Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

This course is not available to international students.
National code: AHC51120 Diploma (TAFE) Wantirna Send me a link to this course

As our climate changes, so does the environment around us. By studying a Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management at Swinburne, you’ll learn what you can do to protect the natural world and our relationship with it.

Conservation and ecosystem management is a growing industry – never more so than now, as humanity’s impact on the environment increases. With these changes, though, come career opportunities for people like you who are passionate about caring for the land we share.

This course provides you with a high level of skills and knowledge through practical experience. Field studies feature heavily in the curriculum as you learn what it takes to work at a paraprofessional level – with full industry recognition.

Upon graduation, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for Parks Victoria Summer Rangers positions and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Project Fire Fighter positions. You’ll also be ready to pursue work in areas such as land management, conservation earthworks, Indigenous land management, and natural area restoration and management.


1.5 years full-time and 2+ years part-time - VET Mar Intake (01/03/2022) and VET July Intake (11/07/2022).


Wantirna (March, July) - View application and start dates

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time (day & evening)

VTAC course code

  • 3401070754 (fee type determined by provider)