Master of Sustainable Practice

RMIT University

This program brings together people with similar questions to find a way forward in the ambiguity of sustainability. Problems are articulated as projects. By working together on similar projects - for example, in the areas of water usage, energy, food, liveable cities, waste management, climate management or risk management - the programs explore the complexities of sustainability problems with people who have similar interests but come from a range of discipline backgrounds, and provide opportunity for action learning in each student's work or personal context.

Course Fee:

Australian: $61,440
International: $71,040

Entry Requirements:

An Australian bachelor degree in any discipline; or evidence of experience that demonstrates a developed knowledge of the field of study sufficient to undertake the program.


192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points). Subjects studied may include: Sustainability Body of Practice 1; Sustainability Body of Practice 2; Sustainability Body of Practice 3; Sustainability Exegesis; Sustainability Project 1; Sustainability Project 2; Sustainability Project 3; Sustainability Project 4. Classes are held in intensive mode, normally 5 full days per semester (mostly Saturdays). Elective subjects may run as evening classes.

Subjects you can Study:

Sustainable practice

Study Pathways:

If applicants have a qualification in a relevant discipline at honours degree or postgraduate/masters level (AQF level 8 or 9) you may be eligible for exemption of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester of full time study).

Further information:

Graduates will be able to lead change in sustainability issues within an organisation, as they will have an expanded view of sustainability and how this can be practiced, through their projects, case studies and critical evaluation of their experience in this area.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Natural Resource Manager,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Part time 4 years
City No info No Full time 2 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
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  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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