Graduate Certificate of Applied Science

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Applied Science
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code073996B
Deakin course codeS505

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Applied Science has been designed to increase your breadth and depth of knowledge, and application of skills, in contemporary scientific processes, as well as in a specialisation chosen from the following areas:

  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Environmental Management

The course will offer an integrated suite of units that will cover industrial/environment health, sustainability, environment and/or waste management, chemical hazards and water treatment and management.

Depending on your specialisation, the course aims to provide you with a critical understanding and ethical awareness of issues related to occupational hygiene and environmental and resource management, including an understanding of legislation and the administration of policy in your field.   

You will learn the ability to integrate risk, environmental and resource management core concepts into practical applications in your chosen field, and implement appropriate methods of management to a range of situations involving occupational hygiene and natural resource use.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 4 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 0.5 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Applied Science, you must successfully complete 4 credit points of study from one of the specialisms as detailed below.

Note: Students should consult their course adviser to develop an appropriate study plan that takes into consideration career/study pathways, professional accreditation requirements and Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) applications.

Specialisations

Specialisms are available in the following areas:

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Details of specialisations

Occupational Hygiene - unit set code SP-S000063

Cloud (online)

Completion of four units from the list below:

SLE718Chemical Hazards #

SLE719Toxicology and Biohazards #

SLE723Physical Hazards #

SLE724Human Factors #

# Not available as of 2015

Sustainable Water Management - unit set code SP-S000064

Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

SLE720Risk Assessment and Control

Choose at least three units from the list below:

SEN740Water Treatment Processes ^

SEN741Wastewater Treatment Processes *

SEN744Water Supply and Wastewater Removal *

SEN745Water Reclamation and Reuse *

^ not available as of 2015

* not available from 2016

Environmental Management - unit set code SP-S000065

Cloud (online)

SLE720Risk Assessment and Control

Choose at least three units from the list below:

SLE721Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development

SLE725Environmental Management Systems ~

SLE794Resource Efficiency and Waste Management #

SLE727Environment Protection and Occupational Health and Safety ~

# Not available as of 2015
 ~ Not available as of 2016