The Diploma in Conservation and Ecosystem Management will provide you with a thorough understanding of environmental science, conservation issues, and the skills and knowledge required for managing species and their habitats.
As an essential part of the curriculum, you will participate in a variety of hands-on activities, such as fieldwork and training in the field, which will provide you with a comprehensive set of technical and practical skills.
Also, you will have the opportunity to undergo on-the-job training in natural area conservation projects in compliance with public land management authorities. This will help you advance your professional career and prepare the path for a future career as a land manager.
What you will study
For this qualification, you must successfully complete 10 elective units. Holmesglen chose the elective courses with feedback from the sector.
Develop a water quality monitoring program
Conduct biological surveys
Collect and classify plants
Design an ecological restoration project
Manage implementation of ecological restoration programs
Plan and evaluate burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management
Develop a management plan for a designated area
Manage fauna populations
Define the pest problem
Develop a coastal rehabilitation strategy
Recognize the biological, environmental, and social factors that shape the dynamics of various terrestrial ecosystems. This will help you comprehend how these processes affect landscape patterns, ecological functions, and service provision.
Consider ecosystems and landscapes as socio-ecological systems. This includes interactions between social and ecological variables along spatial and temporal dimensions, as well as the impacts of climate change, social and economic development, management decisions, and bushfires.
Utilizing your diverse knowledge and skills, create new, integrative, morally sound, inclusive of all cultures, and evidence-based approaches to landscape policy, planning, and management, including conservation.
Develop and demonstrate proficiency in the use of cutting-edge remotely sensing and spatial scientific technologies and methods for evaluating, tracking, and analyzing ecosystems, land uses, flora, and fauna.
Critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis are necessary to apply qualitative and quantitative data about ecosystems, people, and natural resources to a decision-making process.
Recognize and combine different, sometimes contradictory aspects into plans for managing ecosystems and landscapes, including watershed hydrology, carbon sequestration, community involvement, indigenous cultural heritage, wildfire behavior and control, biodiversity conservation, ecological restoration, and food, water, and timber ecosystems.
Engage and sustain constructive relationships with ecosystem stakeholders (individuals, communities, industry). This encompasses information and power concerns, as well as value or interest conflicts.
Opportunities in the field of employment include the following:
Indigenous land manager
Working in ecosystem restoration, rehabilitation and renewal
Marine and/or coastal management.
There are no official requirements for this course.
Before enrolling in the program or beginning the course, you will be required to pass a reading and numeracy test as well as a pre-training interview. These will validate your training plan, help establish whether you are a suitable fit for the course, and help you identify any needs for learning aids.
English Language Requirements
IELTS - 6.0
TOEFL - 60
Tuition Fee and Scholarships
AUD $16,337 Per Year