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Melbourne Polytechnic Epping

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Would you like to turn your commitment to the environment into a successful career? With our Diploma of Conservation and Land Management you can help manage Australia’s natural resources in the long term. With the extensive field experience, knowledge and practical skills gained through this course, you will be trained to identify and respond proactively to the challenges of biodiversity loss, global warming and environmental damage.

Advance your contribution to Australia’s sustainability

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Conservation and Land Management is recognised as an excellent foundation for a career in conservation and land and catchment protection, fire risk and park management.

Industry connections and resources

Many of the projects undertaken in the course are in conjunction with a range of agencies such as Darebin Parklands, Whittlesea City Council, Parks Victoria, and Landcare.


Employment outcomes

Roles and area of focus are diverse. Positions can be found with private contractors or government agencies. As a graduate, you can apply for positions in the following areas:

  • bushland management,
  • catchment and land management,
  • environmental management,
  • environmental planning officer,
  • landcare or specific property planning,
  • parkland, flora and fauna management.

You are strongly advised to develop your own contacts within the industry by joining appropriate volunteer groups and undertaking a wide range of work experience in this way.

Quality with flexibility at Melbourne Polytechnic

You’ll learn from our qualified and highly experienced staff, undertaking field work in natural bush settings close to our Epping campus and on specialised field trips to beautiful locations such as the Grampians, Kinglake National Park and around Port Phillip Bay.

Benefit from our learning facilities, including fully equipped computer labs. You can take this course part time to fit around your other commitments.

Ask us about pathways to Higher Education from this qualification.

Fascinating field work

Check out some of the videos students have captured of native fauna during recent nestbox surveys and nocturnal fauna surveys using remote sensing cameras:

  • A family of sugar gliders 
  • A common brush tail possum 
  • Agile antechinus 
  • Family of ringtail possums 
  • Mountain brushtail possums 
  • Common wombat

Check out our Facebook Page at Conservation & Sustainability at Melbourne Polytechnic


Detailed information about assessment will be provided at the start of each unit. Assessment methods include: observation, demonstration, questioning, assignments, tests, reports, products, portfolio, and third party reports.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Note: we very much encourage mature-aged students to apply.

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First Instalment AUD3,250.00
Total duration 24 MONTH(S)

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First Instalment AUD3,250.00
Total duration 24 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

  • providing higher education and vocational education, and
  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


  • Our international students come from over 70 different countries and study across six campuses and almost eighty courses.
  • We offer practical industry relevant training designed in consultation with leading practitioners.
  • We have outstanding student support, with free academic, financial, career and personal counselling, and free airport pick up.
  • Our onsite facilities offer leading edge technology and real life working conditions, like restaurants, salons and recording studios.
  • Every one of our qualifications is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.
  • We are goverment funded and owned.
  • Winner of the Australian Governments Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education (in 2014, runner up in 2015).
  • We employ motivated, passionate teachers who have extensive experience in their field and links to industry.
  • To study in Melbourne, the worlds most liveable city.


  • Melbourne Polytechnic Green Skills Centre
  • Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre
  • Meat and Fish Processing Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Library
  • Free Student Parking
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Melbourne, Cnr Cooper St & Dalton Rd
Epping VIC 3076

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