About our program

We’re a leading education and training program in the field of sustainable development

Monash Sustainable Development Institute offers forward-thinking study programs and courses that enable people and organisations to engage with and respond to some of biggest environmental, economic and social issues facing our world today.

Through our academic and professional courses, we’re creating a global network of leaders and thinkers who have the capacity to collaborate, lead and deliver positive societal change.

Some of the best experts in their field — from behaviour change experts to leadership specialists — join our team to deliver programs that foster the ambition, curiosity and critical inquiry necessary for a career focused on developing solutions to sustainable development challenges.

What we offer

Our program offers bespoke, tailored-made training for professionals and organisations, postgraduate and undergraduate accredited courses and extra-curricular programs, digital engagement tools, thesis supervision for Masters and PhD students, research internships and tailor-made training that encourage sustainable development. Explore our four program areas below:

FOR-CREDIT COURSEWORK - This includes Australia’s first and only Leadership for Sustainable Development specialisation as part of Monash University's Master of Environment and Sustainability, and a range of undergraduate units focused on sustainability and organisations.

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION - Customised professional education programs for individual leaders and organisations; our programs vary from half-day engagements to long-term partnerships around a specific change agenda.

RESEARCH DEGREES - We're proud to host a number of doctorate, masters and honours students conducting exciting interdisciplinary research related to environmental, social and economic sustainable development.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR EDUCATION – For Monash University students, we provide opportunities to complement and strengthen your degree while studying. Our award-winning extra-curricular programs are designed to inspire emerging change agents in their career and beyond.

Our network

Our partnerships mean there’s plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience and test what you've learned out in the world. We’re working with groups of students, professionals, communities and organisations to collaboratively create more sustainable futures. We’ve partnered up with organisations in Australia and South-East Asia, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Solution Network (Australia-Pacific), a global network of universities and research centres supporting the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our extensive network ranges from people and organisations undertaking our training, to our industry partners working alongside Behaviourworks, Climateworks and on the RISE program, to our strong relationship with the many academic centres at Monash University.

Get in touch

If you’re looking to change careers or boost your existing one, take a look at our for-credit courses. If you're enquiring about a customised course for your organisation, institution or municipality, view our tailor made offers.