The CRC’s PhD program complements all four research programs through increased engagement, development of new technology, preparation of skilled employees and enhanced research and development capacity within industry entities. Importantly, CRC PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows will be embedded with industry partners to ensure that research is directed towards the provision of solutions to real industry challenges both immediate and long term. Their background and experience will span the science, technology engineering and mathematics sectors as well as environmental and social sciences, and regulatory policy.

  • A suit of post-graduate programs will offer a range of courses with flexible arrangements to meet the needs of industry candidates and provide a continuous pathway to post-graduate degree courses for career and professional advancement.
  • A Master degree will include an industry practicum with a choice of six-month full time study or one year part-time study.
  • Executive courses (Diploma or Master) will cater for industry business managers, planners or program coordinators.

The CRC will also hold a regular series of training workshops open to public and industry practitioners. Through these, the CRC will advocate for sustainable plastics, showcasing new technologies and new developments in the area.

The CRC will also organise at least two to three national or international meetings on plastic waste and pollution, and new polymer and circular economy, which will help accelerate novel knowledge transfer and uptake.