About the course
This course provides professionally-oriented management studies suitable for those working or wishing to work in national parks, recreation parks, Aboriginal and historic sites, urban parks and wildlife management.
Where it will take you
The course gives you the opportunity to work as a technical officer or field officer in a wide range of areas including parks and other protected areas. This course articulates with the Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) which means subjects in the Associate Degree are fully recognised in the Bachelor degree. When you complete the Associate Degree you will be able to enrol in the Bachelor degree to give you a much broader range of options when you graduate.
Professionals teaching you
The course is taught by dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry experience. Staff have expertise in wildlife management, fire ecology, vegetation management, Aboriginal heritage management, recreation design and planning and landcare. They have worked as consultants and as managers within many government agencies. Several staff have also been appointed to advising bodies within agencies to address issues such as rare and threatened species management, visitor import management and the conservation of our inland waterways.
Your course is recognised by industry
This course is recognised by every conservation agency in Australia.
The latest facilities
To make sure you are experienced using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include:
* a library which covers a broad range of natural and cultural management literature
* access to an extensive computer network and the internet
* friendly and approachable staff who help facilitate and provide guidance to students throughout their study
* a range of field-based equipment and software relevant to undertaking field study exercises
* fully-equipped laboratories.
In addition to the practical and field component with most subjects, an industry placement is part of the course.
Many subjects have a compulsory residential school of two to four days duration.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points, including all residential school requirements.
Students may elect to upgrade their Associate Degree qualification to degree level by undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) . Associate Degree subjects will be accredited towards the degree.