About the course

About the course

Our conservation and land management course is the perfect starting point for you to launch your career. You'll acquire a range of much-needed skills in land management to successfully advance your chances of employment in this expanding industry. 

As the classes in our conservation and land management course are practically orientated, you'll gain hands-on experience and undertake most of your work outdoors. You'll learn a range of essential skills, including:

  • machinery operations
  • how to operate and maintain chainsaws
  • planting
  • fencing

You'll also learn many more practical and communication skills to prepare you for job readiness in conservation and land management.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 6 months

Part time: 1 year (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

Class days and times: Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-4pm

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion of our conservation and land management course you can apply for a position in:

  • indigenous land management
  • conservation earthworks
  • lands
  • parks and wildlife
  • natural areas as a conservation support worker
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Entry Requirements

There no prerequisites for this course


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion of our conservation and land management course enables you to apply for the Certificate III in Conservation Land Management at our Lilydale campus

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2,461.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $492.00
Full Tuition Fee $6,141.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material FeesNo materials fee applies
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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