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CCEG has the objective to train and prepare graduates for their future careers within academia, the public service and industry. To achieve this objective have a tailored approach, respecting the different pathways and needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

CCEG aims to recognise and foster talented undergraduate students by providing research workshops, seminars and opportunities to contribute to ongoing projects within the Centre for undergraduate students within an integrated pathway. Members of the CCEG have a multitude of links to industry partners (e.g. DArT), and the public sector (ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, DPIE NSW (formerly OEH)), which are the basis for provide exciting placement opportunities for undergraduate students during their undergraduate education.

Our students are highly valued members of the CCEG who contribute greatly to the research environment. CCEG provides all HDR students a sound understanding of scientific methods but also enable them to be innovative, adaptable, and able to integrate new tools and methods into answering research questions.

The Centre is well placed to offer discipline focused courses as we are distinctive in the scope of our work; addressing environmental problems at scales from genes to ecosystems, and the tools and methods that we provide to address applied research questions.

We are committed to training professional and highly employable graduates. The diversity of employment backgrounds and networks of the CCEG members provides students with opportunities for work-integrated learning and enable them to prepare for a variety of employment upon completion of their degrees.

Science Communication is a vital part of the research training. Our students compete in the Three Minute thesis and Pitch for Funds competitions here at UC, where they develop the communication skills vital for widely disseminating their research findings and ideas. They also particpate in the weekly seminar series and research student conference.

For a full list of our HDR Students head to 'Our People'.

We have a very supportive and vibrant environment for HDR students, where students feel connected and part of a larger team working towards solving environmental issues. We have meetings around broad themes (Wildlife Genetics, Conservation Biology) to provide a forum for staff and students working on different projects to exchange ideas and provide feedback on their research.

One of our members will take on the role of HDR coordinator to ensure the ongoing commitment of the Centre regarding HDR training and to provide the necessary coordination and oversight of this task.