Federation University

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is Australia's newest university built on a history of success. FedUni was created by bringing together the University of Ballarat and the Monash University Gippsland Campus. We are the only regional, multi-sector university and the third oldest site of higher learning in Australia. FedUni offers access to higher education, TAFE, secondary schooling and research opportunities. With campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland and the Wimmera, the University's programs are also delivered online and via a range of partner institutes across Australia and around the globe. FedUni has around 23,000 international and domestic students. We are committed to serving regional Victorian communities, yet have a broad national and international outlook. FedUni offers the best of both worlds; combining a strong tradition of 144 years of tertiary education with the freedom and dynamism that comes with being a multi-sector University with close links to local industry and technology.

At Federation University our graduates are given the knowledge, skills and experience to prepare them for a career in the diverse field of natural resource management.

The Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management is designed to offer an entry level training in this field. Students can be enrolled as trainees, with a signed training agreement, and combine their employment with training to achieve this nationally recognised qualification. This Certificate is also available to students who are not employed in the industry.

Forming a part of the Conservation and Land Management National Training Package, the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management will prepare you to work within environmental management with a broad range of skills. Prepare for a career in supervisory positions in land management for local government, national parks and wildlife departments as well as other agencies throughout the government and non-government sectors.

Our Environmental and Conservation Science degree graduates develop a strong science background in disciplines including ecology, biology and geology, and gain extensive applied understanding and real world experience in themes such as GIS, research design, Australian flora and fauna, fire and wetlands. Students build valuable capability through participating in extended field trips to places such as the Otways, Murray River wetlands and the University's Nanya Research Station in southwest New South Wales, where they put their learning into practice.

Graduates from Federation University have a long history of being highly valued by environmental agencies, government bodies and private industry and the applied nature of their program is considered a key to their employment readiness.