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Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

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  • Entry requirements
    Current Year 12—there are no prerequisite studies.

    Non-Year 12 applicants are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

    Equity admissions schemes
    RMIT understands that people’s backgrounds and circumstances can affect their access to education and training. RMIT’s equity admissions schemes allow applicants to explain the circumstances that have adversely affected their education, and demonstrate their capacity for future academic success.
  • Course description

    The Diploma of Conservation and Land Management provides you with a solid grounding in environmental management. Through hands-on learning you will gain specialised skills and knowledge with an emphasis on technical and practical skills for field work.

    The diploma is based on the National Conservation and Land Management Training Package. Units of competency studied include:
    • aquatic sampling
    • management planning
    • managing fauna
    • plant identification
    • river restoration
    • weed control.

    The first year includes studies in occupational health and safety as it relates to the industry. Teaching of specialist areas is undertaken by industry experts, and you will be involved in a large amount of fieldwork.

    Work experience
    The program provides you with a number of field work opportunities, some of them up to a week long at various locations away from the campus. Active participation is necessary for successful completion of the program.

    Duration
    Two years full-time.

    Pathways
    Graduates of the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management who have been successful in gaining a place in the Bachelor of Environmental Science are eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year leaving an additional two to three years to complete the degree.

    Note: In TAFE, RMIT University recognises and accepts any Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment that are issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Credit will therefore be given for modules or units of competency for which an original official certificate or Statement of Attainment is produced.

    Gaining credit for previous study or experience
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfer are ways that RMIT recognises applicants’ skills and knowledge gained through formal and informal education and training, work experience, and/or life experience (including volunteer work; committee responsibilities; family duties, hobbies).

    Career prospects
    Graduates are prepared for careers in a wide range of land management roles including:
    • catchment management,
    • community coordination and facilitation,
    • forest and park management,
    • land protection and rehabilitation,
    • local government environment recreational, and conservational coordination, and
    • wildlife management.

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