Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Deepening
Course Location
Morwell; Online; Lakes Entrance
Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year - 18 months
Course Cost
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Study Modes
Online; Off Campus; Full Time; Blended

Morewell Campus
Phone:  (03) 5120 4542
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: industryprograms@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Lakes Entrance Campus
Bruce Macpherson
(03) 51 556 511
Email: b.macpherson@federationtraining.edu.au

Course Overview

Do you want your career to support an environmentally sustainable Australia, rich in biodiversity?

The Diploma of Conservation and Land Management reflects the role of personnel working in management positions with technical level skill in land management roles.

It is designed for, land managers, bush regenerators, landcare workers, weed officers, project fire fighter, local council and students of environmental management.

The course aims to give you the knowledge and skills you need to:

  • Assess the condition of the landscape you are working with
  • Draw up plans for managing and restoring a particular land system
  • Improve your landcare and natural resource management skills
  • Work effectively with others on landcare, catchment and natural resource management projects
  • Understand the safety, legal and policy framework for conservation and natural resource management

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Lands, parks and wildlife manager
  • Senior Ranger
  • Wildlife Officer
  • Coordinator of landcare groups,  land managers, bush regenerators, landcare workers, weed officers and students of environmental management.
  • Local, State and National Government biodiversity, conservation and land management environmental positions

Entry Requirements

  • Year 12 (or equivalent), or mature age.
  • Industry experience.
  • Completion of courses relevant to this field of study.
  • Attendance at an interview.


None. However, preference will be granted to students who have studied in this area in previous courses, Horticulture or Conservation.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


A range of assessment methods will be used, including practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving, documents/folio, group projects, group discussions, examinations, and oral presentations.

Opportunities For Further Study

Further training pathways from this qualification include any of the specialist qualifications in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management training package at Advanced Diploma levels. 

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Elective units
* A selection of 10 elective units are to be undertaken.  Please contact us for further information.