2 years full time / available part time
2 years full time / available part time
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Conservation and Land Management will teach you the knowledge and skills to manage natural resources and respond to the challenges of biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental damage. With land degradation in Australia costing more than $1 billion every year, land management and conservation is an industry growing through necessity.
The diploma offers hands-on experience and practical skills taught by industry experts. You can’t protect the environment from a classroom alone, so you’ll be conducting field work in natural bush close to our Epping campus and on specialised field trips to beautiful locations around Victoria. Melbourne Polytechnic collaborates with key organisations including Darebin Parklands, Whittlesea City Council, Parks Victoria and Landcare to develop projects focused on real world issues to provide you with unique experience before you’ve even entered the workplace. You might even meet some vulnerable or endangered species - like the adorable brush-tailed phascogale!
The diploma will teach you how to manage the environment in modern times, with a sustainable approach at the core of your studies. This course could be your first step into an exciting and impactful career engaging with our natural environment. You might be employed by government agencies or private organisations in the conservation of land, catchment protection, park, flora or fauna management or fire risk. Best of all, you’ll have the knowledge to help lead Australia’s natural resources into the future
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
You are strongly advised to develop your own contacts within the industry by joining appropriate volunteer groups and undertaking a wide range of work experience in this way.
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Information about assessment will be provided at the start of each unit. Assessment methods include: observation, demonstration, questioning, assignments, tests, reports, products, portfolio, third party reports, self-assessment
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCWRK502||COLLECT AND MANAGE DATA||Core||120|
|AHCNAR502||CONDUCT BIOLOGICAL SURVEYS||Core||200|
|AHCPCM502||COLLECT AND CLASSIFY PLANTS||Core||120|
|AHCPMG413||DEFINE THE PEST PROBLEM||Core||100|
|AHCFIR502||PLAN PRESCRIBED BURNING FOR FUEL, ECOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||Core||60|
|AHCLPW501||DEVELOP A MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR A DESIGNATED AREA||Core||200|
|AHCFAU501||MANAGE FAUNA POPULATIONS||Core||150|
|AHCNAR402||PLAN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REVEGETATION WORKS||Core||80|
|AHCILM501||CONDUCT FIELD RESEARCH INTO NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES||Core||200|
|AHCNRM502||DEVELOP A WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM||Core||120|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
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|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counseling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400
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