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Start date(s):

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 1.5 years , Part Time: Variable



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.

Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete 10 units.

Units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.

If you have already completed other eligible units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards





Manage fauna populations


Manage wildfire hazard reduction programs


Develop a management plan for a designated area


Conduct biological surveys


Design a natural area restoration project


Manage natural area restoration programs


Develop a coastal rehabilitation strategy


Develop a water quality monitoring program


Collect and classify plants


Define the pest problem

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

Attendance at interview and completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy testing.


You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.



After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed AHC51116 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management.


Graduates of this program can undertake further studies in the environment and conservation field.


- Seasonal park officer
- Nursery worker
-Re-vegetation crew
- Landcare worker
- Park ranger
-Environmental officer

How to apply


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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.


Apply through VTAC for the February intake for full-time study.


Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.




Full Fee


Government subsidised


Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

VET Student Loans are available to eligible students to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options

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Contact details

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, 24 Jan - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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