INTERNATIONAL

Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

CRICOS Code: 104847K
National Code: AHC51120


Description

Advance your career in natural resource management with this Diploma. You’ll develop the practical skills and knowledge you need to take on skilled and paraprofessional positions in conservation and ecosystem management. You can tailor your studies to suit your career goals with our wide range of electives. Focus on indigenous land management, conservation earthworks, lands, parks and wildlife, or natural area management. Develop your understanding of the legal and policy framework for conservation and natural resource management and learn about data collection and report writing. Become a soil conservation specialist, landcare manager, land management supervisor, indigenous land manager, park ranger, environmental officer in lands, parks and wildlife, or a natural resources manager. Be yourself with TAFE SA.

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40 weeks
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.
  • This course has a large component of field work, therefore a moderate level of physical fitness is required.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Tuition Fees
Incidental Fees*
Semester 1
AUD $5300
AUD $150*
Semester 2
AUD $5300
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Fee Totals
AUD $10600
AUD $150*
Total Course Cost
AUD $10750

* International students will need to purchase steel cap boots, broad brimmed hat, secateurs if they don't already own these items. Details will be provided upon commencement.

Note: TAFE SA course fees are subject to regular increases and are reviewed annually. As such, the course fees for 2023 have increased and are published on this site. TAFE SA accepts applications for courses commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management (AHC51120)
    The course enables individuals to select an indigenous land management, conservation earthworks, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus, or a mix of these. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 elective units.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse and present research information 40
    Collect and classify plants 120
    Collect and manage data 120
    Conduct biological surveys 200
    Define the pest problem 100
    Design an ecological restoration project 200
    Develop a coastal rehabilitation strategy 180
    Develop a management plan for a designated area 200
    Develop a water quality monitoring program 120
    Develop interpretive activities 60
    Plan and evaluate burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management 120
    Plan river restoration works 150
    Plan the implementation of revegetation works 80
    Produce maps for land management purposes 120
    Provide specialist advice to clients 100
    Write and present reports 60

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