National code: AHC51120

Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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Overview About this course

Get fired up about the preservation of natural ecosystems and learn how you can contribute to a sustainable future. Develop plans and research solutions for ecological restorations using your knowledge, skills and field-based experience.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Design and develop plans for Indigenous land management, soil, river and natural area restoration
    • Conduct pest management and prescribed burning
    • Report, research and write tenders in addition to other business documentation
    • Complete land management mapping

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • Develop a plan to re-vegetate your project site
    • Apply techniques to support the local ecosystem
    • Report data collected from sites on pests and disease control
    • Skills to identify a range of plants and wildlife from the region
    • Improved communication techniques to manage a team on site
    • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of Level 4 across the three bands of learning, reading and oral communication, Level 3 across two bands of writing and numeracy and Level 2 for digital literacy. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • 3 years of appropriate work experience, an industry association or a Landcare group OR

  • Successful completion of the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management OR

  • Successful completion of Year 12 of high school AND

  • Well-established skills and knowledge associated with environmental and landscape processes

  • Interest in interpreting and applying environmental legislation

  • A computer with internet access and software capable of editing word documents

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: environmental officer, national Park ranger, biodiversity conservation manager, indigenous land manager, pest and feral species manager, ecological restoration manager, sustainability manager, threatened species manager and mine site rehabilitation manager.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 units of competency, including 0 core and 10 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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