Study Areas

Conservation and Land Management


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
  • mapping
  • 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
Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration
Our Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration provides a starting point into a career in natural resource management, with a focus on restoring degraded natural areas. If you are interested in the preservation of beautiful natural areas, conservation and land management – this is the course for you.

Short Courses

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