Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Conservation and Management

Are you driven by a passion to conserve wildlife in both natural and captive environments? Do you yearn to make a tangible difference in the survival of endangered species? Are you curious about the methods and strategies that can protect wildlife at risk of extinction? This Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Conservation and Management is your gateway to making a meaningful impact in the field of wildlife preservation.
Course Provider
The Learning Group
(RTO 22557)
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One-on-One Mentor and Student Support Advisor

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Upfront Payment with a discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Self-paced. Approximately 700 hours to complete the course, which has seven key modules made up of 70 lessons.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.
Career Outcomes

This course may be of interest to people working or aspiring to work in or as:

  • Wildlife Park Ranger
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition
  • Environmental Consultation
  • Sales and Marketing – Animal Services
  • Tourism – Ecotourism
  • Education and Policy
Course Modules

Module 1: Wildlife Conservation

  1. Introduction to Wildlife Conservation
  2. Recovery of Threatened Species
  3. Habitat Conservation
  4. Approaches to Conservation of Threatened Wildlife
  5. Vegetation (Flora) Surveys
  6. Fauna Surveys
  7. Marine Conservation
  8. Planning for Wildlife
  9. Management
  10. Wildlife Conservation Project

In this course, you will learn how to conduct flora and fauna surveys, learn about wildlife conservation theory, habitat rehabilitation and threatened species recovery. You will gain knowledge about the different ways you can conserve wildlife, including the impact habitat use and fragmentation can have. You will learn a variety of survey techniques to be used for better understanding wildlife, flora, vegetation and marine life.

Module 2: Wildlife Management

  1. Introduction to Wildlife Management
  2. Wildlife Ecology
  3. Wildlife Habitats
  4. Population Dynamics
  5. Carrying Capacity
  6. Wildlife Censuses
  7. Wildlife Management Techniques
  8. Wildlife Management Law and Administration
  9. Wildlife Management Case Study and Research Project

Wildlife management is the manipulation of wild animal populations and their habitats for the benefit of both humans and wildlife. In this course, you will learn to manage wildlife populations in the wild through conservation, habitat management, captive breeding and more. You will discover and learn about the various methods of wildlife management, from running wildlife parks and reserves, altering and rehabilitating wildlife habitats, pest control, protecting human life and property and managing harvests of wildlife.

Module 3: Introduction To Ecology

  1. Ecosystems and Populations
  2. The Development of Life  (Evolution of Species and Ecosystems)
  3. Animals, Parasites and Endangered Species
  4. Fungi, Tundra, Rainforests and Marshlands
  5. Mountains, Rivers and Deserts
  6. Shallow Waters
  7. Ecological Problems- The Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Layer, Poisons and Waste Materials

Explore the essentials of ecology in this module, delving into ecosystems and populations, and the development of life across diverse habitats. Learn about the roles and challenges of animals, parasites, and endangered species in environments like tundra, rainforests, marshlands and shallow waters. This module also highlights key ecological problems, providing a foundational understanding of ecological balance and conservation.

Module 4: Vertebrate Zoology

  1. Vertebrate Taxonomy and Diversity 
  2. Fishes: Fish Diversity
  3. Ectotherms –Amphibians and Reptiles
  4. Birds
  5. Overview of Mammals 
  6. Marsupials Taxonomy 
  7. Mammalian Glires and Insectivora
  8. Carnivores
  9. Hoofed Mammals (Ungulata)
  10. Primates and other Archonta
  11. Research project

This module offers an extensive overview of vertebrate zoology, beginning with the taxonomy and diversity of vertebrates. Explore the fascinating world of fishes, understanding their diversity and ecological significance. You'll also delve into studying birds and mammals, including specific groups like marsupials, carnivores and hoofed mammals (Ungulata). This module is designed to thoroughly understand the various vertebrate classes, their ecological roles and conservation importance.

Module 5: Environmental Assessment

  1. Introduction to Environmental Assessment
  2. Overview of Environmental Assessment
  3. International Environmental Law
  4. Domestic Environmental Law
  5. Types of Environmental Assessments
  6. The Design and Process of Environmental Assessment
  7. Writing Environmental Reports
  8. Project- Environmental Impact Assessment

In this module, delve into the realm of environmental assessment, gaining a comprehensive introduction and overview of its vital role in wildlife management. Explore the complexities of international and domestic environmental law, understanding how they shape practices in conservation and wildlife management. Learn about the different types of environmental assessments and their significance in evaluating and mitigating ecological impact. This module also guides you through the design and process of conducting environmental assessments, culminating in the essential skills of writing detailed environmental reports. Engage in a practical research project to apply your learning, enhancing your ability to contribute effectively to environmental conservation efforts.

Module 6: Weed Control

  1. Weed Identification
  2. Weed Control Methods
  3. Chemical Weed Control
  4. Weed Control In Specific Situations
  5. Safe Chemical Application
  6. Non-Chemical Weed Control
  7. Major Weed Control Program Report

Dive into the intricate world of weed control in this comprehensive module. Begin with the fundamentals of weed identification, learning to distinguish between various weed species. You will explore a range of weed control methods, including both chemical and non-chemical techniques, ensuring a holistic approach. It also covers safe chemical application, tailored weed control in specific situations and the development of effective weed control program reports. This knowledge is vital for maintaining healthy ecosystems and agricultural productivity.

Module 7: Conservation and Environmental Management

  1. An Introduction To Ecology
  2. A Perspective On Environmental
  3. Pollution and Industry Effects On The Environment
  4. Water and Soil
  5. Vegetation Conservation and Management
  6. Animal Conservation and Management
  7. Marine Conservation and Management
  8. The Future

Embark on an enlightening journey through the realm of conservation and environmental management. This module starts with an introduction to ecology, providing a foundation for understanding the complex interactions within ecosystems. Gain a critical perspective on environmental problems, including pollution and its industrial effects. You'll study the conservation and management of various natural resources, focusing on water, soil, vegetation, animals and marine environments. Looking ahead, the module discusses the future of conservation and environmental management, emphasising sustainable practices and the importance of preserving our planet.

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you five days a week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
Student Support

You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support advisor, mentor and course consultants, who are available 5 days per week.


Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving on to the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.


Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Approval & Recognition

The Learning Group is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

Have A Question?

Our Course Consultants can answer any questions you may have. They will help you to find the best course for you and your goals and how to enrol.

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About the Course Provider

The Learning Group

Whether you want to stand out from the competition, move into a new industry or turn your passion into a career, The Learning Group courses are designed to help you get ahead and stay ahead. They have a student-first approach, so you can study your way, when and how it suits you. Their courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, so you can continue to work and study at the same time. You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support mentor and their experienced course consultants, who are available to you 5 days a week. The pathway to success looks different for everyone. As a Learning Group student, you will have the opportunity to further study with their well-rounded study program with industry associations and partnerships to deliver personal development and career success. Plus, they partner with industry leading education providers, so you can unlock access to LinkedIn Learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of onlince courses in Australia, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. Their student-first approach ensures you can study at your own pace, balancing work and education. With industry partnerships and LinkedIn Learning access, these courses support career advancement and personal development, making it ideal for those looking to enhance their skills or pivot to new careers entirely, all through online study.
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