C5367 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

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Plan: C5367 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
Qualification national code: AHC51116
Nominal hours: 1350
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) Full Time 4 Years (8 semesters) Part Time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
CRICOS code: 092604K

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Purpose of the Program

RMIT's Conservation and Land management program provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the field managing natural resources.

You will spend a large part of your time outdoors learning hands-on skills from industry professionals and carrying out project based work. This will take place in both urban and rural locations and will bring you into contact with other professionals from a range of government and community organisations.

During the course of the program you will:

develop an understanding of the identification and surveying of plants and animals
engage with the processes of restoration of natural areas, water quality monitoring and the development of management plans 
gain an understanding of the importance of the identification and protection of sites of cultural heritage significance

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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of the Diploma of Conservation & Land Management are guaranteed entry with 1 years of credit (= 96 credit points) into BP192 Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Biology Minor).

Graduates of the Diploma of Conservation & Land Management are guaranteed entry with credit for 6 courses  (= 72 credit points) into BP192 Bachelor of Environmental Science  (Environmental Chemistry Minor). 

Graduates of the Diploma of Conservation & Land Management are guaranteed entry with credit for 7 courses  (= 84 credit points) into BP192 Bachelor of Environmental Science  (Geospatial Science Minor). 


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Entrance requirements

Current Year 12—there are no prerequisite studies.

Non-Year 12 applicants are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

Equity admissions schemes
RMIT understands that people’s backgrounds and circumstances can affect their access to education and training. RMIT’s equity admissions schemes allow applicants to explain the circumstances that have adversely affected their education, and demonstrate their capacity for future academic success.

Further information is available at http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia, there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Conservation and Land management. However the School of Vocational Engineering, Health & Sciences  maintains strong links through its Program Advisory Committee.

Employers and industry professionals are members of the Program Advisory Committee and have contributed to both the initial development and ongoing improvement of this program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and the needs of graduate employers.

Many of the teaching staff within the program are practising (or have been) industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.

These networks are further enhanced by the School's Work Integrated Learning courses, which provide you with an opportunity to undertake extensive field work in a range of locations where you will often work alongside industry staff from organisations such as Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water, local councils and others.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to overnight field trips, the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

    * transition to tertiary study and learning
    * study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences
      if relevant
    * enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form
      of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
    * career development and employment
    * living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
    * opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
    * opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well
      as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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