AHC51116 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Award Course
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.

Information for International Students

Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies. This course may incorporate practical instruction in a training workshop. Work-based training in industry is not included. Please contact us for more information on course fees and duration.

* Duration of a course includes periods for orientation and enrolment, teaching, assessment, structured learning support, study breaks and public holidays.
* Fees are subject to change.

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.