Conservation and Environmental Management Online Course

Conservation and Environmental Management Online Course
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Qualification Certificate
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
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This course develops a basis for managing conservation in different environments.  The course reviews basic ecology and environmental problems such as pollution and land degradation. It also gives an insight into the conservation of animals and their habitats including marine ecosystems, threatened species, bush lands and what current and future issues the conservation and environmental managers may face.

  • 100 hr course
  • Self Paced Study
  • Online
  • Tutor Support

This course is best combined with wildlife conservation, environmental assessment, landscape restoration, marine studies I and II. Browse the courses for a suitable combination to lead your studies toward a rewarding career specialization.

Course Aims:

  • Describe the nature and scope of ecology.
  • Describe environmental problems and their causes.
  • Develop a brief introduction to pollution and its effect on the environment and conservation.
  • Discuss relationships between water and soil and their effects on conservation and the environment, and how they can be used and managed.
  • Investigate the techniques of vegetation management used in a range of situations.
  • Identify the methods used to monitor and manage natural animal populations and land areas for sustainable species continuance.
  • Identify the methods used to monitor and manage natural marine populations for sustainable species continuance.
  • Describe the role of Ecologically Sustainable Development policies in future environment management.

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I have done an online course before through another company and the service was poor so i was a bit hesitant coming into this course. Upon completing this course I have learned valuable things that will help me if I get into Uni. My tutor was very helpful and encouraging and I am definitely glad that after researching many online course providers that I chose to go with Careerline!

Tiffany Clare
Environmental Science Graduate

Detailed Course Outline

Each course is made up a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.  Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.

1. An Introduction To Ecology

  • Conservation; Use of Resources, ecological value, economic value, genetic diversity
  • Overkill
  • Urbanisation
  • Basic Ecology
  • The Ecosystem
  • Constituents for the Ecosystem
  • Ecological Concepts
  • The Web of Life; climate, producers, consumers, decomposers The Food Web
  • Habitat and Niche
  • Humans in the Environment
  • Energy Flow
  • Imbalances
  • The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
  • Climate Change
  • El Nino
  • International Efforts to Counter Climate Change; IPCC, UNFCC, Kyoto Protocol, Copenhagen Summit, Worldwatch Institute, etc
  • Terminology

2. A Perspective On Environmental Problems

  • History of Conservation
  • Natural Resources; Renewable, Non Renewable
  • Goals of Conservation
  • History from Industrial Revolution to WWII
  • WW2 and Post War Period
  • International Conservation
  • Deforestation
  • Loss of Agricultural Land
  • Loss of Biodiversity Endagered Water Supplies
  • Exhaustion of Non Renewable Resources
  • Political and Economic Issues of Conservation
  • Environmental Damage in Free Economies
  • Pollution in Planned Economies Supply of Resources
  • Limits to Growth

3. Pollution and Industry Effects On The Environment

  • Nature and Scope of Pollution
  • Industrial Pollution
  • Types of Pollutants
  • Effects of Pollution
  • Nuclear Pollution
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Asbestos Fibre
  • Urbanisation
  • Energy Alternatives
  • Deforestation
  • Nuclear Energy, Hydro Power, Solar Energy, Wind, Waste Power

4. Water and Soil

  • Introduction
  • Dams
  • River Catchments
  • Wetlands
  • Water Pollution
  • Recycling
  • Desalination
  • Water Environments
  • The Hydrological Cycle; Infiltration, Rainfall, Evaporation, Effective Rainfall, etc
  • Water and Plant Growth
  • Keeping Water Clean
  • Sewerage Treatment
  • Soil; pH, texture, structure
  • Land and Soil Degradation;
  • Loss of soil fertility
  • Erosion
  • Salinity
  • Soil compaction
  • Soil acidification
  • Build up of dangerous chemicals

5. Vegetation Conservation and Management

  • Value of Trees
  • Commercial Value of Trees
  • Rainforests
  • Forest Systems and Biomass
  • Forest Conservation
  • Trees and the Environment
  • Environmental consequences of Deforestation
  • Afforestation
  • Classification of Forests
  • Desertification
  • Acid Rain
  • Environmental Weeds
  • Strategies for Preservation of Native Grasslands

6. Animal Conservation & Management

  • The Human Animal
  • Urbanisation
  • Wildlife
  • Threatened Species
  • Invasive Species
  • Wildlife Management; approaches, preservation, conservation, goals
  • Wildlife Habitats
  • Water Management for Wildlife
  • Wildlife Surveys

7. Marine Conservation and Management

  • Estuaries
  • Fisheries; stock management, assessment, biomass, stock management methods
  • Conservation of Sandy Shores

8. The Future

  • Tourism and the Environment
  • Ecotourism
  • Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD)
  • Framework for ESD

When you have completed your lessons you have the option of taking the optional exam. It's ok if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate.

Course Tutor(s)

Theja Abayarathna

Bachelor of Science (Zoology) (Hons), M.Phil. PhD (UTS) current.

I am currently doing my PhD in Environmental Science at the University of Technology Sydney. My research is centered around the effects of climate change on the hatchling velvet gecko population in Australia. This involves collecting wild gravid geckos and incubating their eggs under laboratory conditions. Through exposure to a variety of incubation temperature treatments, I have operationalized my investigation which aims to determine the effect of higher temperatures on hatchling geckos. I am currently in stage 3 of research, which comprises writing a thesis and developing manuscripts for publishing. Prior to my present endeavors within the scientific field, I have also successfully completed a B.Sc. degree, majoring in Zoology, (specialised field: Wildlife Management) with first-class honors and an M.Phil. Degree in Life Sciences. My passion has always been teaching and thus I have worked for seven years as a lecturer at various universities. I love helping students with their own studies.

How It Works

1. Learn Online

Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

2. Get Help & Support

Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

3. Receive Certificate

Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay in installments?

Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

Can I study from anywhere in the world?

We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.

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Do I have to sit an Exam?

No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

Do you have set start dates?

There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.