What sustainability means as a concept and how to apply it
- Why sustainability is important for business, society and the environment
- How sustainability relates to a broad range of industry practices
- How to develop and implement programs to support behaviour change at the individual and organisational level
- How to develop a business plan for responsive and sustainable business practices
- How to analyse the long term outcomes of sustainable production and consumption
- Are currently studying a diploma or higher qualification
- Have completed a diploma or higher qualification. Students will be required to provide evidence of their existing diploma/ higher qualification as the time of submitting an application
- Have an interest in sustainability and do not have a diploma or higher qualification
- Students can study the four core units of the Diploma of Sustainability and be issued with a Statement of Attainment on completion, however, they cannot be awarded the Diploma of Sustainability qualification
This course is recognised under the Guaranteed Entry Scheme leading to several Bachelor degrees. For further information see http://www.future.swinburne.edu.au/pathways/ges/
Applicants with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of a course may be granted 'credit' and/or entry to the course with 'advanced standing'. University policies apply and applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. For further information refer to the Credit Transfer website.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. To learn more about RPL and how to apply, please visit the RPL website.
How to apply
Apply direct to Swinburne by following the step-by-step process on the How to Apply website.
For information about scholarships at Swinburne visit the Scholarships website.