Course Summary

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (AHC51110)

(International Students)

The Diploma of Conservation and Land Management at Sunshine Coast TAFE will provide you grounding in an ecosystems approach to natural resource management.
Throughout this program you'll gain sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the development and facilitation of conservation and land management projects, including planning, assessment and management. You'll explore current environmental issues and acquire a sound basis and understanding of current environmental legislation.

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Middle of Year


Information : Orientation
Wednesday 16 July
9:00am to 4:00pm
Nambour campus, H block, room 1

This course study time equates to 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) 9.00am - 4.00pm this includes 11 hours of self-paced online study and 11 hours of teacher contact time per week.

Note: Students MUST wear enclosed footwear for the duration of the course and bring a broad rim hat. Students will require their own computer connected to the internet to complete self-paced study prior to commencing study.

Career Prospects : Vocational opportunities for successful graduates include park ranger, environmental surveying and auditing, vegetation management, wildlife management, plant propagation, education, community group consultation and management.

Students who have completed a Certificate III in Horticulture, Certificate III Natural Area Restoration, Certificate III Conservation of Land Management or higher will have the underpinning knowledge and skills that will assist in completion of this program. 
Academic Entry Requirements : You must be 18 years of age to study as an International Student.

You must have successfully completed year 10 (or equivalent) or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

English Language Requirements : If your first language is not English, you must satisfy one of the following English language proficiency requirements:
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), academic module - score of 5.5 with no individual score less than 5.0. NOTE: All applicants from AL3 and AL4 countries must sit an IELTS test
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 530 for the paper based test; 197 for the computer based; 71 for the internet based test
  • International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) - minimum individual score of three
  • Australian Year 12 English (or equivalent) - Sound Achievement rating
  • Cambridge First Certificate of English - A or B grades
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
  • Successful completion of an acceptable formal course where the medium of instruction was English. This does not include English Language Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
  • Swedish applicants - V, VG or MVG in English A and English B on your School Leaving Certificate
Additional Requirements :  
CRICOS Code : 081496M 

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Commences :

February and July

Location :

Nambour Campus
91 Windsor Road, Nambour
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Duration : 6 Months     
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Enrolment Information

Before You Enrol :

Direct Enrolment

By telephone
You can enrol over the phone and we will complete all of the necessary forms for you and take your payment. Payments are accepted by credit card on (07) 5457 1000 between 8am - 5pm Mon-Fri.

In Person
Call into any of our Customer Contact Centres and we will provide you with full details of your course and complete your enrolment forms with you.
We can take payment directly over the counter using cash, cheques, credit cards and EFTPOS - Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30pm at the following Campuses:
  • Nambour 91 Windsor Road, Nambour
  • Mooloolaba 34 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek

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Fauna Applied research
AHCWRK503A Prepare reports
AHCFAU501A Manage fauna populations
AHCPMG503A Develop a strategy for the management of target pests

AHCWRK511A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
AHCOHS501A Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes

Riparian Conservation
AHCNRM502A Develop a water quality monitoring program
AHCSAW502A Plan erosion and sediment control measures
AHCLPW501A Develop a management plan for a designated area

Flora Applied Research
AHCNAR502A Conduct biological surveys
AHCPCM502A Collect and classify plants

Additional Information

Further Study :

After successfully completing this program you may be eligible for credit transfer for relevant study at various Australian universities. Click here for more information about pathways to university with Sunshine Coast TAFE.


Information Current : 17/04/2014
Core competencies are mandatory. Elective competencies are offered at the institute's discretion. This course may include some competencies in excess of qualification requirements, programs are designed to meet industry needs. All program information and approximate course costs are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

To be eligible to access Government funded training you must have a Queensland residential address. Advertised fee structures apply to QLD residents only. If a resident resides outside of QLD Commercial/Fee for Service Fees will apply. Please check at time of enrolment for current details.
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