Our conservation and land management course tells the industry that you’re serious about conserving Australia’s amazingly unique natural environment.

This conservation and land management course 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 will 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

National Code AHC51116
Study Areas Conservation & Land Sciences
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 2 years,
PT: 4 years,

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,506.00
Full Tuition Fee $7,496.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $313.50
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, 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.

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

February and July

Full time: 2 years
Part time: 4 years
Class days and times: Thursdays and Fridays, 9am to 4pm


There are no entry requirements.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE 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.

Successful completion will enable you to apply for the Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management or another related course.

VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities including:

  • lands, parks and wildlife manager
  • senior ranger

Completion of 10 elective units.

Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:56pm