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)
When Does The Course Start?
Full Time and Part Time
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
Prac and Theory
Bushland crew leader, facilitating environmental groups and projects
Landcare or Coastcare Coordinator
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
• Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.
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.