GD161 - Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice

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Plan: GD161 - Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice
Award abbreviation: GradDipSustPrac
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time
Location: Onshore, City campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 050999
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

 

The Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Practice is offered as an exit point from the Master of Sustainable Practice (MC240). The Masters program is designed to meet industry demand for professionals who have expertise in sustainability issues and a qualification in the fundamentals of sustainability.

The MSP suite of programs (Masters and Graduate Diploma) provides a forum for people with similar aims and questions to work together to explore solutions to sustainability problems. This program was established to meet the industry demand for professionals who have expertise in sustainability issues and a qualification in the fundamentals of sustainability.  

The program explores the complexities of sustainability problems by bringing together people of similar interests, but who come from a range of discipline backgrounds. It provides the opportunity for proactive learning under the guidance of a mentor (see Learning and Assessment for further details), and for you to explore your personal aspirations in the context of your career.

You will learn from industry experts and fellow participants to equip yourself for professional practice in sustainability.

 

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Articulation and pathways

This program is an exit point only.  
Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you, upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification, to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. 

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Entrance requirements

This program is an exit point only. If you are enrolled in the Master of Sustainable Practice and you wish to exit the Masters before completion, you may be eligible to graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice.

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External accreditation and industry links

 

While the Master of Sustainable Practice (MSP) and Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Practice run in parallel with other accredited programs within the school, the multidisciplinary nature of this program and its students means that it falls outside of traditional industry accreditation formats. 

Industry linkage, however, is a vital component of the MSP suite of programs and the school has well-established links with organisations such as the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and various water authorities where you may engage in industry-based projects.  Industry representatives who are experts in their particular field will also run interactive modules throughout the program. 

In addition, many of you will already be working and bringing your industry awareness and professional engagement into classroom sessions.  


 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

 

Library resources and services 

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University, you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service, you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: www.rmit.edu.au/library 

 

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

 

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

 

Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with:

 

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation and fitness activities, as well as student activism and university governance.

 

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students

 

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