Conservation & Land Management

Sustaining and protecting our environment has never had so much focus worldwide. Now’s the perfect time to take your passion for the outdoors and turn it into a career. 

We welcome all champions of nature to our Conservation and Land Management courses. We have short courses focused on regeneration of our local flora, Certificate II to Diploma.

Get involved in community projects. Rehabilitate, regenerate and protect land indigenous to our part of the Victorian landscape. Use your qualifications to work in forestry, coastal regeneration, parks and wildlife services anywhere in Australia.

Take advantage of the exciting career opportunities that exist in this expanding industry. Our graduates gain skills and knowledge for a range of jobs across rural industries:

  • Catchment Management Officer
  • Field Staff/Operator
  • Park Ranger
  • Landcare Coordinator
  • Water Management Officer
  • Environmental Planner
  • Education Officer

We customise courses to suit your strengths and career goals. Horticulture and Agriculture programs can be packaged with Conservation and Land Management to create the perfect course for you and your business.

You’ll learn from our industry experienced Trainers. We teach on campus and hands on through field trips to show you local conservation projects and challenges. Learn land management in action.


This qualification provides a first-hand experience of what it is like to work in the landscape industry. This program is ideal as a pre-apprenticeship course or a springboard for further study. You’ll work in a team to plan and build a series of landscape projects based around the GOTAFE William Orr Campus.

You’ll learn how to construct paving, retaining walls, irrigation, plant selection and propagation, soil structure plus garden bed preparation and planting.
This course can be undertaken as Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)/ Technical Education Centre/TEC or as a Apprentice/Trainee. Course undertaken as a dual qualification with AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

Read more about AHC21616 Certificate II in Landscaping

This program provides the skills and knowledge required to build a range of landscape installations. Students will learn how to estimate and prepare quotations for landscape projects; interpret landscape design plans, develop horticultural skills and construction techniques on how to lay pavers and block work, build retaining walls, plan and construct irrigation and drainage systems.

Read more about AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Passionate about landcare? With the Certificate III, you’ll discover how to restore the balance between people and the environment. We have the best learning facilities in regional Victoria right here at GOTAFE. Gain experience in weed control, revegetation, plant identification and plant propagation. Focus on national parks, revegetation and land rehabilitation.

Graduate with a dual qualification: Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management. Gain the skills and job readiness sought after by employers in this competitive industry. We’ll support you to master your skills and knowledge on the job.

Read more about AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation Land Management