AHC51120 Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Diploma of Conservation and Land Management will equip you with the practical skills required to pursue a career at supervisor or manager level in the Conservation and Land Management industry. You will gain knowledge and skills in; the management of natural and cultural assets, identification and management of weeds and pest animals, identification and protection of populations of threatened or endangered animals, developing relationships with local indigenous groups, freshwater ecology, plant identification, data collection, report writing and understand the legal and policy framework for conservation and natural resource management.


This qualification may lead to careers such as Catchment Coordinator, Fire Management Officer, Sanctuary Manager, Environmental Officer, Land Management Officer, Cultural Heritage Officer, National Parks Manager or Ranger, Mine Site Environmental or Rehabilitation Officer.


Please contact SuniTAFE to discuss other qualifications that can extend your skills further.

Course Delivery

Course is delivered full time in the classroom 3 to 4 days a week. Students will complete components in a workplace setting where data and information is required. This course is an approved VET FEE-HELP/VET Student Loan course. The Vet Student Loan maximum tuition fee cap is $5,000. For more information: https://www.sunitafe.edu.au/apply/vet-student-loans/eligibility/

Entry Requirements

This course is best suited to learners who have completed a lower level Conservation and Land Management course, or have relevant industry experience. Students will undertake a Pre-Training Review that will provide valuable information about existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements 140 $30.00
AHCBUS515 Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders 120 $30.00
AHCECR502 Conduct biological surveys 200 $30.00
AHCECR506 Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies 140 $30.00
AHCFAU501 Manage fauna populations 150 $20.00
AHCLPW410 Produce maps for land management purposes 120 $30.00
AHCPCM510 Collect and classify plants 120 $30.00
AHCPMG412 Develop a pest management plan 50 $30.00
AHCPMG413 Define the pest problem 100 $30.00
CHCCDE002 Develop and implement community programs 125 $35.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $5,888
Concession $300
Self-Funded $7,285

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year