Graduate Certificate of Applied Science

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Award granted Graduate Certificate of Applied Science

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Off campus

Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeS505

Please note that not all specialisms are available in both on and off campus modes.  Refer to details below.

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.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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.


Specialisms are available in the following areas:

Details of specialisations

Occupational Hygiene - unit set code SP-S000063

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

Sustainable Water Management - unit set code SP-S000064

SLE720Unit description is currently unavailable


Choose at least three units from the list below:


SEN740Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN741Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN744Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN745Unit description is currently unavailable

Environmental Management - unit set code SP-S000065

SLE720Unit description is currently unavailable


Choose at least three units from the list below:


SLE721Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE725Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE794Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE727Unit description is currently unavailable