Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Biological Surveys
Catchment Management
Cultural Heritage
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Shortest full-time duration

2 years

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The RMIT Diploma of Conservation and Land Management will introduce you to the skills used by land managers, park rangers, site assessors, water quality assessors and conservation staff.

You'll learn how to survey animals and plants, monitor waterways, assess and restore natural sites and undertake cultural studies relating to land management, gaining the skills and knowledge needed to work in the field managing natural resources.

Study takes place in a mix of classroom, laboratory and field settings. The course includes field trips to a variety of locations around Melbourne and overnight excursions to places such as Heywood and Barmah Forest.
Graduate career opportunities

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include conducting fauna and flora surveys, land restoration - re-vegetation and weed control, land management, monitoring biodiversity of natural areas and monitoring water quality.

Work-based learning available as part of the course

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

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Additional information

To successfully complete the course students must undertake off campus fieldwork components (1 day to 5 days) per year.

Course fees

You can find general fee information for a course at RMIT here.

Scholarships available

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships here.


The completion of the Certificate III in Science or the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation science stream may provide a pathway into this course (certain criteria must be met).

Graduates of this course with a minimum GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0, may be eligible for credit of up to one year (depending on the minor chosen) for the Bachelor of Environmental Science if successful in gaining a place.

Accredited code

AHC51116 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management