|Area of Study||Type of Course||Level of Study|
|Course||Graduate Certificate in Catchment and Waterway Management|
|Partner Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Background||The Graduate Certificate in Catchment & Waterway Management is offered by the University of Melbourne and supported by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. It is accredited as a 12 month part-time course designed for rural and urban waterway management professionals.|
|Course Description|| |
The objective of the course is to improve the capacity of organisations and individuals to deliver their roles and responsibilities for rural and urban waterway management by increasing the depth and diversity of knowledge and skills of professionals practicing in the waterway management industry. The course is delivered by a combination of distance learning and intensive periods of face-to-face teaching on campus or at regional centres in Victoria.
|Delivery Mode|| |
Each subject comprises a remote learning component combined with an intensive face-to-face teaching period of four days per subject supplemented by major projects, assignments and case studies. Remote learning is supported via the Univerity online system (LMS).
|Who Should Apply|| |
Rural and Urban management professionals.
The Graduate Certificate comprises the following four subjects, which are preceded by a course orientation session held over one full day in Melbourne designed to set the scene, promote interaction, assign projects and groupings.
|Assessment||Each subject is formally assessed to meet the requirements of University accreditation. This includes industry relevant projects where each student selects either a major project that will be undertaken throughout the whole course or individual subject-specific projects that have/has particular relevance to his or her workplace.|
The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is offering half scholarships ($7050) for students to undertake this course commencing in July 2017. Some full scholarships may also be available in special circumstances.
Staff and contractors employed or engaged by Victorian Government Agencies on 31 January 2017 are eligible to apply. Victorian Government Agencies include Government Departments, State Owned Enterprises and Statutory Authorities. This includes Catchment Management Authorities, Urban and Rural Water Corporations, Melbourne Water, EPA and Parks Victoria.
If applying for scholarship please download the Scholarship Application Form.
|Pathways to Further Study|| |
Students who successfully complete the course may be eligible for credit into Masters courses offered by the Faculty of Science.
|Additional Information|| |
The Christine Forster Award for Excellence - The Christine Forster Award for Excellence of $500 cash was established to honour the 40 years Ms Foster has spent working with great commitment to ensure our natural resources were managed sustainably and responsibly for future generations. The prize is awarded to the student who achieves the highest marks and is placed first overall in the course.
|Academic and Teaching Team|| |
Dr John Tilleard, Course Coordinator, John has an engineering background and extensive experience in river morphology. He has served on the Boards of Yarra Valley Water and Southern Rural Water and has provided advice on water and the environment to governments, public authorities, private companies and individuals in Australia and overseas
Dr Anthony Ladson, has more than 25 years’ experience in hydrology and river management and has worked on projects throughout Australia, the US, PNG and Taiwan. Tony has more than 100 refereed publication and has completed a book on Australian Hydrology for Oxford University Press. Tony is an experienced researcher, consultant and teacher.
Associate Professor Ian Rutherfurd, Ian is a fluvial geomorphologist with a passion for rehabilitating catchments and streams. Ian is the President of the Institute of Australian Geographers and has worked for over 5 years with the Department of Primary Industries.
Associate Professor Brian Finlayson, Brian has over 40 years' experience as a university teacher, researcher and consultant in this and related fields.
|Entry Requirements|| |
Please upload your Scholarship Application Form with supporting documents in Step 12 of the online application form.
|Course Fees|| |
Please advise if you are choosing Fee-Help, Employer sponsorship or you are paying course fees for the balance of fees.
|Fee Inclusions||Additional fees apply to cover the cost of subject Field Trips. The expected cost per four day remote intensive session is approximately $600. FEE-HELP is not applicable for this cost. Travel to and from sites is the participants' responsibility|
|FEE HELP||Fee-Help is a loan from the Australian Government to cover tuition fees and is available to Australian Citizens only.|
|Delivery Dates and Times|| |
|How to Apply|| |
Submit applications via the Apply Now icon (with Scholarship Application Form and supporting documents)
Applications open: 1 December 2016
Applications close: 5 May 2017
|Delivery Venue|| |
A combination of on campus or at regional centres in Victoria
|Enquiries||Claudine Evans, Program Coordinator|
T: +61 3 9035 6419