Professional Certificate in Wildlife Conservation Management

Have you always been passionate about protecting and understanding wildlife? Do you envision a career where every day is a step towards preserving our natural world? If the call of the wild resonates with you, the Professional Certificate in Wildlife Conservation and Management is your gateway to making a significant impact on the rich Australian wildlife. This professional course is tailored for those eager to contribute to wildlife conservation and eager to gain the knowledge and skills required for this vital work.
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 500 hours to complete the course, which has five key modules made up of 48 subjects.
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 Surveys
  6. Fauna Surveys
  7. Marine Conservation
  8. Planning for Wildlife
  9. Management
  10. Wildlife Conservation Project

In this module, 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 of 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
  10. Research Project

Wildlife management is the manipulation of wild animal populations and their habitats for the benefit of both humans and wildlife. In this module, 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.

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.

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.

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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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