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    Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Planning [K5J]
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    Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Planning [K5J]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Certificate

    Study Type

    Full Time




    Distance Hobart

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines24-Jun-2024
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    Duration 0.5 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 16,225  / total
    Next Intake 24-Jun-2024

    Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Planning [K5J]


    Throughout the world there are over 160,000 protected areas that are managed with the aim of ensuring the long term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values.

    Good planning is essential if protected areas are to achieve this aim.

    This course equips students with the knowledge and skills required by contemporary protected area planners. This course covers planning practice in government, private and community-based protected areas.

    The course has been developed as part of an initiative to establish a protected area learning and research centre. This initiative is being led by a Steering Committee comprising representatives from The University of Tasmania, Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Parks Victoria, Parks Australia, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, James Cook University, Murdoch University and Charles Darwin University.

    At completion of the course, graduates will be equipped to:

    • analyse and contribute to planning processes for reserve selection;
    • design planning processes that support adaptive management;
    • prepare protected area management plans;
    • plan community engagement processes; and
    • engage in planning practice that is informed by planning theory.


    Entry Requirements

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    Candidates for the Graduate Certificate of Protected Area Planning shall be qualified for entry if they hold an undergraduate degree or other tertiary qualification(s) deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent for this purpose.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    Graduates will have planning knowledge and skills sought by government protected area agencies, private and NGO protected area managers, and community-based organisations. The course has been designed to meet international competencies for protected area planners specified by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

    Professional Recognition

    Professional recognition will be sought from the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas once their proposed accreditation system has been established.

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 16,225 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

    University of Tasmania

    Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Planning [K5J]

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