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The Diploma of Conservation and Land 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.

As climate change deepens, rehabilitation of damaged sites is paramount for governments around the world. This course will enable you to work as a national park ranger, environmental officer, threatened species specialist and more. As well as developing your devotion to the health of the natural world, this course will provide you with reporting, mapping and tender-writing skills.

TAFE NSW courses are designed in close consultation with industry, so you graduate with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge.


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Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:

  • Indigenous land management
  • Natural area restoration
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Pest management
  • Business skills such as reporting and writing tenders
  • Land management mapping


TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. You will gain practical skills in the planning and management of ecological site resoration projects including:

  • Project plan development
  • Natural resource mapping


Develop the attributes to get ahead in this industry:

  • Great communication skills
  • An ability to work independently
  • Team work and collaboration skills
  • An ability to work in solitary and remote conditions
  • Empathy for the natural world
  • Compassion for native animals
  • Climate change awareness


With climate change arguably the greatest economic, social and environmental issue facing the planet, it’s no wonder the UN has deemed the decade up to 2030 the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. A renewed global focus on the creation of sustainable and thriving natural landscapes will offer job prospects in the areas of planning and management.


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:
English Language Requirements:
TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • A passion for contributing to a sustainable world
  • Well-established skills and knowledge associated with environmental and landscape processes
  • An interest in interpreting and applying environmental legislation
  • Computer literacy to conduct research and use databases
  • A computer with internet access and software capable of editing word documents
  • Have an intermediate level of fitness

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ryde Feb , Jul A$16,230
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ryde Feb , Jul A$16,230


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, simulated work places, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support 
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service 
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules
  • To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:
  • 10 units of competency
  • 0 core units plus 10 elective units
  • This qualification has no core units You will study a combination of the following elective units, which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit:, Plan prescribed burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management
  • AHCASW501 Survey and report on Aboriginal cultural sites
  • AHCILM306 Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols
  • AHCILM501 Conduct field research into natural and cultural resources
  • AHCILM502 Develop conservation strategies for cultural resources
  • AHCILM503 Manage restoration of cultural places
  • AHCILM504 Develop strategies for Indigenous land or sea management
  • AHCILM505 Map relationship of business enterprise to culture and Country
  • AHCILM506 Operate within Community cultures and goals
  • AHCILM508 Propose a negotiated outcome for a given area of Country
  • AHCILM510 Plan for successful cultural practice at work
  • AHCILM601 Manage cultural processes in an Indigenous organisation
  • SITTGDE001 Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
  • AHCLPW501 Develop a management plan for a designated area
  • AHCLPW503 Assess applications for legislative compliance
  • AHCLPW505 Implement natural and cultural resource management plans
  • AHCLPW601 Coordinate the preparation of a regional resource management plan
  • CPPWMT5043A Develop and implement an environmental management strategy
  • LGAPLEM612B Protect heritage and cultural assets
  • NWPIRR005 Develop and review a surface water plan
  • NWPIRR006 Develop and review an irrigation plan
  • NWPIRR007 Implement and coordinate surface water plan
  • NWPSOU006 Develop and manage a flood plan
  • NWPSOU007 Implement and coordinate a catchment plan
  • SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
  • AHCNAR501 Manage natural areas on a rural property
  • AHCNAR502 Conduct biological surveys
  • AHCNAR503 Design a natural area restoration project
  • AHCNAR504 Manage natural area restoration programs
  • AHCNAR505 Plan river restoration works
  • AHCNAR506 Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies
  • AHCNRM508 Investigate suspected breaches of natural resource management legislation
  • AHCNRM602 Develop a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program
  • AHCNRM603 Implement a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program
  • AHCPMG410 Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan
  • AHCPMG413 Define the pest problem
  • AHCPMG506 Manage the implementation of legislation
  • AHCPMG507 Develop a regional pest management plan
  • AHCPMG508 Develop a system to monitor and evaluate the pest management plan
  • AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants
  • AHCSAW501 Design control measures and structures
  • AHCSAW502 Plan erosion and sediment control measures
  • AHCSAW503 Plan conservation earthworks
  • AHCBER502 Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control program


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and provide quality, personalised services to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.