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 managing and developing policy for protected areas.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 semesters full-time or part-time equivalent
Built on a consortium of universities within Australia, this Masters course is designed to provide overseas and Australian middle level to senior protected area managers with up-to-date skills and knowledge in effectively managing and developing policy for protected areas. Globally relevant information on planning, managing, administering and protecting these areas will be provided through investigating the latest theories and practical case studies. Students will build their expertise in landscapescale planning and management, environmental monitoring, and collaborative governance and management, especially with Indigenous communities.
Employment in senior positions by government park management agencies (e.g. Commonwealth Department of 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 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.
CRICOS Code: 085579J
- Perth Campus or external
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
- Master of Protected Area Management (MPAMan)
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.
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Some units may be delivered in intensive mode. Internet access is required for all students. International students should consult with the Academic Chair to confirm sequence of units.
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