Graduate certificate

The next intake of students for this postgraduate course will in early 2018. Applications are currently closed.

The Graduate Certificate in Climate Change for Primary Industries was developed as a collaborative offering between the founding partners of the PICCC.

It aims to develop understanding of climate change among service professionals in the agriculture sector. Students will build their knowledge of the science of climate change and greenhouse gases as well as current mitigation, adaptation and economic strategies for the agriculture sector.

The course is targeted at professionals connected to food production, agribusiness, forest and resource management. Graduates will be well positioned to deliver benefits to the Australian farming community by providing farmers and industry with advice on profitable and sustainable production of food, fibre and forests.

The course is delivered in four 5-day intensive blocks over one year at the University of Melbourne's Burnley Campus. It is provided through the University's Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.

Subject leaders

The curriculum is delivered by a number of leading scientists including PICCC Director Associate Professor Richard Eckard, and University of Melbourne academics Professor David Karoly and Associate Professor Bill Malcolm.

More information


Applications for the 2017 intake are now closed.

The course starts February 2018.

If you would like to find out more about the program, read the attached brochure (below), email or phone 03 8344 2601.

Those interested in undertaking this course should ensure organisational and managerial approval is received, and that they can meet the University entry requirements as specified in the course brochure (below).

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