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Whether it’s parks, revegetation, land rehabilitation or conservation, a certificate or diploma course is your gateway into this industry. And our speciality gardens, soil lab and greenhouse facilities work closely with  Parks Victoria, the state’s largest employer in this sector.
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This course highlights the importance of classroom based learning and practical field based work.

Students will develop an understanding of environmental issues and work closely with industry as part of annual works programs through weekly field trips.

Throughout this course, you will gain experience in planning and implementing a range of conservation and land management projects including mapping and biodiversity projects, inspection and monitoring cultural places, re-vegetation projects, plant identification, pest plant and animal management, developing interpretive activities, fauna management, and flora and fauna identification.

All of our projects are run jointly with public land management agencies, which may include Mornington Peninsula Shire, Kingston City Council, Parks Victoria, and the National Trust of Victoria.


This course provides you with a thorough understanding of environmental science, its specialised skills, and knowledge in general land management.

As an integral part of the course you will be provided with a broad base of technical and practical skills in field work through on site training.

In agreement with Parks Victoria and local councils, you will be given the opportunity to train on site in natural area restoration programs.

This will not only improve the park's environmental values, but also assist you in your professional development, leading towards a career as a land manager.

After completing this course you will be qualified to undertake a range of field and technical roles for government or agencies such as the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Parks Victoria, local councils and private sector agencies.


Conservation and Land Management Open Days

Visit us on Open Day for an overview of the Horticulture industry, starting at 4.30pm. You'll get to tour the horticulture department's facilities (at the Waverley campus), talk to teachers and get the information you need to study a course in horticulture, arboriculture, landscape construction and design, parks and gardens, nursery, turf or sustainability. We'll even help you apply on the night!

- , Thu, 29 Nov - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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