This course is designed to provide overseas and Australian middle level to senior protected area managers with up-to-date skills and knowledge in effectively administering protected areas.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 semester full-time or part-time equivalent; students commencing mid-year will need two semesters minimum enrolment to complete requirements
This course is designed to provide overseas and Australian middle level to senior protected area managers with up-to-date skills and knowledge in effectively administering protected areas. Through practically oriented study, you will be provided with state-of-the-art information on managing human resources and complex organisations. You will also be able to build your expertise in monitoring, strategic assessment and system planning. This course is relevant to managers employed by public and private organisations managing lands and waters for biodiversity and other values.
Employment opportunities exist in government park management agencies (e.g. Commonwealth Department of the Environment, WA Department of Parks and Wildlife or Parks Victoria), environmental non-government organisations (e.g. Pew Charitable Trusts) and private reserve managers (e.g. Bush Heritage Australia).
The professional outcome is a Certificate in Protected Area Administration addressing key competency requirements identified internationally (by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)) for protected area managers.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
- Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Administration (GradCertPAAdmin)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
Entry requirements for
Some units may be delivered in intensive mode. Internet access is required for all students. Most of the units are available in Semester 1 so full-time students will need to undertake their study in this semester.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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