Offering Info

Diploma of Sustainable Practice

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20517V01-22NEC-001

Location – National Environmental Centre


Part Time



Course Start Date

14 Feb 2022

Study Commitment

20 Hours per week


2 Years

  • Fee Help available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The Diploma of Sustainable Practice is a fully online course aimed at people who work or are planning to work in roles which incorporate sustainability into the core business of their organisation. The course responds to the demand for people with broad knowledge and skills in sustainability practice, and the trend for businesses to be able to participate in the sustainable economy.

Students complete eight subjects which cover the three key areas of knowledge essential for effective sustainability practitioners:

  • sustainability in context
  • sustainability systems and
  • sustainability in action.

The course uses a project based learning approach which allows students to engage with sustainability scenarios relevant to their work environment.

Further information about this course is available on the TAFE NSW Degrees website

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:

  • a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR
  • a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR
  • a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR
  • the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution.

If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

This course is not registered with CRICOS and is therefore not available for enrolment by students holding an international student visa. Offshore students are eligible to apply for entry into this course and should contact the course coordinator. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

For Semester 1 2022, the Diploma of Sustainable Practice, commences on Monday, 14 February, 2022.

Applications for Semester 1 2022 are now OPEN.

Select Apply Now to complete the application form. The course coordinator will then contact you by email.

Blended delivery course, students able to attend optional weekly online sessions (details provided on commencement). A non-compulsory 2-day residential school will be held at the National Environment Centre, Thurgoona, in March and August 2022.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

You will be required to attend 7 hours of classes each week for 12 weeks, followed by a 3 week exam and assessment period. A timetable will be distributed at the time of enrolment.


Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.


FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees. Find out more
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International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. For further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.


In addition to tuition fees, there may be additional resource and/or field trip fees to undertake this course. Students may also be required to purchase textbooks for each subject they are enrolled in.

Select Apply to complete your application. The course coordinator will contact you to outline any further application requirements.

Core Units
Number Title
SPSYS102A Analysing and reporting sustainability performance
SPCON103A Decision making for sustainability
SPCON102A Sustainability concepts and frameworks
SPCON101A Sustainability in context
SPACT102A Sustainability project implementation
SPACT101A Sustainability project initiation
SPACT103A Sustainability project report
SPSYS101A Sustainability strategy design

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills required to work in sustainability roles in the government, business and community sectors.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

National Environmental Centre
Ettamogah Road, Thurgoona
Phone 131 601

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