The Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (ACEDD) is an association of people drawn from Australian universities and with line responsibility for environmental science and/or environmental studies programs and endeavours. It commenced informal operations in July 2008 and was formally constituted in March 2009.


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  • Employability Skills for Environmental Science Students

    ACEDD sponsored a workshop for the Discipline Day associated with the Australian Conference for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Technology Sydney.  The workshop built on two recent ACEDD sponsored projects: Future employment opportunities for new graduates; and the role of capstone courses to meet the objectives of WIL. Graduates entering the workforce…

  • Work Integrated Learning and Extended Field Projects

    In 2018 ACEDD was involved with scientists from Curtin University, the University of South Australia and Queensland University of Technology in a projected funded by the Australian Technology Network Universities titled Increasing effectiveness in whole-of-curriculum field-based work-integrated learning of the natural environment for improved employability. The project focused on identifying the employability skills developed in…

  • What skills are employers looking for?

    What skills are employers looking for? Associate Professor David Bruce prepared a report for The Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors titled Environmental Graduate Skills and Employer Needs Survey The principal findings of the report were: The dominant employer of Environmental graduates in 2017 – 2018 is the private sector usually through environmental consultants. Over…