Our Diploma of Conservation and Land Management AHC51116 will teach you the knowledge and skills to manage natural resources and respond to the challenges of biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental damage. With land degradation in Australia costing more than $1 billion every year, land management and conservation is an industry growing through necessity.Hands-on industry experience puts you out in the field
The diploma offers hands-on experience and practical skills taught by industry experts. You can't protect the environment from a classroom alone, so you'll be conducting field work in natural bush close to our Epping campus, Northern Lodge and Yan Yean training facilities and on specialised field trips to beautiful locations around Victoria. Melbourne Polytechnic collaborates with key organisations including Darebin Parklands, Whittlesea City Council, Parks Victoria and Landcare to develop projects focused on real world issues to provide you with unique experience before you've even entered the workplace. You might even meet some vulnerable or endangered species - like the adorable Brush-tailed Phascogale.The first step in a fulfilling career
The diploma will teach you how to manage the environment in modern times, with a sustainable approach at the core of your studies. This course could be your first step into an exciting and impactful career engaging with our natural environment. You might be employed by government agencies or private organisations in the conservation of land, catchment protection, park, flora or fauna management or fire risk. Best of all, you'll have the knowledge to help lead Australia's natural resources into the future.
Roles in natural resource management and conservation and land management are often with private contractors. Positions can also be found with government bodies, such as Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) and Victorian Water Corporations.
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.