Protect endangered species. Advise on bushfire prevention programs. Manage waterway redevelopment projects. Take your love for the environment and make it your career. With this diploma, you'll perfect your skills across science and management. Becoming an expert in conservation and land management means you can work in rural, suburban and metro settings with a large amount of time being spent outdoors. You may wish to work in a laboratory or you might prefer working outdoors. Whichever avenue you choose, you'll have a career with plenty of hands-on work. This program is a component of the Conservation and Land Management National Training Package and prepares graduates to work within environmental management with a broad range of skills. It provides the participants with the skills and knowledge to work in community co-ordination and facilitation, indigenous land management, lands parks and wildlife, natural area restoration, vertebrate pest management and weed management. You will learn to develop management plans for designated areas, including restoration projects. Students study the management of fauna populations, conduct biological surveys and collect and classify plants and will develop sound scientific and critical analysis skills. These will prepare you for your career in the field as well as laboratory and management positions. The Diploma is a very hands on program with a strong emphasis on practical learning. Upon completion, students have strong field experience with underpinning knowledge. Graduates who go on to study in the degree program are very well prepared and tend to excel.