Diploma of Conservation & Land Management

Lisette Mill

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Study at a time and place that suits you. This online course is ideal for people working in the natural resource management industry who want to boost their skills and further their careers.
Students complete the course at their own pace, participating in monthly one-day workshops to gather practical skills. The monthly workshops also feature guest speakers from the Natural Resource Management industry to share their knowledge and expertise. Students can also use the on-line discussion forums to interact with their colleagues.
The Diploma of Conservation and Land Management teaches skills in natural resource management, focusing on best practice in management planning, biological surveying, pest management, fauna management, plant management and revegetation. It is a managerial-level qualification that equips students with advanced skills in management, planning, theory and practice, and the chance to progress their careers in the conservation industry.


Online with South West TAFE, Warrnambool, Victoria.

How long for:

Usually two years on a part-time basis. Students may also be eligible for RPL (Registered Prior Learning) depending on experience, meaning the Diploma can be finished sooner.

How often:

Two intakes every year.

What you gain:

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management. It can be combined with the Diploma of Sustainability, leading to a dual diploma that is designed to complement conservation studies with a series of units covering environmental sustainability issues.

Career options:

Government agencies such as DSE, Parks Victoria, Department of Primary Industries, local government and municipal water authorities. Other career options include teaching, eco-tourism and work in the private sector as environmental consultants.

How much:

For costs please contact the Customer Service Centre at South West TAFE on 03 5564 8911

More information:

visit or call 03 5564 8911.