Why study sustainability and development?

Net Zero initiative

La Trobe will be Victoria's first major university to become carbon neutral by 2029.

Take a look at how we're investing $75 million to achieve this goal

Top 200 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies ranks our arts and humanities subjects among the world’s best.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2019, World University Rankings 2020 by subject: arts and humanities

Leaders in environmental research

La Trobe is home to leading environmental research centres such as the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems (CFE) and Research Centre for Future Landscapes (RCFL).

Read more about their work with land and water management policy

Eco-friendly focus

We work with students, staff and the community to make sustainability central to everything we do.

Check out 7 ways you can be more sustainable on campus

Career opportunities in sustainability and development

Career pathways

Studying sustainability and development builds skills in critical thinking, cultural awareness and communication to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Community liaison officer
  • Grant acquisition specialist
  • Policy officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Humanitarian affairs officer
  • Project manager

Future employers

Potential employers of sustainability and development graduates include:

  • State and Federal government
  • KPMG International
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Oxfam
  • Melbourne City Mission
  • World Vision

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