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AHC51120 | 104852B

Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Upgrade your skills and knowledge of environmental sustainability with this advanced-level course, and make a world of difference in your career.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Nambour Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On campus International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$12,240
International
$13,800
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Course overview

Upgrade your skills and knowledge of environmental sustainability with this advanced-level course, and make a world of difference in your career. The Diploma of Conservation and  Ecosystem Management reflects the role of personnel working in management positions with technical level skills in conservation and land management roles.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as environmental scientists is growing strongly. This large occupation includes roles such as park ranger, conservation officer, and environmental consultant. According to the latest job figures, there will likely be around 14,000 job openings in this area over the next five years. 

In this course you'll obtain knowledge and practical skills in the management of flora, the classification of plant life, and conducting biological surveys. You will also learn how to be an effective manager in the conservation and land management industry, and develop skills such as natural area restoration, developing management plans, and data collection and management. Our highly experienced team of industry professionals will give you the personal support and expert guidance needed to focus and refine your career.

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for many different career opportunities in the field of conservation and land management around the country including natural resource manager, bush regenerator, park and wildlife manager, and senior ranger. This course also provides a stepping stone to further study. At TAFE Queensland we work in partnership with a number of universities, providing a pathway to higher education. In many cases completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

What can I do?

  • Community Project Coordinator (Land Care)
  • Senior Park Ranger
  • Natural Resource Manager

Course outcome:

AHC51120 Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 10 elective units from the list below.

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $12,240
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $13,800
Nambour
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $13,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $12,240
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $13,800
Nambour
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $13,800

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Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management (AHC51120)

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Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

COURSE CODE: AHC51120
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $16,788 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic students
While there are no formal entry requirements for this course, TAFE Queensland highly recommends that you have previously completed the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management or Certificate III in Horticulture, as it is highly desirable that you have underpinning knowledge and skills from that area. A skills assessment may be undertaken to ascertain the correct level of study required.


International Students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to enter into this course; 
  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International; and
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.


Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also be required to have access to and bring to class a light long sleeved shirt, steel capped boots, safety glasses, ear muffs or plugs, a sun safe hat, sunscreen, secateurs, rubber dishwashing gloves, and gardening gloves.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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