Why study the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership with UTS Online? 

Become a catalyst for change and pave the way for a more sustainable future

Broaden your employability with universally essential transferable skills

Data-driven leadership for ethical, accurate and reliable decision-making

100% online with support from enrolment through to graduation 

Who is this course for?

The UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership is designed for professionals who want to gain the operating knowledge and skills needed to contribute to creating positive change for a sustainable future. You might be looking to:

  • Strategically navigate complexities of sustainable energy through leadership
  • Build foundational knowledge to make informed sustainability decisions
  • Evolve contemporary sustainability knowledge for leadership development
  • Contribute to creating a sustainable future through learned skills
  • Influence policy and drive sustainable change through transformative best practices
Learning outcomes
Crafting sustainable policies

Master the art of crafting effective policies for a sustainable future

Sustainability in industry

Implement sustainable practices in your industry and be a catalyst for positive change

Lead with science

Be confident in evaluating the impact public policy has on the health and well-being of individuals

Science and big data

Harness the power of big data to drive scientific discovery and innovation

To learn more about how these learning outcomes can help you advance your career, get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors.

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What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership comprises four online subjects (24 credit points [CP] in total). 

CORE SUBJECTS

Complete the following subjects (24 CP):

Shaping Policies for the Future (6 CP) 

This subject examines the impact of public policy on health and wellbeing, including evidence-based science policies in climate change mitigation, sustainable development, and population-level vaccination initiatives. It also explores the regulatory frameworks and governing bodies that shape the field of science globally. Through critical analysis, students gain an understanding of the complex decision-making processes involved in formulating public policies, which rely on scientific, economic, social, and political factors.

Sustainable Practices in Industry (6 CP)

Achieving a sustainable future requires collaboration across industry, government and business, with a combination of effort to achieve sector change. While sustainable and clean energy technologies will continue along the path towards mass adoption, interim solutions are needed to slow the impact our current practices have. This subject explores a range of sustainable practices that can be immediately implemented within industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare, in a transitional arrangement.

Science of Climate Change for Leaders (6 CP) 

This subject explores the scientific concepts of climate change, its impact on various industries and communities, and strategies to mitigate its effects. Students gain an understanding of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, global warming, and ocean acidification. They investigate the impact of climate change on human health, food production, and society. With this knowledge, students can lead change within their organisations and communities.

Science and Big Data (6 CP) 

Big Data is rapidly expanding, with estimates suggesting that global data creation will exceed 180 zettabytes by 2025. This subject examines the impact of Big Data on science and society, including methods for analysis and management, as well as ethical challenges for managers. It also explores how Big Data is transforming science and the critical challenges it poses in the context of Industry 4.0, such as interconnected data and privacy requirements.

Note: Most subjects at UTS are worth 6 CP (credit points) but this can vary across courses

A pathway to a Master of Sustainable Leadership

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to enrol into the Master of Sustainable Leadership.

Upcoming intakes

UTS Online courses have six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.

 
  • Graduate
    Certificate
  • Masters

Course information

Entry requirements

Completion of a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification.

OR

a) Completion of any tertiary-level study

and

b) A minimum of two (2) years relevant science, industry, or sustainability-related work experience*

OR

A minimum of three (3 years) relevant science, industry, or sustainability-related work experience*

*Relevant work experience is defined from within the ANZSCO groups - 01 Managers, 02 Professionals, 03 Technicians and Trades Workers, 04 Community and Personal Service Workers, 05 Clerical and Administrative Workers, 06 Sales Workers AND demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service confirming the dates of employment, and the position held within the organisation. 

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. 

 

English language requirements

Local applicants with international qualifications must satisfy English language requirements with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 and a writing score of 6.0. 
 
For applicants without an Academic IELTS score, refer to the UTS Register of English Language Requirements Proficiency for other methods of satisfying the English Language requirements for the course(s). 

For more information, schedule a 15-minute call with a Student Enrolment Advisor. 

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FEE-HELP

To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

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Career outcomes

Studying UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership may lead to roles such as:

  • IP and Commercialisation Officer / Coordinator  
  • Renewable Energy Consultant  
  • Sustainability Manager  
  • Project Coordinator  
  • Sustainability Consultant  
  • Business Development Management (Energy/Sustainability)  
  • Corporate Sustainability Consultant  
  • Senior Sustainability Consultant  

To learn more about career outcomes, download a course guide

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Meet our Course Director

"Our graduates will become leaders who define the future and shape policies for the benefit of all. They will develop advanced capabilities to lead with confidence in government, the community and industry."

Dr Parvez Mahmud
Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences;
Program Director, Master of Sustainable Energy and Master of Sustainable Leadership

Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Masters
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Master of Sustainable Leadership
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 5 core subjects, plus 18 CPs from a range of elective subjects

The UTS Online Master of Sustainable Leadership is designed for professionals who seek to enhance their knowledge of contemporary sustainability and develop leadership skills necessary for making informed decisions and enabling teams to initiate change.