Griffith University is the first in Australia to be accredited by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) for its Bachelor of Environmental Science.
The accreditation recognises the content and teaching and Head of School Professor Chris Frid said it was a remarkable achievement.
“This shows a maturing of the profession” he said.
“This is a highly trained profession that includes many aspects including science, social justice and law and shows a complexity that is equivalent to other professions such as accountancy.”
The School of Environment was one of Griffith’s four foundation schools and the first in the country to have a dedicated school and degree.
The accreditation by EIANZ is seen as important as it shows that Griffith’s Bachelor of Environmental Science has been thoroughly vetted by the nation’s leading environmental industry body against industry benchmarks for content, learning and teaching principles.
“EIANZ has measured the course content against industry needs and found the program exceeds industry expectations.
“This means our graduates can reference the completion of this accredited course to employers and say their degree meets the needs of the industry and gives graduates a major point of difference in the marketplace.”
Current student Lara Keller said the accreditation is another proof point that Griffith’s program is the best in the country.
“Partnerships between EIANZ and Griffith means that I will have access to beneficial networks as I complete my degree.
“I am confident that these networks will enhance my employment opportunities and am proud to say the degree I’m completing has been assessed by a major peak industry body and found to be worthy of the first accreditation here in Australia.”
In November, the 40th year of Environmental Science students will graduate.
To find out more about studying Environmental Science visit the study page.