About the course

About the course

Take advantage of the rapidly expanding industry of land conservation by completing our conservation and land management course. Based at our Lilydale campus, you’ll start your new career by learning about the vital skills and knowledge of land conservation best practice out in Australia’s amazingly diverse natural environment.

Our conservation and land management course provides you with all the learning opportunities you'll need in a practical real-world environment, as well as providing key employment skills along the way. Become highly adept in the areas of machinery operations, plant identification, wildlife management and re-vegetation works under the guidance of instructors with industry know-how.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 12 months 

Part time: 2-3 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

Class days and times: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-4pm

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

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion of our conservation and land management course you can apply for a range of employment opportunities including being a ranger or bushcrew member

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Entry Requirements

Our Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management course contains significant practical components with a focus on giving you the necessary employment skills and confidence to pursue a career conservation land management.

To be eligible for this course, you must possess the communication skills and physical ability to perform practical work placement in the industry.


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 Diploma of Conservation Land Management

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

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

Government Subsidised StandardFull FeeGovernment Subsidised Concession or Job Trainer
Tuition Fee$4,116$13,916$823
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$637$637$637
Retain Course Items$40$40$40
Total Course Estimate$5,042$14,842$1,749
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$5,042$14,842$1,749

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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