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Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

Course Code: AHC40910
Study Area:
Agriculture, Horticulture and Land Management

Start date: 19 February 2018

End date: 7 December 2018

Deepen your understanding of key conservation and land management issues such as environmental law, animal and plant pest control, biodiversity and more. This course comprises a blend of classroom based study with participation in a wide range of industry projects.

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Traditional Classroom - 1 - Year/s
  • Part time - Traditional Classroom - 2 - Year/s
  • Off campus - On The Job - 2 - Year/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Field staff
  • Nursery worker
  • Summer ranger
  • Weed spraying contractor

  • Attend an information session

Course overview

Provides students with the opportunity to undertake a blend of classroom based study with participation in a range of industry projects as part of their training.One week fieldwork at a national park or wildlife sanctuary of a threatened species. This information is used in their recovery program.Tri-annual macro invertebrates, water quality, fauna and flora study of Bendigo's urban lakes to support management plans of the City of Greater Bendigo. Throughout the year students are involved in fieldwork with Department of Environment and Sustainability, Parks Victoria, North Central Catchment Authority and other Environmental NGO's.Two weeks of work placement for all students at a place of their choosing within the Environmental field.

How to apply
Application to VTAC and supplementary application to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Individual interview
  • Assessment of 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
  • Assignment
  • Project
  • Written test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Observation

Learning options
  • Classroom

Key study areas
Conservation, ecology, parks and environment management, vegetation, wild life surveys and management, aquatic ecology and testing, community engagement, mapping and technologies.

Further study opportunities
  • Graduates are guaranteed a place and credits in the Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Outdoor Recreation Education at La Trobe University
  • Diploma of Conservation Land Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management


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 annual 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 annual course fee*$1,965.00
Concession - average annual course fee*$393.00
Full fee - average annual course fee*$8,515.00
B.   Materials average fee (per year)*$102.00
C.   Consumables average fee (per year)*$120.00
Indicative pricing for:13/02/2017

*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.
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

This page was last updated on 4/09/2017 4:50 PM

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