AHC51116 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 092607G


The Diploma of Conservation and Land Management will equip you with the practical skills required to pursue a career at supervisor or manager level in the Conservation and Land Management industry. You will gain knowledge and skills in; the management of natural and cultural assets, identification and management of weeds and pest animals, identification and protection of populations of threatened or endangered animals, developing relationships with local indigenous groups, freshwater ecology, plant identification, data collection, report writing and understand the legal and policy framework for conservation and natural resource management.


This qualification may lead to careers such as Catchment Coordinator, Fire Management Officer, Sanctuary Manager, Environmental Officer, Land Management Officer, Cultural Heritage Officer, National Parks Manager or Ranger, Mine Site Environmental or Rehabilitation Officer.


Please contact us to discuss other qualifications that can extend your skills further.

Course Delivery

This course is an approved VET FEE-HELP/VET Student Loan course. The Vet Student Loan maximum tuition fee cap is $5,000. For more information: https://www.sunitafe.edu.au/vet-fee-help-vet-student-loans

Entry Requirements

This course is best suited to learners who have completed a lower level Conservation and Land Management course, or have relevant industry experience. You will undertake a Pre-Training Review that will provide valuable information about existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
AHCBUS402 Cost a project 50
AHCBUS501 Manage staff 140
AHCFAU501 Manage fauna populations 150
AHCLPW404 Produce maps for land management purposes 120
AHCLPW501 Develop a management plan for a designated area 200
AHCNAR502 Conduct biological surveys 200
AHCNAR506 Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies 140
AHCNRM502 Develop a water quality monitoring program 120
AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants 120
AHCPMG413 Define the pest problem 100
AHCPMG507 Develop a regional pest management plan 120
AHCWRK502 Collect and manage data 120
AHCWRK503 Prepare reports 60
AHCWRK508 Interpret legislation 100
SITTGDE007 Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures 80

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Written task
  • Third party report
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $4,468
Concession $1,142
RPL Government Subsidised $2,520
RPL Concession $580
RPL Self-funded $3,780
Self-Funded $5,728

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2019 July Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based