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Sustainability Officer Courses

Sustainability Officers help organisations reduce their emissions and carbon footprint. They develop and implement a sustainability plan as well as oversee the supply chain — ensuring the ethical sourcing of raw materials, packaging, and consumables.

As a Sustainability Officer you’ll be measuring emissions, auditing the organisation’s operating procedures against the sustainability plan, and implementing corrective actions when required. You’ll need outstanding business administration, writing, and interpersonal skills.

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Popular Sustainability Officer Courses

There are 11 courses available for people who want to become a Sustainability Officer. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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AHC40920
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Sustainability Officers earn?

In Australia, a full time Sustainability Officer generally earns $1,779 per week ($92,508 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience and technical expertise you can expect a higher salary than people who are new in the role.

What are the job opportunities for Sustainability Officers?

There are approximately 3,600 Sustainability Officers and Consultants employed in Australia right now. Sustainability Officers are mainly employed by corporate enterprises and private businesses in the industrial and agricultural employment sectors. They also thrive as independent consultants with their own business.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Sustainability Officer?

Sustainability Officers need professional VET qualifications or a bachelors degree. You can get started with the nationally recognised Diploma of Sustainable Operations. This qualification takes 12 months to complete and is a pathway to a degree in environmental science and resource management.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within environmental management and sustainable operations. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.