18 months full time
Our Diploma of Conservation and Land Management AHC51116 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, Northern Lodge and Yan Yean training facilities 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.
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.
Information about assessment will be provided at the start of each unit. Assessment methods include: observation, demonstration, simulated workplace, written assessment, portfolio and case studies.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCFAU501||MANAGE FAUNA POPULATIONS||Elective||150|
|AHCFIR502||PLAN PRESCRIBED BURNING FOR FUEL, ECOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||Elective||60|
|AHCILM501||CONDUCT FIELD RESEARCH INTO NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES||Elective||200|
|AHCLPW501||DEVELOP A MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR A DESIGNATED AREA||Elective||200|
|AHCNAR402||Plan the implementation of revegetation works||Elective||80|
|AHCNAR502||CONDUCT BIOLOGICAL SURVEYS||Elective||200|
|AHCNRM502||DEVELOP A WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM||Elective||120|
|AHCPCM502||Collect and classify plants||Elective||120|
|AHCPMG413||DEFINE THE PEST PROBLEM||Elective||100|
|AHCWRK502||COLLECT AND MANAGE DATA||Elective||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.
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|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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 19 November 2020. 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, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
You must bring personal protective equipment: steel capped boots, gloves and eye protection.
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'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for. And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'
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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