Graduate Diploma of Natural and Cultural Resource Management

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Natural and Cultural Resource Management
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016No fees defined
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016No fees defined
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Suzanne Nunn

Course Director

Institute of Koorie Education

Tel: 03 5227 1459
suzanne.nunn@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code S662

There will be no intake into this course in 2016.

Note: This course is available through the Institute of Koorie Education. Students undertake intensive blocks of study under community based delivery. Please refer to the Institute of Koorie Education website.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Natural and Cultural Resource Management provide specialist skills for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students involved in the areas of land management facilitation, caring for country, environmental management, waste and water management, cultural heritage interpretation and protection, sustainability, project management and education. A key focus of the course is the exploration and convergence of Western Knowledge Systems and the application of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge Systems that are currently building a more collaborative approach to the protection of both natural and cultural environments in Australia.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year of study. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load for each year.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The indicative annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2016, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP to assist in paying their tuition fees. For more information about HECS-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Full-fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

The annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.

The course based fees may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on these course fees to calculate the future cost of their course.

Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist in pay their tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Course rules

The course comprises eight compulsory core units, each worth 1 credit point.

Course structure

SLE791Interpreting Natural and Cultural Landscapes

SLE792Knowledge for Natural and Cultural Environments

SLE793Natural Resource Management Frameworks and Issues

SLE795Planning and Techniques for Interpretation

SHD701Creating Sustainable Futures

SLE797Community Project Management

SLE798Researching for Country

SLE799Essential Skills for Natural and Cultural Resource Management

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Successful completion of a relevant tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution

or

Academic qualifications or cultural qualifications, considered to be the equivalent of a relevant tertiary program or membership of any required Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organization, including a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a related field.

How to apply

Details regarding the application process can be obtained from the Institute of Koorie Education website.

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Natural and Cultural Resource Management (S562)