Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture

Charles Sturt University

Through the development of creative and critical perspectives on sustainability, the Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture focuses on innovative ways of enhancing agriculture for the medium to long term.

Holistic approach
This course emphasises socially acceptable and economically viable sustainable systems that enhance or maintain the natural resource base and ecosystems influenced by agriculture. It includes subjects in resource economics, managing rural change, and reading in science and agriculture.

Personalised learning
CSU lets you complete the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Sustainable Agriculture with credit in each higher level for the subjects completed. Elective subjects are available in agriculture/rural management, irrigation and water resource management, cropping systems management, and extension and capacity building.

Study flexibility
CSU’s flexible study options provide you with choices about when, where and how you learn. You can study at your own pace, completing between one and four subjects a session, or choose to study a limited range of subjects during Session 3 (November to February) to speed up your progress through the course.

School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
CSU’s School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences is the largest and most successful provider of agricultural, horticultural and wine science education supporting rural industries in Australia. Our industry links ensure your course is relevant and topical and you gain the expertise to make an impact in your profession.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 065835G
Institution Name Charles Sturt University
Campus Location Orange
Institution Type University
Course Duration Full-time 1.0 years (2.0 sessions) Part-time 2.0 years (4.0 sessions)
Course University Charles Sturt University

About Charles Sturt University

We believe wisdom transforms communities. With tenacity, we help to shape resilient, sustainable regions for the future. Acknowledging the culture and insight of Indigenous Australians, our ethos is clearly described by the Wiradjuri phrase, yindyamarra winhanganha, meaning the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

 

  • Our History
    Whilst we’ve been a university for more than 20 years, our history of professional education and research spans more than 100 years. This started with the establishment of the Bathurst Experimental Farm in 1895.
  • Our Future
    We continue to work towards the public good. We are focused on developing individuals who help their communities grow and flourish.
  • Our Ethos
    The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.This phrase represents who we are at CSU – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge but it also speaks to the mission of a university – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.Our university narrative expands on this by confirming “we are a university of the land and people of our regions and we aim to develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish”.
  • Construction and Other Projects
    Our campuses are continually evolving. This includes the planning, design and construction of new buildings, and improvements to our existing facilities.
  • Our Vision and Values
    Our mission is to build skills and knowledge in our regions. We offer choice and flexibility to students and work hand-in-hand with our industries and communities in teaching, research and engagement. Growing from our historical roots, we share our knowledge and expertise as a significant regional export industry and we bring strength and learning from this back to our regions.Through our values, we create a welcoming community experience and learning environment that supports innovative research, advances society and gives back to our regions.
  • Our University
    We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish.This phrase represents who we are at CSU – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge, but it also speaks to the mission of universities – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world.
  • Community
    We aim to help individuals and businesses prosper in our regions through the development of new knowledge and skills, and by fostering innovation.
  • Learning and Teaching
    Our mission is to be at the forefront of innovative, quality online teaching and learning that delivers a rewarding and flexible student experience. Our industry-relevant courses and workplace learning create highly employable and skilled graduates who make meaningful contributions to their communities.

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