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Graduate Certificate of Climate Policy

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to humanity’s long-term survival. It is critically important that Australia has the people able to solve the complex problems climate change is creating and exacerbating through sound and considered policymaking.


The Graduate Certificate of Climate Policy offers you the opportunity to develop a cutting-edge understanding of climate policy, informed by research-led teaching delivered by some of the world’s leading researchers in climate policy.

This program explores fundamental concepts, contemporary issues, and leading practices for working in and researching climate policy. Core components include study of domestic and international climate policy with a focus on emissions reduction and energy, and the effective communication of climate policy.

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Career opportunities

When you complete this Graduate Certificate program, a wide range of local and international employment pathways may open up to you as you upskill or retrain in this area of national priority, including in:

  • Business
  • Research
  • Consultancies
  • Government and public service
  • Education
  • Climate change policy
  • Management, implementation and evaluation of climate change related policy
  • Research
  • Regional, national and international policy formulation

Study experience

The Graduate Certificate of Climate Policy is a 24-unit (six months full-time or part-time equivalent) program, catering to students seeking shorter and more specific postgraduate offerings. This program is a multi-modal offering, meaning it can be studied online or in person.

Find the complete course list at: https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/2021/program/CCPOL

Commonwealth Supported Places

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available for domestic students in this program. To be eligible you must complete your Graduate Certificate in 2021 of the first half of 2022. More information is available here.

Credit toward your chosen Master degree

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to receive 24 units of credit toward the Master of Climate Change.

Ready to apply?

Apply for this program at: https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/program/CCPOL

Want to know more?

Email us at asiapacific@anu.edu.au to organise a time to talk with current students, program advisers, or the academics who teach this program, or enquire now to hear more from ANU.

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