Diploma of Sustainable Practice


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

The Diploma of Sustainable Practice is a fully online course aimed at people who work or are planning to work in roles which incorporate sustainability into the core business of their organisation. The course responds to the demand for people with broad knowledge and skills in sustainability practice, and the trend for businesses to be able to participate in the sustainable economy.Students complete eight subjects which cover the three key areas of knowledge essential for effective sustainability practitioners:- sustainability in context- sustainability systems and- sustainability in action.The course uses a project based learning approach which allows students to engage with sustainability scenarios relevant to their work environment.This course requires the completion of 8 subjects with students typically enrolling in 2 subjects per semester over 2 years.


  • Sustainability strategy design
  • Sustainability project report
  • Sustainability strategy design
  • Analysing and reporting sustainability performance

Standard entry requirements

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSApplicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:- a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR- a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR- a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR- the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent study at university or accredited higher education institution.SPECIAL ADMISSIONSIf you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTSThis course is not registered with CRICOS and is therefore not available for enrolment by students holding an international student visa. Offshore students are eligible to apply for entry into this course and should contact the course coordinator. Further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
National Environmental Centre No
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: National Environmental Centre.

DOMESTIC STUDENTSFees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.FEE-HELPFEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees. Find out more Study Assist websiteINTERNATIONAL STUDENTSInternational student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. For further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.OTHER FEESIn addition to tuition fees, there may be additional resource and/or field trip fees to undertake this course. Students may also be required to purchase textbooks for each subject they are enrolled in.

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