Diploma of Conservation and Land Management - AHC51116


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

The Diploma of Conservation and Land Management reflects the role of personnel working in management positions with technical level skills in conservation and land management roles.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


10 elective units


  • Negotiate a contract
  • Develop and implement an environmental management strategy
  • Develop a regional pest management plan
  • Manage wildfire hazard reduction programs
  • Plan conservation earthworks
  • Implement a machinery management system
  • Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
  • Plan for successful cultural practice at work
  • Provide specialist advice to clients
  • Manage cultural processes in an Indigenous organisation
  • Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities
  • Develop interpretive activities
  • Investigate suspected breaches of natural resource management legislation
  • Interpret and report on catchment hydrology
  • Implement natural and cultural resource management plans
  • Implement and coordinate catchment management plan
  • Develop and review catchment management plan
  • Develop conservation strategies for cultural resources
  • Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Develop a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program
  • Assess applications for legislative compliance
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Collect and classify plants
  • Manage workplace health and safety processes
  • Prepare and report on data related to flood mitigation
  • Support the implementation of waterways strategies
  • Develop a coastal rehabilitation strategy
  • Manage natural area restoration programs
  • Plan and monitor works projects in catchments and waterways
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
  • Design a natural area restoration project
  • Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies
  • Develop a water quality monitoring program
  • Manage fauna populations
  • Interpret legislation
  • Collect and manage data
  • Manage complex projects
  • Develop a management plan for a designated area
  • Manage staff
  • Survey and report on Aboriginal cultural sites
  • Manage machinery and equipment
  • Develop and review surface water management plan
  • Develop prescribed burning plans
  • Manage WHS hazards associated with plant
  • Provide technical advice on sustainable catchment management
  • Map relationship of business enterprise to culture and Country
  • Develop and report flood mitigation
  • Design control measures and structures
  • Manage the implementation of legislation
  • Plan river restoration works
  • Conduct biological surveys
  • Coordinate the preparation of a regional resource management plan
  • Implement and coordinate surface water management plan
  • Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control program
  • Operate within Community cultures and goals
  • Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
  • Define the pest problem
  • Manipulate and analyse data within geographic information systems
  • Prepare reports
  • Protect heritage and cultural assets
  • Develop environmentally sustainable tourism operations
  • Conduct field research into natural and cultural resources
  • Develop strategies for Indigenous land or sea management
  • Negotiate and monitor contracts
  • Manage natural areas on a rural property
  • Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
  • Develop a system to monitor and evaluate the pest management plan
  • Implement a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program
  • Propose a negotiated outcome for a given area of Country
  • Plan erosion and sediment control measures
  • Develop and review irrigation system management plan
  • Plan prescribed burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management
  • Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
  • Manage parks and reserves
  • Manage restoration of cultural places
  • Close complex projects

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
National Environmental Centre No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Newcastle Campus No
  • Full-time : 18 months
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
  • Online/Off-campus : 18 months
Ryde Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 months
Yallah Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Newcastle Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- PPE, wide brimmed hat, safety glasses, sunglasses, enclosed shoes or boots, gloves, sun block $100- Stationary

Campuses: OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans).Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

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