The Diploma is a qualification in its own right, and students can stop there if they want to. But it is also a pathway to a Bachelor degree, which means that the 8 courses undertaken can count towards another degree. Students will complete 8 courses that will establish environmental concepts that can be applied in the workplace to assist in the management of natural resources in a sustainable manner. After completing the Diploma of Science (Environment and Sustainability or Physical Sciences), students can continue their studies with the Bachelor of Science (Environment and Sustainability or Physical Sciences).

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 15, tertiary entrance rank 66 or equivalent qualification; English (4,SA) or equivalent. Domestic and International applicants from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English language requirements; English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


8 core units

Subjects you can Study:

Environment and Sustainability Physical Sciences

Study Pathways:

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Science (Environment and Sustainability) students have the opportunity to articulate directly into the Bachelor of Science (Environment and Sustainability). Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Science (Physical Sciences) students have the opportunity to articulate directly into the Bachelor of Science (Physical Sciences). Students articulating into the Bachelor of Science will be given exemptions for eight courses completed in their specialisation as part of the Diploma of Science.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 1 year
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 1 year
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 3 years

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

We offer degrees in:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

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We develop research solutions that deliver global impact. Our researchers are found in the field, working alongside our partners to develop solutions that can be applied directly to industry and community. Our areas of research focus include:  

  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Astrophysics
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