About the course

About the course

Our conservation and land management course tells the industry you’re serious about conserving Australia’s amazingly unique natural environment. It is perfectly suited to you if you’re passionate about best-practice land management and are seeking a pathway to a role as a senior manager. You’ll develop the necessary practical and technical skills required to confidently lead clients or team members towards successful conservation and land management projects.

After completing our conservation and land management course you'll have the ability to confidently:

  • manage staff
  • manage fauna populations
  • monitor biodiversity
  • develop a management plan for a designated area
  • conduct biological surveys
  • collect and classify plants
  • develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 2 years (this course will begin as online delivery and then move into face to face delivery)

Part time: 3-4 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

Class days and times: Mondays and Tuesdays OR 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 land management course you can apply for a range of employment opportunities including being a:

  • lands, parks and wildlife manager
  • senior ranger
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Entry Requirements

You must have completed Year 11 or be mature-aged and possess the communication skills and have the physical ability to undertake this hands-on 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.


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion of our conservation land management course enables you to apply for the Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management or another related course

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

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

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$9,572$20,041
Service Fee$325$325
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80
Material Fee$803$803
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$10,780$21,249
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$4,202$8,192

* 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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