Conservation & Land Management
This involves the management and conservation of:
- natural environments
- historical and cultural resources
- the restoration and revegetation of natural areas
- interpretation of our natural history and culture.
The Tasmanian Polytechnic's conservation and land management qualifications can lead to a range of employment opportunities including:
Operate vehicles in off-road conditions, carry out revegetation works, maintain properties and structures and treat pests and weeds.
Field officers operate in isolated and remote situations and also provide information to clients, supervise park visitors and respond to wildlife emergencies and park rescue incidents.
As well as supervising land, field supervisors are responsible for parks and wildlife management activities including:
- machinery maintenance
- supervising natural areas and restoration works
- inspecting and monitoring cultural places
- sourcing goods and services and evaluating contractors
- developing interpretative activities and liaising with media.
Land Care Workers
Are responsible for tasks such as weeding and pest control, collecting data, mapping vegetation, constructing tracks and maintaining machinery and equipment.
Natural Resources Managers
Work on the assessment, development and implementation of techniques for the conservation of flora and fauna, environmental management and environmental rehabilitation.
The job may include organising plant or animal surveys, laboratory work, community education and water catchment management
Rangers are responsible for managing lands, parks and wildlife, bushland restoration, revegetation and weed control programs. They may also be responsible for preparing budgets, financial plans, the recruitment, selection, induction and supervision of staff as well as enforcement activities.