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Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

National Course Code: AHC51120


The nationally accredited Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management equips you with the know-how to contribute to the creation of sustainable landscapes. Develop plans and research solutions for ecological restorations using your knowledge and experience with natural systems.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Design and develop plans for Indigenous land management, soil, river and natural area restoration
  • Pest management and prescribed burning
  • Business skills such as reporting, researching and writing tenders
  • Complete land management mapping


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A desire to work primarily outdoors
  • A connection with the natural world and climate change awareness
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Confidence to work in solitary and remote conditions
  • Strong work ethic


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
  • Skills to identify a range or plants and wildlife from the region
  • Improved communication techniques to manage a team on site

Career opportunities:

  • Environmental officer
  • National Parks ranger
  • Biodiversity conservation manager
  • Indigenous land manager
  • Pest and feral species manager
  • Sustainability manager
  • Threatened species manager
  • Mine site rehabilitation manager


The Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management is the highest TAFE NSW qualification available. You can upskill further these Statement of Attainment courses, which are often listed as requirements in job advertisements within the industry:

  • Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling
  • Chainsaw Operations - Trim and Cut
  • First Aid


This course is currently available at 2 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Combination
  • Part Time

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