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Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

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  • Objectives
    This program is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to gain employment in the conservation/land management field. It is aimed at technical and supervisory skills for bushland, park management and weed and vertebrate pest control. It builds on skills of the Certificate IV.
  • Entry requirements
    Industry Certificate III Certificate IV Mature age
  • Academic Title
    Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This program is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to gain employment in the conservation/land management field. It is aimed at technical and supervisory skills for bushland, park management and weed and vertebrate pest control. It builds on skills of the Certificate IV.

    To successfully complete the Diploma, participants must complete 10 units of competency. Within the training for these competencies, learners may gain skills that will give them competencies from Certificate II, III or IV. These will be recorded in the statement of results issued at the end of each academic year. Industry based learning including project work for local councils and Mornington Peninsula and Westernport Biosphere Committee. Some over night trips to French Island occur throughout the year.

    Applicants must be willing to participate in field based, off campus activities. Students must be prepared to take part in all weather conditions and comply with OH&S req (work boots). Students may enter the Diploma on individual background (prior study)

    Campus
    Rosebud
    Cranbourne

    When Does The Course Start?
    February

    Study Modes
    Full Time and Part Time
    946 hours
    FT: 24-30 hours per week
    Part is up to the student depending on what hours suit them per week.

    What Entrance Requirements Are There?
    Employed in the industry
    Certificate III and Certificate IV
    Mature Age Entry or relevant Certificate IV qualification

    How Will I Be Selected?
    Questionnaire and Interview

    Are There Any Other Special Requirements?
    Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in all conditions

    How Should I Apply?
    Apply directly to Chisholm

    Is There An Information Session?
    You may need to attend an information session

    Is There An Interview?
    Interview will be required

    Study Area Summary / Subjects / Modules
    River Restoration; Biological Survey Techniques; Land Management; Pest Management; Fauna Populations; Management Plans

    Assessment Methods
    Prac and Theory
    Cost

    Employment Opportunities
    Bushland crew leader, facilitating environmental groups and projects
    Resource Management
    Landcare or Coastcare Coordinator
    Bushland Restoration

    Further Education Opportunities and Articulation to Other Courses
    University degree courses in conservation and land management
    Deakin Uni, Monash, LaTrobe & Ballarat Uni
    Ecosystems and Biodiversity

    RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
    Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.

    Support Services
    Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.

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