Our impact on the environment continues to have a massive impact on farming properties, bushland, coastal and forest areas. Looking after Australia’s natural resources requires an understanding of how ecosystems work.
This knowledge will lead to career opportunities such as bush crew supervisor, catchment and land manager, environmental officer, landcare coordinator and park ranger.
You will gain skills and knowledge in:
- flora and fauna
- biodiversity values
- soils and erosion control
- revegetation and restoration
- pest plants and animals
- other threats to natural systems.
We recognise that undertaking field work will give you a much better understanding of the environmental issues faced at both the local and wider level, so you can expect a variety of field work and excursion opportunities as well as an occasional overnight camp.
Classes are held at the Epping campus of Melbourne Polytechnic where you will gain important understanding of environmental issues through regular field work and extended trips. Some examples of recent field work include:
- weed mapping at Plenty Valley Parklands
- revegetation with the Cottles Bridge Landcare group
- flora and fauna surveys on private property and parklands at Kinglake
- Northern Pacific seastar survey at St Kilda
- waterway health survey on the Darebin Creek
- bird survey at Mill Park Lakes
- stone tool making at Yan Yean
- Grampians camp
|Diploma of Conservation and Land Management|
Would you like to turn your commitment to the environment into a successful career? With our Diploma of Conservation and Land Management you can help manage Australia’s natural resources in the long term. With the extensive field experience, knowledge and practical skills gained through this course, you will be trained to identify and respond proactively to the challenges of biodiversity loss, global warming and environmental damage.
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