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.
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.
Two years full-time.
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).
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.