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Associate Degree in Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage) - Distance

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  • Objectives
    This course provides parks, recreation and heritage related studies aimed at the management of national parks, recreation parks, Aboriginal and historic sites, urban parks and wildlife management.
  • Academic Title
    Associate Degree in Applied Science (Parks, Recreation and Heritage)
  • Course description
    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.

    Practical experience

    In addition to the practical and field component with most subjects, an industry placement is part of the course.

    Residential school

    Many subjects have a compulsory residential school of two to four days duration.

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points, including all residential school requirements.

    Further study

    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.

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