Course code: HE20517V01

Diploma of Sustainable Practice

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Overview About this course

The Diploma of Sustainable Practice prepares you for a career as a sustainability professional. This course will support you in creating opportunities to live sustainably and put sustainability practices into place in your workplace. It will provide you with the knowledge, confidence and transferable skills to apply frameworks and design programs that will bring about lasting change for any organisation. As an umbrella industry, sustainability professionals come from diverse backgrounds, but what unites them is a drive to be an agent of change for a better future.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Identify, map and prioritise internal and external stakeholders of an organisation

  • Develop effective stakeholder engagement plans

  • Identify organisational impacts and develop an effective sustainability strategy including baseline audits, appropriate targets, actions and key performance indicators for measuring progress

  • Manage organisational change

  • Develop and lead behavioural-change projects

  • Evaluate projects and write effective reports for different stakeholder groups

Course Outcomes

Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market

  • Graduate with a Higher Education Diploma

  • The skills and knowledge to put sustainable practices into action

  • The confidence to manage organisational change

  • Exposure to a network of industry professionals and peers

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

You must demonstrate that you have achieved one of the following:

    • A NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its equivalent or
    • A Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation or its equivalent or
    • A completed certificate IV or higher vocational qualification or
    • At least one year of completed full-time study in a degree course at a higher education institution

Note:

    • Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A strong desire to design, innovate and find opportunities to live sustainably

  • Drive and determination to be an agent of change and make a real, meaningful and lasting difference for a better future in any organisation

  • A recognition that society can do better when it comes to sustainability practices

  • A PC or laptop to access study materials and complete your assessments. You can access this equipment on campus, however it is highly recommended you have your own equipment available

You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.

Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Environmental Consultant

Environmental Consultants analyse and advise on policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government or commercial environmental operations and programs.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    90%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    1,900 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    40 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $2,110

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    44 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Very high

  • Gender share

    36% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: sustainability officer, sustainability consultant, planning officer, climate impact consultant, waste education officer and policy advisor.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Diploma of Sustainable Practice does not have any post-graduate courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (https://www.tafensw.edu.au/enrol/recognition-credit-transfers) or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Subjects Subjects in this course

Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 8 subjects (80 credit points) made up of 8 core subjects.

Core Subjects

    Elective Subjects

      Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.

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      TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

      • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

      • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

      • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

      • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

      • TAFE NSW Libraries

      • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

      • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

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