Human demand on the environment continues to have a massive impact on farming properties, bushland, coastal and forest areas. Looking after Australia's natural resources needs an understanding of how ecosystems work.
Such knowledge will lead to career opportunities as bush crew supervisor, catchment and land manager, environmental officer, landcare coordinator and park ranger.
You will gain skills in:
- flora and fauna
- biodiversity values
- soils and erosion control
- revegetation and restoration
- pest plants and animals
- other threats to natural systems
All staff agrees that undertaking field work gives you a much better understanding of the environmental issues faced at both the local and wider level. So you can expect a variety of field work and excursion opportunities as well as the occasional overnight camp.
Courses are held in the natural surrounds of the Epping and Fairfield campuses, while you will gain important understanding of environmental issues through regular field work and extended trips:
- weed mapping at Plenty Valley Parklands
- revegetation at the Growling Frog Golf Course
- flora and fauna surveys on private property and parklands at Wedderburn and Kinglake
- kangaroo count at Woodlands Parkland
- bird survey at Mill Park Lakes
- stone tool making at Yan Yean
- tours to the Little Desert, Western District and Kinglake
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If you care about environmental issues and the conservation of our natural resources, this course will develop your knowledge of bushland regeneration and revegetation. You will learn skills including how to apply approaches to restoration, conservation and management of natural areas, parks and reserves. You will also be able to undertake an Australian apprenticeship for this course.
If you are engaged in the work of conservation and land management, this course has a focus on advancing your skills through on-the-ground experience, including field trips. In an era of global warming, improve your ability to protect and preserve our natural world.
This entry-level course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to commence a career in the bush regeneration/revegetation and the management of natural areas, parks and reserves.
The increasing human demands being made globally on natural resources is driving the need to manage their use in a way that will sustain these resources for future generations. Understanding the concept and principles of sustainability is essential to change behaviour and practices. The Diploma of Sustainability provides an opportunity to gain the tools required to be involved in the development of a sustainable society. These skills are in increasing demand by many industries. The Diploma of Sustainability can be completed in conjunction with another diploma qualification or higher to achieve a dual qualification.