Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Adaptation

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Increase system resilience in the face of climate change. Gain a sound interdisciplinary knowledge of climate change, and tools that increase society's resilience to its impacts, in this graduate certificate. Designed for professionals from any background, this certificate provides the ability to analyse impacts of climate change while also developing the creative skills needed to build durability against those impacts across society and the environment. This includes the ability to develop and deploy adaptation strategies to protect communities, businesses, government agencies, infrastructure, and natural assets. These skills can be applied at the local, national and international levels in the private, community, and public sectors. As a student, you will be empowered to get involved in improving the planning of urban areas, providing better services to the public to improve wellbeing. In the process, you'll support the transformation of economic development, the creation of new management plans to conserve biodiversity, the development of treaties to protect major earth systems, and more. Industry and expert connections Through collaboration in group projects, you'll have the opportunity to use your disciplinary background and skills to delve deeper into some aspect of this key global issue while working alongside student peers from a variety of professions. The interactive nature of this graduate certificate will ensure you can make connections with fellow students and our academics, which will be valuable additions to your professional network in this burgeoning field of climate change adaptation. Graduate outcomes The global commitment to mitigate climate change requires structural changes in the global economy, and that means knowledge in this area will be increasingly relevant not only in the environmental sciences but also in other disciplines, such as business, engineering, planning, and public health. Climate influences all aspects of the earth's systems, including ecosystem function and structure, human health, agricultural productivity and our overall socio-economic well-being. This graduate certificate also offers a pathway to further study in our Master of Climate Change Adaptation. FlexibilityStudy anytime, anywhere - This degree is available online through our Digital campus, giving you more room to fit university with your work and social life.Pursue further study The courses in this graduate certificate may be credited towards a related graduate diploma or masters degree. Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past, which will give you an idea of what you can expect.


  • Environmental Systems and Climate Change
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Policymaking and Planning for Climate Change

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree (4.5 GPA)Relevant work experience


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $14,500 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years

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