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AHC51120 Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

AHC51120 Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

National ID AHC51120 State ID BGF9

Manage conservation and land management projects.

Become a champion for the land and those that depend on it. Learn to be an effective manager, while gaining skills in the management of fauna, plant life classification, surveying and more.

Conservation and ecosystem

This course is eligible for a VET student loan. To see if you're eligible and to find more visit our Student Loans page. 

CampusesBatavia Coast Maritime Institute.

When Available all year round.

Study Mode Online.

Take your passion for working with plants and animals to the next level.

When you complete the Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

You will have the skills and knowledge to lead in the land conservation industry, specialising in areas such as Indigenous land management, ecosystem rehabilitation, conservation, parks management, wildlife management, marine and water management. 


Some things you'll learn:

  • How to develop a management plan for a designated area
  • How to conduct biological surveys
  • How to design a natural area restoration project

This course is right for you if:

  • You have a passion for conservation
  • You've already got experience in the field and want to upskill
  • You're ready to specialise in a certain stream

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Available all year round, 2024


When Available all year round, 2024
Where Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
How Self Paced External

Units and fees

To attain this qualification, you are required to successfully complete ten (10) units of competence, comprising zero (0) core and ten (10) elective units selected from the options provided below. 

For an approximate fee estimate, mark the boxes below corresponding to the number of units needed for this course. The estimated fees will be displayed on the right-hand side


National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Conduct biological surveys
$868.50 $0.00
Design an ecological restoration project
$1,042.20 $0.00
Develop a management plan for a designated area
$1,042.20 $0.00
Develop a regional pest management plan
$636.90 $0.00
Develop a system to monitor and evaluate the pest management plan
$521.10 $0.00
Collect and manage data
$636.90 $0.00
Write and present reports
$202.65 $0.00
Provide specialist advice to clients
$521.10 $0.00
Undertake project work
$318.45 $0.00
Develop interpretive activities
$318.45 $0.00

Please note: Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
  • Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
  • For Lower Fees, Local Skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
  • Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
  • Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
  • Secondary school aged persons (in 2024, students born on or after 1 July 2006 who are at least 15 years old in 2024) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply. 
  • VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.

More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700

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