About this course
Enhance your education skills and expertise in conservation science and behaviour change through this unique opportunity to study conservation in action.
Offered through the exclusive educational alliance between Taronga Conservation Society Australia and the University of Sydney, this new specialisation links theory and practice. The program is designed to develop the careers of teaching professionals, education administrators, researchers, policymakers, nature conservationists and wildlife professionals who are passionate about a healthy future for wildlife and people.
Please note: The University of Sydney and Taronga Conservation Society Australia have reached a joint decision to discontinue this degree from 2021. The University of Sydney and Taronga Conservation Society Australia remain committed our exclusive educational alliance and will continue to partner together through the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Taronga Wildlife Conservation).
For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.
You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information.
Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.
Semester 1 (March)
What you'll study
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Taronga Conservation Education) will provide you with unparalleled opportunities to develop skills and expertise in conservation science and behaviour change.
You will be taught by dedicated researchers and practitioners from Taronga Conservation Society Australia, one of the world’s leading zoo-based conservation organisations, and by leading academics from the University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences through the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.
You will achieve:
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Taronga Conservation Education) you must complete 4 units of study (24 credit points) of core units.
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Taronga Conservation Education) requires:
Classes will take place at our Camperdown and Camden campuses and at the new Taronga Institute of Science & Learning, at Taronga Zoo in Sydney.
The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning offers access to the wider Zoo campus, providing authentic and interactive learning opportunities in an environment of working science.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies has been designed to further your career in the following fields: teaching, education administration, policy making, nature conservation and research.
Continue onto the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Taronga Conservation Education) or Master of Education (Taronga Conservation Education).