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

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

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 four credit points (which equals 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than four credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by four, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

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:

SLE718Unit description is currently unavailable #

SLE719Unit description is currently unavailable #

SLE723Unit description is currently unavailable #

SLE724Unit description is currently unavailable #

# 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:

SEN740Unit description is currently unavailable ^

SEN741Wastewater Treatment Processes *

SEN744Water Supply and Wastewater Removal *

SEN745Unit description is currently unavailable *

^ 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 ~

SLE794Unit description is currently unavailable #

SLE727Unit description is currently unavailable ~

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