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CG20 - Graduate Certificate in Water Resources Management


Course Overview

The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to increase their breadth and depth of knowledge and application of skills in the area of water resources management. The wide variety of specialised course-work and study options enable students to create a program of study that meets their individual needs.

Career Information

The development of the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) postgraduate programs is strongly aligned with the strategic intent of the University.  The programs have been designed to promote the internationalisation of Australia's leading water resources management education and make a positive impact on the social, cultural and economic well being of society.

Course Details
Duration 1 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradCertWaterResMgt
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Where and when can I start?
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Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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Entry Requirements
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Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge
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Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate a systematic and coherent understanding of the principles of water resources management with specialized knowledge in one or more disciplines or professional areas
  • 2. Review, consolidate, extend and apply knowledge and concepts to the understanding of water resources management in a diverse range of contexts
  • 3. Communicate complex knowledge and ideas in the field of water resource management to a variety of audiences
  • 4. Apply specialised knowledge and technical skills to solve complex issues in the management of water resources
  • 5. Generate and critically evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of sources across the field of water resources management
  • 6. Initiate, plan and evaluate the integration of a range of strategies for the management of water resources
  • 7. Demonstrate an ability to make high level independent judgements in the management of water resources
  • 8. Apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and the work and function of others in the management of water resources
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

For all core course information please go to More Details.


Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEV21001 Global Water Systems 1
ENEV21002 Global Water Systems 2
ENEV21004 Water Resources and Society
ENEV21005 Water Resources Planning & Management
More Details
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