Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

Course Code: AHC40916
Study Area:
Conservation and Land Management

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, interactive learning (using a mix of live demonstrations and the ability to connect with your classmates and teachers for support) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Start date: February 2021

End date: December 2021

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • This course may lead to employment as a: • Field Staff • Nursery Worker • Weed Spraying Contractor

  • You need to have satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills. You must also be physically fit and prepared to work in an outdoor environment.

Course overview

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the conservation and land management industry. This qualification enables a selection of units from indigenous land management, natural area restoration, conservation earthworks or lands, parks and wildlife to create a general qualification as a job focus. No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are know to apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Attend a compulsory Interview. Assessment of your VTAC application.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Observation, Simulation, Written Questions, Written Assignment

Learning options
  • Online

Key study areas

Further study opportunities
  • You may go on to study the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (AHC51116), or pathway to a university level course


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$4,132.80
Concession - average total course fee*$828.80
Full fee - average total course fee*$15,344.00
B.   Materials average fee**$470.40
C.   Consumables average fee**$616.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 22/09/2020 5:18 PM

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