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, fencing 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 (this course will begin as online delivery and then move into face to face delivery)

Part time: 2-3 years (this course will begin as online delivery and then move into face to face delivery; the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

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

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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 apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for a traineeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.


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.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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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 ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$794$3,969$13,769
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$637$637$637
Retain Course Items$120$120$120
Total Course Estimate$1,791$4,966$14,766
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,791$4,966$14,766

* 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).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates 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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