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
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
Master the art of crafting effective policies for a sustainable future
Implement sustainable practices in your industry and be a catalyst for positive change
Be confident in evaluating the impact public policy has on the health and well-being of individuals
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.
The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Leadership comprises four online subjects (24 credit points [CP] in total).
Complete the following subjects (24 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.
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.
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.
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
Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to enrol into the Master of Sustainable Leadership.
UTS Online courses have six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.
Completion of a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification.
a) Completion of any tertiary-level study
b) A minimum of two (2) years relevant science, industry, or sustainability-related work experience*
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.
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.
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.
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
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